Flat Roofing

Countlessbuildings in Sacramento have a flat roof, many of which are commercial or industrial buildings. There are variousreasons people choose flat roofs over their sloping counterparts.

Most flat roofs largelydo not last as long as sloping roofs, but highly-durable and energy efficient materials have beenconstructed. Some of them can practicallycontendwith the traditional style roofs.

Single-Ply Roofs

Elite Roofing of Sacramento spends more time fitting these types of flat roof systems than any other. They are the most practical and reliable. This type of roof also exists in two varieties.

Thermosetting membranes are rubber polymers and use less adhesive tape or adhesive to form the required edge seal. There are also thermoplastic membraneswhich are constructed from plastic polymers and who have seals formed by thermal or chemical welding.

These also include fiberglass or polyester protective reinforcement layerswhich deliver strength and stability.This type of roof also has a longer life than other types, making it a better choice, even if they cost a little more.

Types of Flat RoofConstruction

MBR (Modified Bitumen Roof)

The construction of these is to some extent different because they are constructed from fiberglass-based sheets of asphalt. These alternating layers are smearedwith hot bitumen between each layer.

These are the more often usedcommercial flat roof materials rather than forresidential buildings, but they can be great alternatives if you wish.

Prefabricated roofing is the cheapest option, but over time, sunlight degrades the asphalt base and requires replacement sooner than other options.

Built Up Roofing (BUR)

This is the generic term for flat roofs construction which uses many alternate layers of felts and sealants. Included in these are:

  • Asphalt
  • Coal tar pitch
  • Cold application adhesive
  • Insulation,and others.

It is more commonly known as “tar and gravel roof” because it has a final covering gravel or other crushed material.

Flat Roof Advantages and Disadvantages

There are flat roof advantages and disadvantagesover their sloping cousins:

  • Flat roof material prices are much lower
  • Installation costs are cheaper because they are faster to install
  • Inspections and repairs are more accessible and quicker because they require less specialized equipment to access the roof.

You can also enjoy a flat roof in Sacramento and have it professionally converted to extra usable space.Flat roof deck materials will sit over the top and add extra protection in that area.

The main issue of inconvenience is “how long does a flat roof last?”, It’s easy to answer such a question because they do not survive as long assloping roofs.

Once a roof has reached the age of 10 to 20, you should be considering replacing your roof.

These types of roofing will require new lining and waterproofing every few years, compared to 20 years and older of a tiled roof, and some of the seals will need to be redone around the 6-7 year mark.

Flat Roof Repair

Our professional roofers have spent many years working with this type of roof design and can instantly see where problems lay.

It might be there is water leaking to the interior of your building, and if this was the case, this leads our expert’sroofers to know, you either have a puncture in the covering, or there is a deterioration in the seals, and they are leaking.