A flat roof is a covering on a building in which has a no to low slopped surface. In effort to prevent pounding from occurring, materials that cove the flat roofs should allow the water to run off generously from a very slight inclination. Since ancient history times, flat roof systems have covered many of buildings. Traditionally flat roofs would use a tar and gravel based surface to waterproof the building. The modern flat roofs however tend to use a continuous membrane covering which can better resist the pools or water.
Advantages of Flat Roofs
On commercial structures the guarantees are generally last roughly ten years. Residential properties have about a five-year warranty on flaws and labor. Asphalt roofs rarely come with warranties, although we normally guarantee workmanship for two years.
Types of Flat Roofs
We have installed a variety of flat roof systems that may be of use for you and your building. Our company can supply you with great looking flat roofs from the selection of asphalt built up roof, CSPE, EPDM, Modified Bitumen, PVC, TPO, Curon or IB roofs.
“Asphalt build up roof is the most common type of flat roof available. Multiple layers of reinforcing piles and asphalt make up the asphalt built up roofs.”
CSPE also known as the Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene. It is a synthetic rubber roof that is more commonly known as Hypalon. “
EPDM is Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer. “Polyacrylonitrile short fibers/ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer rubber (PAN/EPDM) composites are prepared for the first time by mechanical mixing and subsequent vulcanization at 150°C for 50min to substitute for composites reinforced with aramid short fibers, as thermal insulating materials” (Jin, 2008). “
Modified Bitumen is most frequently used by our company and a reliable roof to place on your roof. This type of system creates a watertight roof for projects that must be completed in stages. These granulated sheet systems are available in a variety of colors including white, oak, weatherwood, black, grey and many others. “
PVC is also known as Polyvinyl Chloride. This durable system is designed for a maximized roof lifecycle. This method has the strength to resist damage due to strong winds. “
TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) is applied by our trained professionals with a heat welder. Because this system is heat welded, the superior seam strength protects against many extreme weather conditions. Our manufactures quality products will uphold any weather conditions that will come your way here in Florida.
Our manufacturers’ links for our flat roof installations are included below:
When calling upon West Coast Roofing and Contracting, Inc. to complete any of your flat roof needs you can assure that it is finished with integrity and the job will be well done. As all of our roofs include materials from quality manufactures, you can be sure that the flat roofs are done with the same excellence by our certified experts.