Many property owners are choosing flat systems for their commercial and residential roofing systems. This option may come at lower construction, repair and maintenance costs. It also comes in a wide selection of styles, colors and materials to complement various architectural designs.
Read on for tips on choosing a flat roof for your building.
Metal roofing is growing more popular due to its versatility, durability, long lifespan and cost-effectiveness. Many business owners also prefer this material because of its sustainability, weather resistance and energy efficiency. Corrugated galvanized steel is one of today’s most popular flat metal roofing options. With proper installation and regular roof maintenance, expect this material to last at least 50 years.
Low-slope asphalt roofing has three categories, including built-up roofing (BUR), modified bitumen and hybrid systems. BUR consists of alternating layers of bitumen and fabrics or roofing felts. Installers reinforce the felts with either glass-fiber mats or organic mats, forming a strong roofing membrane when combined with the bitumen.
Modified bitumen features factory-made layers of asphalt, modified using rubber or plastic for improved flexibility. They are integrated with reinforcement as well to enhance their stability and strength. Moreover, hybrid systems are the combination of built-up roofing and modified bitumen.
Single-ply commercial roofing membranes are flexible sheets of compounded synthetic materials. They are made in factories that adhere to stringent quality standards. This roofing option offers excellent flexibility, strength, longevity and durability.
A single-ply membrane can either be a thermoset or a thermoplastic. Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) is the most common type of thermoset membrane, and it comes in black and white. EPDM performs well against the damaging effects of the sun and common chemicals found on roofs. Meanwhile, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and thermoplastic polyolefins (TPO) are the most widely used thermoplastic roofing membranes. Contractors weld these membranes together using heat or solvent, creating a bond as strong as the base material.
At Pressure Point Roofing Eugene, LLC, we’re here to help you select the ideal roofing option for your commercial property. We are one of the area’s leading providers of roof repair and replacement services. Call us at (541) 688-7663, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in Springfield and nearby areas in Oregon.