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5 Types of Flat Roofing

by Alex Coomb Affordable Hauling

Planning to install a new flat roof or need to replace the old one? in both cases, you might need some help from our side.

If you are one of those homeowners who live in an area where there are persistent storms and violent winds. Then you must know how frequently you need the roofing service. Sometimes the damage became so huge that you have to replace the whole roof, instead of repairing it.

Knowing about different kinds of the flat roof are important. It might not help you directly in controlling the roof leak. But it will definitely help you in making a better decision while selecting your new flat roof material.

Build up roofs

This bur or build-up roofs are often referred to as gravel or tar roofs. They have been in use for more than 100 years. The layers of the roof are covered with melted hot tar. It is built from three or more piles of waterproof material.

This type of roof is excellent for fire retardant. It looks attractive for decks and windows that overlook the roof. if you are looking for the budget-friendly flat roof type, then this is one of the cheapest types. But it is hard to install this type of roof due to its heaviness. So you must contact a flat roofing contractor for this.

Modified Bitumen roof 

It is somehow similar to the build-up to the roof. There are four basic ways to install this modified bitumen roof.

1.      You can install it using hot applied with hot tar

2.      Install it by using a cold applied solvent-based adhesive. It doesn’t require the use of heat

3.      Melt two sheets together by torching it down with n open flame

4.      Peel and stick base and cap sheets. They will adhere once the tap is remove

The biggest advantage of using this type of flat roof is that you don’t have to contact a professional flat roofing contractor for installing it. it can easily be installed by a homeowner due to its peel and stick material. its price is neither too low nor too high. You can easily afford it. it cuts energy bills and due to its light-colored mineral surface, it also reflects heat.

Rubber membrane roof (EPDM Rubber roof)

These rubber roofs are easy to install in two ways. The first one is, weighed down or ballasted with a large river stone. Second is, adhered to or glue down. Adhered rubber roofs are easy to recognize. They are stretched tight over an insulation board and are black in color.

Roofs that are ballasted are covered with rock, which is similar to the built-up roofs. But the stones are not stuck in the roof with tar.

It is one of the types of flat roofs that re easy to install. You can install it yourself very easily. Its material is highly resistant to scuffs and tears. Leaks are easy to patch.

Spray polyurethane foam roof 

It is made up of a layer of high-density polyurethane foam sprayed from a sprayer or wand. Then waterproofing elastomeric topcoat is used for coating the foam. This coat is often reflective of white or gray in color.

Thermoplastic membrane PVC or TPO 

These membranes are a single layer of material. it is usually white or gray in color but you can also find it in a different color. Similar to EPDM rubber, these membranes can also be adhered or mechanically attached with screws.

So, these were the 5 types of flat roofs that were important to know for you. Now you can make an easy decision based on what you actually want your flat roof to be.

 


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