"Flat" roofs (the ones with a low pitch, not literally flat, and high parapet (think that's the term) around the outside so you can't see the roof when standing on the ground) aren't common where I live and I've never had much to do with them.
But I'm planning to move in the next few months and have noticed quite a few otherwise attractive houses for sale with such roofs in the area I am looking to buy in.
Can anyone tell me what (if any) are the disadvantages of this type of roof?
Also, how far is the gap between the underside of the roof and the actual ceiling? I'm assuming it's far too close to crawl through? If so, then how difficult is removing a section of the roof to gain access (to install some wiring, add insulation or any other reason) to the ceiling space? One web site I checked says you can't remove part in the middle without taking literally half the roof off.
Anything else about such roofs I ought to know? Presumably any decent building inspector will determine if it's waterproof. But any other issues? Are they any more or less likely than a pitched roof to come off in very strong winds?
As I said, I don't know anything about these roofs as they just aren't that common where I live at the moment and I've always lived in houses with normally pitched roofs.