Flat roofing isn’t flat; it has a very low slope that drains water (between 1/4 and 1/2 inch per foot). However, since a low slope retains snow and water for far longer than a steeply pitched roof, a somewhat different material is needed to keep the roof watertight. A flat roof is built as a continuous, or monolithic, surface that can retain some standing water for a limited time, unlike a traditional sloped roof, which has shingles that are overlapped like fish scales so that water slides over them.
The most popular single-ply membranes are EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer), PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), and TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin).
These three roofs are the most popular in both commercial and residential construction today. It’s crucial to understand that they’re not all created equal in terms of consistency and longevity. Each has its own formulations, durability specifications, and price.
Single-ply membranes have only one layer of waterproofing and weather protection. The width of all membranes varies from 6 to 18 feet. The most popular ones are about 10 feet long. The average thickness is between 45 and 90 mils. Installing a membrane that is at least 50 mils thick is usually recommended.
Do you have a roof on your home or business that needs to be replaced? roof repairs are also available from Diversified Roofing Solutions. Diversified Roofing Solutions will be able to correctly repair the damage without losing the look of your roof, whether it was built improperly or you’ve recently encountered severe weather conditions that caused damages. Call (561) 841-5676 If your home or company needs a stylish, sturdy roof. Call us today for all of your roof installation and roof repair needs!
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