SPECIALITY FLAT ROOFING
Unlike most other types of roofing, flat roofs are constructed with both an underlayer and a top coat. Ensuring that the roof is properly sealed is the key to increasing the overall lifetime & integrity of your roof. While the sealing does need to be checked regularly to ensure there are no leaks, the sealing (if done properly) will help keep the roof in check.
Flat roofing is typically reserved for warmer climates as the chance of severe snow-build up in colder climates can cause great harm to your flat roof’s integrity. To ensure your roof can sustain such extreme environments, having your roof regularly resealed and re-coated is essential.
HAVE A STRONG ROOFING FOUNDATION
Flat roofs typically have a sheet of material used to cover the top and are referred to as a membrane. The purpose of the membrane is to prevent leaks from the water. The materials on the flat roof have a slight pitch that allows the water to lead into a gutter rather than collecting on the roof causing cracks. Traditionally the top of a flat roof is covered in tar or asphalt material. Flat roofs are the most cost-efficient roof since both below the roof and on top can be used as living space. Flat roofs also provide a lot of space for solar panels as well. Using a tight waterproofing membrane can also create excellent plans for a green roof.