We offer several different types of flat roofs for residential and commercial applications.
Flat roofs are commonly used for commercial buildings, though they can be implemented to homes, as well. It is important to consider the climate when you decide to obtain a flat roof for your building. Flat roofs may allow water to pool on the surface, so they are often ideal for drier climates. Flat roofs are consistently becoming more popular due to the many benefits that they provide.
The Benefits of Flat Roofs
Flat roofs are often made from rather reflective materials. This can go a long way toward reducing energy costs within the building, as it makes it easier to regulate the temperature of the building. In addition, these roof types often require substantially less maintenance than other roofs. They aren’t vulnerable to damage from wind and most of the common materials used with flat roofs are made from fire-resistant materials.
Flat Roof Materials
There are many different materials that are commonly used for flat roofs. EPDM is a rubber that is often used for various kinds of seals. This material is popular because it is durable and inexpensive. However, the adhesive that connects it may deteriorate when exposed to the ultraviolet rays from the sun. TPO is another common flat roof material. It does not degrade easily and is reflective, which can reduce energy expenses. It is important to choose a material that is resistant to the ultraviolet rays that they will regularly be exposed to. PVC is another flat roof material. It is often more expensive, but can provide a multitude of benefits. It is resistant to impact-related damage and cracking, which substantially helps to protect the home. It requires little maintenance and is also a reflective material.
Adding a flat roof to your building can provide many benefits, including increased durability and lower energy costs. Here at Lifetime Roofing, we offer services for the repairs, replacement, and maintenance of flat roofs. To learn more, contact our experts today!