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Options in Residential and Commercial Flat Roofs

Options in Residential and Commercial Flat Roofs

Options in Residential and Commercial Flat Roofs

A park is an important feature maintained by many homeowners' For many years, if you owned a flat roof, you paid a roofer to go up and hot-mop on a new coat when it started giving you problems. While a few people were thankful that all they had to do was find a great service at a reasonable cost, others wanted more options. The roofing industry has listened, and they have created several different roofing options for flat roofs.

Single-layer membrane roofs

There are several options in single-layer membranes for flat roofs.

EPDM Roofs

The most popular options is ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM). It’s a low-cost option that is normally found in black, but it is also available in white, which helps it reflect the hot Central Florida sun better.

Neoprene (polychloroprene) Roofs

This rubber roofing material is extremely durable as it naturally resists damage from the sun and from oxidation. It is also great at resisting wind damage. This product also has a high flash point, so your building’s roof may not catch on fire as easily.

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) Roofs

PVC roofing is normally mechanically attached over existing roofing or insulation. It is an outstanding choice when the original structure might not stand the weight of a regular roof. It also reflects the sun allowing building owners to save on energy bills.

Chlorinated Polyethylene Roofs

Polyethylene material is chlorinated to make this type of roofing that is extremely flexible. It also withstands chemicals and oxidation very well. It is often combined with a PVC roof.

Polymer-Modified Bitumen Roofs

Developed during the 1960s, polymer modified bitumen roofs can be put on using a variety of techniques. The two most common techniques used to apply polymer-modified bitumen roofs are hot tarring and cold adherence. Polymers used in their creation makes them more flexible and elastic helping them to withstand damage better.

Is Built-up Roofing Gone Forever?

Built-up roofing put on with a mop is far from gone forever. When you consider the life of the roof, then it is nearly impossible to beat a built-up roof. While additives are usually put in the top layer to help them remain damage free, repairs are usually low-cost and easily completed. They offer multi-layer protection along with a long track record of working successfully in many different types of environments. The formulas used by roofers today do a great job of resisting weathering.

Regardless of the type of roof that you are contemplating, it is important to work with competent roofers in Longwood, FL. Give Dehlinger a call at (407) 636-9322 as they sincerely want to be your roofer in Longwood, FL. They are fully certified by the state, and they will be here long after the job is complete to ensure that you are happy with their product and the services performed. Should you discover that you need repairs done before a new roof is installed, then they can take care of those jobs too.