Flat roof is typically found on commercial structures, however, it can sometimes be found on residential properties as well. Across the different types of flat roofing techniques, the idea is essentially the same: cover the roof in layers of water proof materials. The main difference between the different flat roofing types is in the type of materials used to cover the roof surface. Garn Tee Roofing is familiar with all of these materials and techniques. We have the experience necessary to give you a quality commercial roof at a competitive price. Here, you’ll find additional information about flat roofing materials and techniques. If you have any questions: don’t hesitate to Contact Us anytime!
There are three main types of flat roofing, though some of the materials and techniques may vary. One of the most common types of commercial roofing is know as “Built-Up Roof” and is often referred to as “B-U-R”. BUR roofing is composed of a water proofing material held in place by tar and then covered with gravel.
Pros: The gravel roof can look better than alternatives in cases where it is exposed to windows and decking located on upper levels. Additionally, gravel is a fire retardent.
Cons: This type of roofing can face structural issues during installation. It has weight and heat demands on a property structure, sometimes requiring safety upgrades prior to installation. It can be difficult to identify the source of leaks and other types of roof damage.
Modified Bitumen is a single-ply material that is rolled into long sheets. These are typically installed with heating elements like torches, though there are some peel-&-stick materials available on the market now.
Pros:The price isn’t too expensive for how long it lasts and peel-&-stick applications can be maintained relatively easily by home owners.
Cons: installations requiring heat or torches are a fire hazard and not easily maintained by home owners. It is also relatively easy to scuff and tear, in comparison with other types of roofing materials and techniques.
Rubber membranes are made of rubber (as the name implies). Most materials available on the market have been treated to resist heat and sun light. It can be anchored in many different ways, giving roofers options for installation.
Pros:The material is relatively light, to how extremely durable it is. Different installation options make it easy to work with.
Cons: Material can be highly susceptible to damage from heat and sunlight. It is relatively more expensive than other roofing materials and despite being scuff resistant, it is comparatively easy to puncture.
Let the experts here at Garn Tee Roofing take care of your flat roof installation and repairs. Our professionals make short work out of a lengthy process that can sometimes interrupt normal business operations. We’ll let you know what your best options are for quality and pricing.
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