Through the years, traditional flat roofs have lost its credibility due to several issues. Felt roofs, on the other hand, have been selling good in the market without having any problem.
Some traditional flat roofs have appearance problems while some have durability issues.
If you’re one of the many people that has troubles with their current flat roofing materials, there are perfect options that you should know.
First alternative is built-up roofing. This is one of the most famous roofing materials used on a low-sloped roof. Built-up roofs are made up of tar-saturated paper or liquid tar with several layers of gravel, asphalt, rolled asphalt, or modified bitumen.
Next is spray applied roofing which has two main kinds. Spray Polyurethane Foam or SPF is sprayed as a liquid that eventually expands into a foam that creates a solid layer across an existing roof.
Second kind is Roof Coatings which have been considered as an impressive and promising material.
Another alternative for flat roofing is Synthetic or Single-Ply Membranes. This is comprised of flexible sheets of synthetic polymer that is both smooth to put up and also safe.
Synthetic or single-ply membranes come in a few different varieties. One is the Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer or EPDM. EPDM is a durable and inexpensive type of synthetic rubber made from recycled materials.
Second is Polyvinyl chloride. PVC has been used on commercial roofs since the ‘60s. While Thermoplastic polyolefin or TPO has been also widely used in roofing for its being budget friendly and color.
And to know more about the different flat roofing alternatives, materials used and its specifications, check out the infographic made by Fahey Roofing Contractors.