Flat roof repair is an important procedure for every owner of this roof type, after some time or due to the issues that may appear. Nowadays, a lot of modern roofing materials are available on the market and offer long-lasting, cost-effective, and durable solutions. However, it is important to choose the flat roof repair material that is ideal for a particular roof. To help everyone with this dilemma, we have recently discussed with DNB Construction, LLC’s experienced roof engineers.
As soon as the moment comes, do your homework and ensure that you are going to get what you exactly need. This means that you have to take into account several factors to help you make the right decision about the flat roof repair material you are going to opt for. Therefore, think about:
- Labor – Can you carry out the flat roof replacement works on your own? Do you need a professional roofing constructor to help you?
- Climate – Is your home located in an area with extreme temperatures or intense weather changes? Does your property experience heavy rain in regular periods?
- Schedule – How much time do you have? When do you expect the end of the roofing works? Which season are you going to choose for the start of the works on your roof?
- Budget – How much money can you invest in the roofing project? Do you have enough assets to invest in the entire procedure?
From the moment you consider all above-mentioned things, you can find out more about top-quality flat roofing materials.
Which flat roofing materials are among the best?
- PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a very popular roofing solution due to its proven durability and strength. The installation process includes using a special heat gun that insures the seam stability and makes the material both wind and leak-resistant. PVC can last almost 20 years and it is impervious to pollutants.
- EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubber roofing is the most environmentally friendly solution that is truly easy to repair, when the time comes. Made from recycled rubber, this synthetic material doesn’t release toxic chemicals and lasts around 50 years. What is more, EPDM rubber roofing ensures the best insulation and resistance to UV rays.
- Fiberglass is an aesthetically pleasing and durable material. Also, this roof type is impact-resistant and lightweight. It can resist wet weather conditions while making a roof look clean. However, the installation has to be done by professionals since fiberglass is prone to cracking.
- Modified bitumen, made from distilled crude oil combined with crushed limestone or sand, is the best for those with a limited budget since it is one of the truly inexpensive materials for flat roofs. The installation is fast, but it has to be done by professionals to ensure the most optimal results. Sheets of bitumen are heated using a special heat gun and installed with a roller.
- BUR (built-up roof) is one of the most frequent flat roof repair materials that may last for almost 20 years. It is expensive and the construction takes a much more time. The installation procedure is done by applying several layers of gravel and tar. BUR is durable and has proven to be great for insulation and is easy to maintain.