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Types Of Flat Roofs

Knowing what kind of flat roofing material your building has can allow you to make better decisions regarding maintenance, roof repair, and replacing an outdated flat roof system. Knowing more about your building's roof can also help you communicate and relate to roofing contractors more effectively as you determine which roofing business is a good fit for your project. We recommend that you speak with a professional roofing company before deciding which roofing type to choose.

  • PVC Membrane

PVC roofing membranes are made from a scrim, which is a continuous filament lattice bonded with UV-resistant PVC thermoplastic. For numerous reasons, PVC membranes are a contemporary and very effective roofing material: PVC is naturally fire-resistant. When the source of the fire is removed, PVC membranes will not sustain a flame. PVC roofing systems with high flame resistance may be able to achieve Class-A fire ratings more easily than other roofing systems. Many environmental pollutants are released as a result of combustion, particularly incomplete combustion.

  • Metal

Roof materials such as steel or aluminum are routinely utilized today. The durability of metal is one of its main selling advantages. A correctly built metal roof can outlast the building on which it is put. The majority of metal roofs are lightweight and simple to install over existing materials. They are great to heat conductors, making them appropriate for Northern areas where winter may persist for up to 4-5 months. They are particularly suitable for places with a lot of snow and rain since the roof panels lock together and keep any water or snow out of the structure. Metal roofs, on the other hand, are normally only practical for sloping or low-sloped roof applications and cannot be utilized for completely flat roofs. The large expense and loudness of a metal roof might sometimes be a concern, although the positives typically exceed the drawbacks.

  • Rubber Membrane

Historically, rubber membrane has been a common flat roofing material. EPDM is another name for a rubber roof membrane (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer). Rubber membrane roof leaks are readily fixed, and repair supplies are inexpensive. Rubber membrane roofs are lighter and more durable than previous flat roof systems like as BUR and Modified, but they are less resistant to punctures than newer PVC membranes. EPDM membranes, like PVC, have the benefit of being highly recyclable once the useful life of the roof has expired.

  • Modified Bitumen

Modified bitumen roofs require only one layer of adhesive roofing material, making them suitable for do-it-yourself installations. Previously, modified bitumen was put with a torch; however, self-adhering solutions are now available. Modified bitumen roofs are also lighter in color, which helps reflect part of the sun's infrared radiation and lowers HVAC expenses in facilities.

If you need help selecting the proper flat roof type or with any other roofing difficulties, we have a team of skilled roofers to help you.


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