Low Slope – Flat Roofing
John Hogan Roofing has the solution for all your roofing needs, whether residential roofing, or commercial roofing, below are the most common types of Low Slope, or flat roofing surface application components.
Types of Flat Roofing
Built up roofing has been used in the United States for more than 100 years. These roofs are referred to as built-up, because they consist of up to 6 plies of built-up materials to make the finished roof. These systems consist of alternating layers of (typically) hot tar/asphalt, and then covered with many different types of roofing materials including but not limited to: gravel, mineral granules, or fiberglass.
Due to the multiple layers of the Built-up roofing system, it provides great protection against leaks, as well as wind.
Modified Bitumen Roofing
Modified Bitumen Roofing systems began being developed in the United States in the 1970’s, and while they have not been around as long as other roofing types, they have benefits over other low slope roofing applications. They are typically less expensive, and are reduced in weight as opposed to built-up roofing systems. Often the light coloring of the Modified Bitumen, helps to reflect heat and cut energy bills. There are peel and stick applications, as well as torch down systems which can be dangerous to install. John Hogan Roofing, can handle all of your roofing needs, and it is always best to leave these jobs to the experts!
Rubber Membrane Roofing
EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) is a true rubber. This durable single ply rubber membrane material looks like a rubber inner tube, but is designed to deter damage from the sun and UV rays. EPDM can be secured with fasteners, ballasted with stone, or glued down to the roofing substrate.
Liquid coatings have been applied to roofs dating back to the 1800’s when paired with other materials such as jute, or straw, to create a waterproof solution. This process has been refined through the years, and most liquid coating roofing applications can also be infused with secondary materials to add tensile strength to the application. There are benefits to this type of application, one of which is that this can be applied over almost any type of roof, to extend the lifespan of the roof.
These coatings form a rubber-like waterproof membrane, capable of stretching and shrinking without damaging the surface. Being that there is no heat required to apply this type of roof, there are also far less safety concerns with application.
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