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Flat Roofing: What You Need to Know

lat Roofing What You Need to Know

While you may see flat roofing on certain houses, it is more appropriate for commercial and industrial buildings. Flat roofing is more practical for certain situations and there are numerous reasons to use flat roofing designs. Once you know that you want to use a flat roof, there are certain things to be aware of before choosing the specific system. You want to consider the roof that will provide the best value overall as well as most usefulness to the space underneath the roof.

Duro-Last® Roofing

This is a brand name with a great reputation in the roofing industry. The systems have a proven history of long-lasting value and durability and are relatively simple and inexpensive to install. Duro-Last roofs also require very little maintenance which adds to their appeal and with regular inspections, provide solid coverage for a long time, typically longer than what you may expect from a roof.

Roofing Membranes

Membranes are essential to any flat roof and they are typically held in place with either gravel or rubber on top, nails or glue. The membrane essentially protects the inside of the building, so anything else added to the system is there to protect the membrane.

Thermoplastic (TPO) membranes

TPO membranes are well designed, planned and manufactured so as to deliver years of protection. The manufacturing process involves environmentally friendly concepts and is such that the roof is able to expand and contract with the weather changes. This protects it from becoming dry and brittle or easily damaged with extreme conditions.

Rubber Membranes

While these provide the same function as TPO membranes, the method is a little different. These work harder than TPO, rather than “smarter” and push the weather away from your inner roofing and building.

All options work well so it is best to speak with a contractor to determine what you should use for your specific needs and project. The experience and knowledge of a professional contractor will be your best bet in choosing the best roofing style and design.

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