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Flat roofs have in recent times been increasingly popular amongst homeowners. This trend in Residential Flat Roof installations is because of the success Flat Roofs have been in the Commercial Flat Roofing sector. Some of the features that have attracted homeowners are the roofs easy maintenance qualities, long lifespan, and aesthetic appeal. Because the roofs are ”flat”, this space can be used for a patio, you could plant a garden, install solar panels whatever purpose you can think of with the additional space. There are various types of Flat Roofs to accommodate all budgets. Although the name alludes to your roof being flat, Flat Roofs are in reality not truly flat. Instead, they are slightly slanted to prevent water pooling.
The Various Types of Flat Roofs
Thermoplastic Membrane (TPO)
Thermoplastic membrane, (thermoplastic polyolefins) is white in color and similar to PVC roofing materials. It is made from polypropylene and ethyl propylene rubbers, and features a flat, single-ply membrane.
PVC membranes are lightweight, recyclable, reflective and chemical and flame resistant. They are made from a filament lattice, commonly known as a scrim. UV resistant thermoplastics, with variants like Polyisobutylene (PIB), Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) and Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO), are used for laminating the first layer. This roof type is flexible and durable. It is easily customizable to meet custom designs.
Built-up Roof (BUR)
Built-up roofs are produced from a combination of hot tar and gravel. They are made of three or more layers of waterproof ply sheets inserted between the layers of tar. Gravel or smooth river stones is used to cover the first layer. This is to ensure it is stable and durable. As a result of these multiple layers, Built-up roofs are heavier compared to the other types of Flat Roofs.
EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) or as it’s more commonly known, rubber membrane roofs are easy to maintain and repair. They are hardier than other flat roof systems like Modified Bitumen and BUR, but absorb more heat because of their natural black color.
Modified bitumen are made of two or three layers of bitumen sheets which are applied with a gas torch. It is light in color. As its application requires the use of a torch, installation can be hazardous, which is why this type of roof should be avoided in occupied buildings. Safety precautions should be taken prior to installation, which a qualified roofer will take into precaution.
5 Advantages of Installing a Flat Roof
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Flat Roof Repair Services in Millbrook Alabama
As previously mentioned, Flat Roofs are in fact not actually flat, they are slightly sloped to prevent the accumilation of rainwater. Due to incorrect installation, debris accumilation or blocked gutter, water pooling can form in isolated areas. Consequently, over the time, the water will penetrate the roof surface and will start to decay the building structure.
We at, Millbrook Roofing Experts, believe prevention is better than cure. As a preventative measure, can offer the installation additional drains in order to redirect water and in some extreme cases, re-pitch the flat roof for more effective drainage. If you are not able to invest in a full roofing repair, our team can offer alternative solutions such as utilizing pumps or plastering the sunken areas. Although these are temporary repairs, they can be done immediately to maintain the integrity and safety of your roof without it costing a leg and a arm.
Pooling water on your flat roof should be dealt with immediately. If not, it will cause more damage and will pose a danger to the people you care about. Give us a call so we can assess the situation to prevent further damage.
- Conducts monthly inspections, especially after rain.
- Clear roof of debris
- Ensure your Gutter and Downsprout are free flowing
- Use a protective paint to reflect ultraviolet rays. The paint adds extra protection as it reseal your roofs surface against water infiltration.
Millbrook Roofing Experts offers Residential and Commercial Flat Roof Services in Millbrook, Pratville, Coosada, Elmore, Deatsville, Montgomery, Pike Road and Wetumpka. Treating every customer with respect and integrity, giving fair estimates and providing high quality roofing services are qualities we uphold.
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