Flat Roofing Options Ideal for Residential Purposes

by Carolyn Lynch Roof Crafters Local Trusted Roofer
When people think of flat roofs they often think of commercial properties. However, a flat roof can go quite nicely with a residential property. A flat roof gives a home the sleek modern look, also providing solid protection and functionality.  

Built-Up Roofing

Built-up roofing is the most common roofing material used on low-slope roofs. This style of roofing first came on the scene in the 1840’s and is known as an old and reliable type of flat roofing system. These roofing systems are composed of alternating layers of reinforcing fabric and asphalt, completed with a top layer of stone or gravel.

Modified Bitumen Roofing

Making up much of the commercial roofing market, modified bitumen roofs are a popular choice for flat roofs. Modified bitumen roofs are asphalt based designed for flat roof structures to provide the building with thermal resistance for temperature stability for the roof system.


Another common roofing system for low sloped roofs are known as EPDM roofs, these roofs have been in use since the 1960s. The EPDM roofs are a favorite because they are one of the most affordable options for low-sloped roofs. Plus, EPDM roofing systems easy to install. EPDM systems are made up of an extremely durable long-lasting synthetic rubber membrane with the two primary ingredients deriving from oil and natural gas. EPDM roofs are built to last and are a good choice for affordability.


Like an EPDM roof a TPO roof also uses a rubber surface. The main difference between a TPO roof and an EPDM is that the TPO roof uses a rubber that reflects the sunlight. The TPO roof can be a better option than an EPDM because it reflects sunlight, making your HVAC system do less work.  The main benefits roofing contractors see in TPO membranes include exceptional resistance to heat, wind, and rain. TPO roofs are a durable and an environmentally friendly option. So, if you are a person that thinks green, a TPO roof is a great option for your residential or commercial property.

A Roofer You Can Trust

Proper maintenance for a flat roofing system can offer the same benefits and more stability than some traditional sloped roofing systems. Roof Crafters caters to both commercial and residential roofing needs in the Hammond and Baton Rouge areas. Count on us to install the perfect New Orleans LA Roofing Contractor. Call us now at 225-667-1189 to get a free in-home consultation and estimate.

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