Choosing the type of flat roofing system for a structure, whether it’s for your house or building can be quite overwhelming. There are so many things to consider, like the type and material used, and which contractor to hire. At First Rate Roofing and Chimney, you are guaranteed to have quality built flat roofs and professional contractors that will be with you every step of the way.
What is Flat Roofing?
Flat roofs have become one of the most popular roofing options for both commercial and residential use. It is a type of roofing solution wherein the surface of the roof has a very low slope. This can be around ¼ to ½ of an inch per foot. In the past, flat roofs were only used for industrial and commercial purposes. Because of this, there have been many misconceptions about it. Some say they are more expensive to install and prone to leaks. However, these are all wrong. The truth is that having a flat roofing system can give you more flexibility than any other type of roofing solution. If you want, you can be creative. It can even be an additional living space that you can use. In fact, if the flat roof is well maintained, it is quite an effective roofing system that will fit anyone’s budget. Furthermore, with its slight slope, it is quite easy to do a visual inspection to check if there are any issues that need to be fixed.
What are the Materials We Use?
One of the more popular flat roof types, TPO or also known as Thermoplastic Polyolefin is a mix of both ethylene-propylene and polypropylene rubber. It is one of the best flat roof materials to use.
It is an affordable option that can last you at ten to twenty years. Additionally, it requires little to no maintenance as well.
- PVC Membrane
PVC is one of the favorites to use for our flat-roofing projects. It may be more pricey than your standard single-ply roofing material. Nevertheless, it has a lot of benefits for its price. PVC has a reinforced membrane which makes it resistant to cracking and damage from impact. These are usually the reasons why a flat roof’s lifespan significantly shortens. Another thing that is great about PVC is that it does not need a lot of maintenance and will actually last as long as twenty years.
Furthermore, we at First Rate Roofing and Chimney offers a warranty for a newly-installed PVC Roofing.
- EPDM Rubber
EPDM or Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer is a synthetic rubber. It is commonly used for industrial flat roofing solutions. Many choose this material for their flat roof mainly because of its affordability. It is also one of the main reasons why it is as popular as using PVC. Although EPDM may not be as durable as PVC, it is extremely water-resistant. Plus, its weathering and temperature characteristics are great.
We at the First Rate Roofing and Chimney use only top quality materials for your flat roofing system. We can also install any flat-roofing material of your choice. So, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free quote.
- Flat Roof Inspections and EstimateIf you need to have a new flat roof installed and would like to get a quote, we at First Rate Roofing and Chimney would love to do that for you. We offer flat roof inspections and free project estimates as well.Through years of experience, our teams have gained the knowledge to thoroughly and correctly assess your structure or roof for you. We assure you that our staff is fully certified to do the job.
- Flat Roofing InstallationWe can guarantee that our roofing experts are well trained and can finish the job perfectly. Our company can work on commercial, industrial, and residential flat roofs of all kinds. We can also assure you that we will only provide you with the best flat roofing solutions.
- Flat Roof Repair and RestorationProfessionals from First Rate Roofing and Chimney install only the best quality flat roof coating that will definitely solve any flat roof problems that you may have. Although flat roofs are much more affordable and more durable than any other roofing solution, it is still prone to a few problems. However, with us, you will be sure that all your flat roofing problems will be fixed. We use watertight roof coating systems that are both effective and well within anyone’s budget. We also repair and restore EPDM or rubber roofs, elastomeric, PVC, and TPO roofs. What’s more, we can also repair asphalt roofs as well. So, don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be glad to work on your project.