Flat Roof Installations have been a specialty of our Phillips Roofing & Restoration company since we began. Our promise is to leave every roof installation with confidence because before the job begins, we prepare for a successful roof replacement. When it comes to your home or business, we take zero chances. Our team will schedule your new roof installation during weather that ensures no rain damage to your home or business.
Guaranteed workmanship. We can guarantee all roofs that we install because we know we installed them right the first time.
We offer warranties to Fit Your Project & Budget. Our Phillips Roofing & Restoration flat roofing experts hand select the products installed on our flat roofs to ensure they perfectly match your needs for performance, and budget. We’ll work closely with you to figure out which products and services are smart investments that’ll save you money in the long-run.
Flat roofs are used all over the world, and every area has its own preferred set of materials. Warmer climates with less rainfall use stone or concrete because they’re good for keeping heat out of the inside of a home, and it’s a good option for areas where wood isn’t as widely available. However, concrete and stone aren’t suitable for colder climates or in areas that get a lot of heavy rainfall. Most flat roofs in the Western World are made of tar of asphalt that’s applied over a piece of felt paper, which can keep it watertight. Gravel is poured over the area, so the heat of the sun and other types of weather won’t be able to affect it.
Types of Flat Roof Construction
There are four types of flat roofs, which can include:
- Built-Up Roofs — These are the traditional hot-tar-and-gravel roofs that are built from a layer of waterproof materials that are covered with an alternating layer of hot tar and smooth stone. They used to be made of tar paper, but more advanced materials (such as fiberglass membranes) started being used. Not only do they look attractive through windows and decks, but they can also resist fire damage.
- Modified Bitumen Roofs — These roofs are made of a single-ply material that’s rolled out and applied to a mineral-based adhesive. Some systems involve heating the material as the surface is unrolled. But there are other systems that use a peel-and-stick method, which is much easier. Peel-and-stick materials can be installed by homeowners, and their light-colored mineral surface reflects heat (which can lower energy costs during the winter months).
- Rubber Membrane Roofs — Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) is a durable rubber that looks like an inner tube, but it’s more resistant to damage from sunlight. It can be anchored to the roof surface with fasteners, ballasted with stone, or glued on with an adhesive. The installation of these roofs is simple, because the material is light and is resistant to scuffing or tearing. It’s also easy to find leaks, which can make it easier to make repairs when it’s needed. But the material’s black color absorbs heat, which can increase your energy costs at certain times of the year.
Be sure to speak to a roofing professional for more details on all the available flat roof construction options.
Flat Roof Specialists in the Coastal Bend!
Phillips Roofing and Restoration has been specializing in flat roof installation since we started. We promise to leave you with the satisfaction in knowing that the job has been done right, and we do all the necessary preparations before we start any kind of roofing job. When it comes to your home or place of business, we think it’s best to not take chances. And our team will schedule the installation at a day or time when we can be sure that no rain damage will occur.
If you want to find out why we should be your choice for flat roof installations in the Coastal Bend, get in touch with us today!