August 14, 2015
The Advantages of Owning a Flat Roof System
Are you looking to replace your current roof, or need to figure out why you should keep your current? A flat roof system is a good option to look into, or keep, if you want something sustainable, insulating, and easy to maintain.
A flat roof is usually made of two layers, and the two parts must be sealed properly to ensure the integrity of the roof – that’s where we come in! Flat roof systems are typically seen in warm, dryer climates, but can be applied anywhere as long as it’s properly and regularly maintained.
The following are reasons why you should consider a flat roof system for your commercial or residential property:
1. Easy Inspection
Flat roofs are easy to climb on top of for routine inspection and maintenance in comparison to angled roofing systems. Easier access means that the owner can make quick repairs whenever necessary. Convenient cleaning is especially important during the summer season because storms often times clog the gutters, which requires immediate attention.
2. Space for Equipment
Before you place anything on your roof, you should estimate the weight load you expect to stay on the roof. Flat roof systems stabilize heavy equipment, such as AC vents and exhausts. If you plan to place HVAC equipment on top of your roof, make sure to consider ways to add strength to your flat roof before you start storing.
Usually flat roof systems are structured with gravel and tar, which offers a longer roof life. Flat roofs comprised of these materials usually last for over 30 years.
3. Insulation and Wind Resistance
Insulating a flat roof is different from most angled roofs because the insulator is usually added on the outside. This is because flat roofs typically don’t have space underneath for insulation on the inside, such as a crawl space or attic. Innovative flat roof insulation is in the form of a coating or covering and is proven to protect.
A flat roof can also withstand high winds if it is made of durable enough materials. Make sure to estimate the speed of wind that your property is exposed to in order to choose the right materials for your flat roof.
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