Flat Roof Installations
Flat roofs are an important part of many commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. They provide a key element of insulation and protection from the elements for the upper-level space. Good quality flat roofs can provide superior protection from water, hail, snow, and other elements for many years.
Flat roofs are a great way to incorporate environmentally-friendly, energy-saving materials and methods into a building. A well-insulated flat roof can help keep the building warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This can result in significant savings on energy costs.
Flat roofs can also provide safe outdoor areas for storage, entertainment, or leisure purposes, as well as being used for solar energy generation. The installation of good quality flat roofs can also protect the underlying structures from wind and storm damage, and greatly extend the useful life of the building.
Flat roofs generally require less maintenance because they have fewer nooks and vulnerable areas where water and debris can build up.
Flat roofs are typically cheaper to install than other types of roofing, such as sloping or hipped roof types.
A flat roof installation typically involves removing the old roofing material, inspecting and preparing the underlying substrate, installation of a vapor barrier, and the application of new flat roofing materials.
The primary advantages of a flat roof are cost, design, and ease of maintenance. Flat roofs are typically less expensive than traditional sloped roofs, and they can easily be designed with multiple layers to ensure optimal insulation and drainage. Flat roofs are also easier to maintain than sloped roofs, since they are closer to ground level.
The average lifespan of a flat roof depends on the type of materials used and the quality of the installation. Generally, a flat roof can last between 10 and 30 years with proper maintenance.