Austin Roofers’ contractors also install flat roofing on homes and commercial buildings. Flat roofing needs drainage systems to drain any water that lands on the roof. Since shingles have no sealing and will leak, they do not make ideal materials to install on a flat roof. With advances in manufacturing, you can now choose from different types of flat roofing systems.
You will see many commercial buildings such as warehouses, shopping plazas, or stand-alone retail stores that use flat roofing. Installation of flat roofing involves adding barriers to provide water protection and drainage. Flat roofing also requires regular maintenance.
Residential roofing may be flat due to the house’s design or have a low-slope roof. On low slope flat roofing, the slope will only rise less than four inches. Some rooms or specific areas of your house may have low-slope roofing, such as a porch, patio, or garage. Types of flat roofing shingles will typically have a wood, steel, or concrete composition. Some low-slope roofing shingles will prevent water intrusion and sunlight exposure.
Austin Roofing has experience installing flat roofing, a cost-effective option, on commercial and residential buildings. Flat roofing systems have advantages and disadvantages. Austin Roofers will gladly discuss options with you to decide if flat roofing will work on your home or business. We will work with you to explain what flat roofing system you may want to consider.
Metal roofing works excellent on flat roofing and provides a durable and eco-friendly roofing option with 25-95% recycled materials. You can recycle metal roofing at the end of its life span, unlike most shingles. Austin Roofers’ contractors have experience in metal roof installation, including aluminum roofing, copper roofing, steel roofing, and zinc roofing.
Some metal roofing resists impact and can handle winds gusts up to 140 mph and not crack. Metal roofing offers a safe form of roofing that does not ignite into flames. Metal roofing also provides energy efficiency by reflecting the sun’s rays and can save you 10-25% on cooling costs. Metal roofing requires little maintenance; however, we recommend inspections of your metal roof, and our contractors perform them.
Austin Roofing installs metal roofing on residential and commercial buildings. With a wide assortment of colors and materials, some metal roofing can last 40-70 years. Metal roofing comes in several styles to give your home the look of roofing shingles, tiles, slate, vertical panels, or shakes.
Disadvantages of metal roofing include cost, noise when it storms, and parts attaching the metal roof may degrade over time depending upon the climate. Austin Roofing ensures satisfaction when installing or repairing your metal roofing. Poor installation or repair can cause severe damage to your metal roof if water accumulates. Contact us to discuss metal roofing options for your home or business.
Austin Roofers has experience with MBR flat roofing systems, which typically come as a single-ply rolled roof with a mineral-based water surface. Once the MBR flat roofing unrolls, our contractors use a heat adhesive to install this type of flat roofing. Austin Roofing also can install another form of MBR, using composite roofing shingles, which have a peel and stick application process.
Installation of MBR flat roofing does not require much time and has a mid-range price. The mineral surface of MBR flat roofing reflects heat which will lower your energy costs.
MBR flat roofing can be prone to water leaks, and the limited durability has a risk to scuff and tear easier than other types of roofing. Also, during installation, the home or building should not be occupied.
BUR, a traditional form of flat roofing, uses hot tar and gravel and can last from 10 to 20 years, potentially up to 40 years, with the proper maintenance. BUR uses multiple layers that alternate and contain base sheets, felt or fabrics, bitumen (an asphalt-based waterproof material), and surfacing. Some BUR systems use fiberglass, a more organic material, instead of asphalt. Surfacing the BUR flat roofing system includes using crushed rock or gravel.
Some benefits of a BUR flat roofing system include low cost and effective fire retardancy. On low slope roofs, asphalt shingles look attractive on windows and porches. Installing multiple layers of asphalt roofing shingles offer protection from the elements by creating a water system barrier. A BUR roofing system will save your household or business on energy costs.
BUR flat roofing systems have a higher potential for leaks, which become hard to detect with this type of roofing. Also, BUR flat roofing can clog your gutters. Installation of BUR flat roofing has a strong smell and should occur when the home or building has no occupants. Also, the lifespan of BUR flat roofing may only last 12-20 years.
The EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) flat roofing systems have an extremely durable yet lightweight composition of true rubber in black or white. EPDM flat roofing resists damage from sunlight and comes in different widths and two different types of installation. One method consists of anchoring the roofing with fasteners and ballasting the rubber with stone or glue or using a specially formulated tape.
Installation of EPDM flat roofing commonly goes on commercial buildings and does not involve a long process. If you want to install a flat roof, please contact us at Austin Roofing, and we will discuss the best application and materials to use due to the climate in Texas.
For nearly 30 years, Austin Roofing Pros has been serving Roofing Contractors Austin TX, and surrounding areas. Austin Roofing installs new roofs and provides services for both residential and commercial buildings. Despite Texas’s harsh winters and cool summers, we install new roofs year-round. Austin Roofing ensures any work our contractors complete will give you a long-lasting and durable roof.
Roofing Contractors Austin TX provides various roofing services and guarantees efficient and thorough performance that will impress our customers. Whether you need a new roof, repairs, maintenance, coating, inspection, or roofing for an extension, you can count on us to assist you. Austin Roofing Pros will help you with any roof repairs you need in an emergency and non-emergency situation. We provide roofing maintenance services and inspections seasonally, annually, or as required. We are the Roofing Contractors Austin TX has known to trust over the years!
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