Flat roofing is often used in commercial buildings, schools, hospitals and large facilities. But due to its versatility and a good selection of style options, a flat roof system has become a popular choice for homes as well. To help you decide on the specific flat roofing system that you will install, roof repair and replacement expert Evans Roofing and Gutters Inc. offer a quick guide to asphalt-based and single-ply roofing systems.
Asphalt-based roofs are made up of several layers of fiberglass rolls, which are typically set and covered in hot or cold asphalt. Gravel or an extra asphalt-based granulated cap sheet are also added to them for better protection. Due to their thickness, resiliency and long service life, asphalt-based roofs used to be the top choice for industrial properties. With proper installation and regular maintenance, it can last for more than 50 years.
Single-ply roofing comes highly recommended by flat roofing contractors nowadays because this type of roof system is durable and more affordable than asphalt-based roofing. Single-ply roofs typically come with over 30 years of warranty coverage, so you can really get value for your money.
The most common types of materials used for single-ply roofs are PVC, TPO and EPDM. Overall, single-ply roofs are ideal if you want a smooth and clean look for your roofing. They also have good resistance against standing water.
Choosing a roof system for your property is a major decision, so it’s best to consult roofing professionals to determine the best choice for your needs. Flat roof systems are designed with certain specifications and features, which may be best suited for particular conditions or requirements. Make sure to consider these things carefully so that you’ll get a worthy investment.
Evans Roofing and Gutters Inc. can guarantee top-notch installation of rubber and flat roofing systems. We also provide other services including roof inspection, gutter installation and more. Call us at (412) 200-5331 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.