Flat roofs are a very common roof system in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They are also overlooked due to the fact you cannot see them from the ground. Most flat roofs don't have any pitch which means it is hard for the water to run off.
Since there are many different types of flat roofs, we will take the time to evaluate your roof and explain which system is best suited for you and the life of your roof.With the proper materials and professional installation, a flat roof can be enjoyed trouble and maintenance free for many years.
There are different types of roofing systems to choose from, and our roofing experts will go over them with you to help determine which one is best.
Thermoplastic Roofing: these systems are most commonly vinyl materials known as PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) membranes or TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin) membranes. They are applied by the use of hot air heat welding, chemical bonding with use of solvent adhesives or any combination of the two. These are expensive systems that are meant to last many years in most environments. They are easily repaired by cleaning the surface and heating or chemically bonding a patch in place.
Asphalt Gravel Roof: Gravel used to be the most common system. They are referred to asphalt and gravel roofs. Their use is not very recommended in newer construction as new systems tend to be more effective.
Asphalt Built Up Roof:is the most common type of flat roof at this time. It is made up of multiple layers of reinforcing plies and asphalt forming a redundancy of water proofing layers. It uses rigid insulation board of tapered foam or Perlite materials. Several plies of fiberglass felts are layered in hot melted asphalt and topped with an additional coat of hot asphalt with embedded gravels or a granulated cap sheet membrane.
Modified Membrane Roofing: These are the new-age materials of flat roofing and ply roofing materials. They are meant to replace the hot asphalt gravel embedded surface treatments of the flat roofs. These membranes weather well and resist the damaging effects of “ponding” water. Because of a multitude of use applications and many acceptable methods of installation, they make good components for most roofing needs.
Cold Applied Liquid Membranes – An increasingly popular choice for new roofs and roof refurbishment in the Fort Lauderdale area. No open flames or other heat sources are needed and the glassfibre reinforced systems provide seamless waterproofing around roof protrusions and details. Systems are based on flexible thermoset resin systems such as polyester and polyurethane. This is the less costly option (especially in residential), generally use for very small flat roof surface.
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