Flat Roofing is just as it sounds— a roof that is laid nearly flat and/or shallow.
These simple roofs are also very cost effective.
The materials commonly used are durable but also affordable. Installation is quicker and easier per square foot when compared to shingle roofing.
Many buildings in Chicago have flat roofs. Our Company is all about putting the customer first and following through on their word. Included in our flat roof services are:
We will take a look and assess your business’ roof to make the best decision on which roofing system is the best for your needs.
Flat roofs could need repairs or new coatings. We will inspect your flat roof and report any findings to you. We value the integrity of our report to you.
There are instances when simply repairing your roof won’t be enough to fix the issues or damage. When we replace your commercial roof, we look for the best roof replacement for the right price and install it properly onto your business. Flat roofs come in various quality and warranties. We will be there to explain and consult so you can make an informed business decision.
Different types of Flat Roofing Materials
Synthetic rubber is the most common singly-ply membrane roof material for both residential or commercial use.
Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) is a single-ply reflective roofing membrane made from polymerized rubber. This rubber is installed by fully adhering or mechanically attaching the system. This kind of roofing material is great for being cost-effective. This reflective roofing material is more energy efficient.
Modified Bitumen Torch Down (insert picture)
Developed in the 1960s as a replacement technology for BUR, or built-up-roof, using the proven technology of BUR and adding a polymer, the roof is
reinforced by roof wear layers or cap sheets.
Methods Used to install this kind of roof material
- Hot Applied
- Torch Applied
- Cold Applied
Commonly used polymers are atactic polypropylene (APP) and styrene butadiene styrene (SBS)
SBS cap sheets are usually installed using cold adhesives or hot asphalt tar. Thermoplastic APP sheets, on the other hand, are installed using the torch applied method.
Benefits of a Flat Roof
Access and Maintenance
Flat roofs make it easy for anyone who would need to access the roof. For example access to any HVAC units, rain gutters, siding or the necessity for roof repairs as well.
Many of our customers utilize the space provided by a flat roof. It lends itself to many different items that might not make sense elsewhere in your business. You can use the space for those items and then can easily access them in the future.
Flat roofs are some of the most affordable options out there. As we said above maintenance is easy and accessible, which means not only for your trusted roofing company but for any other service providers. You can cut hourly labor surcharges by having everything easily accessible to your maintenance providers.
We are the Best Choice for your next roofing job
Installing or repairing roofs requires skills and takes knowledge. Our roofing professionals have years of experience. Quality is extremely important for the longevity of your roof. At Friendly Roofing, we operate in a manner that ensures your projects are always the best quality they can be.
Call us today at 773-416-3333 for more information, bids or ideas for your next roofing project.
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