3 Materials to Consider for Your Flat Roof

Your home deserves a roof that can provide superior weather protection and performance.  The right type of system plays an essential role in this. Most homes today feature a steep roof, but flat or low-slope options are already catching up.

Flat Roof

In fact, you should consider choosing this excellent option. Flat Tampa roofing can keep both homes and commercial buildings dry and damage-free. It makes this possible by allowing water to drain smoothly from the roof’s surface, lowering the potential for pooling water and leaks. That said, flat roofing won’t be as effective without the right kind of material.

To help you make the most of your flat roof, Arry’s Roofing suggests the following materials:

Built-Up Roofing (BUR)

This option might be the oldest type of composition roofing, but it’s still a reliable choice for flat systems. It consists of several layers of roof felt, hot asphalt, and gravel. Recent BUR products are available with a rigid insulation layer. This material is versatile—allowing for installation on any type of roof deck. This uncomplicated method of installation makes it a cost-effective choice.

BUR can also provide your flat roof with superior fire resistance. In addition, its multiple layers serve as an effective barrier against leaks. Add in the exceptional impact resistance and UV protection it can provide, and you can enjoy a durable, longer-lasting roof.

Modified Bitumen

This single-ply rolled roof consists of reinforcing fabrics and comes with a mineral-based wear surface. Like BUR, modified bitumen has multiple layers and allows for both hot and cold installation. It’s also more cost-effective since it won’t require an additional support structure.

Since it’s lighter than BUR, modified roofing is easy to install. If you decide on this material, you can enjoy a flat roof that helps lower your energy bills. Its light mineral surface reflects heat, leading to more thermally comfortable interiors.

EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer)

EPDM roofing uses true rubber, which somewhat resembles an inner tube that proves effective against sun damage. This material is relatively easy to install and does a great job at preventing roof leaks.

In addition, what makes this stand out is its ability to withstand scuffs and tears even though it’s lighter compared to other materials. You also don’t have to worry about EPDM on the off chance that it starts springing leaks. They are easy to patch, and as a bonus, it doesn’t emit the odors and fumes present in two-ply systems.

Arry’s Roofing specializes in both flat residential and commercial roofing in Tampa and surrounding cities. We also carry the highest quality materials to add to it. When you turn to us for solutions to your roofing needs, expect your system to provide lasting performance. Call us at (727) 938-9565 or fill out our form today for a free estimate. We’d love to hear from you.