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Originally posted by boarderfatty
It depends on where you go I think, there are some sort of crazy flat top houses in Glenora, Victoria Park, Sask Drive area, and some monstrocities in the new Windemere area.
Yeah, we have seen a couple in Magrath and Windermere... but there are definately more architectural controls seen in Calgary than Edmonton.
I am looking for some creative ideas for building next year. I want to learn more about the difference in construction and ultimately costs... not sure where to start, if you guys have any ideas, please advise.
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Yes, 2 years late but...
After owning a flat roof'd 1960's house and researching it... Flat roof technology has come a long way.
They use a rubberized membrane now that is essentially easy to lay down and less prone to leaks and UV degradation.
The roof trusses in the house I had seemed to be spaced a lot closer together to accompany the added weight of the snow/ice that doesn't instantly melt off a sloped roof.
I'd say, the issues that people used to have with flat roofs have been essentially mitigated and IMO, a newer flat roof is a lot less hassel and cheaper to repair. Albeit, I have not attempted to redo a newer flat roof, but it would appear to be a lot less man hours compared to a shingled roof and can last a lot longer with some minor care (ensuring gravel or what not is protecting that rubber membrane.