Are you in the process of building a new home, apartment building, or other commercial property? If so, you may have considered the option of installing a flat roof. These roofs can be very effective today. While slanted roofs rely on gravity to draw water away from the surface, flat roofs don’t have such luxury. As a result, there must be extra work done to ensure the safety of the area within the structure. Always call a Dallas roofing company before starting work on a flat roof. Installed improperly, it could lead to major problems down the road.
Due to its limitations, a flat roof relies heavily on the right material. It is essential to utilize the correct roofing. It must be tough, resilient, and entirely water proof. This is where rubber comes into play. The synthetic material commonly used for water proof boots and rain jackets can also be an effective cover for roofs. Though thin and single-ply, rubber membrane roofing is very durable and completely waterproof when installed correctly. Today, it is available in very wide widths to negate the need for seams, which are considered weak points on flat roofs.
While many people complain that flat roofs are inferior to the sloped variety, that is not always the case. There are many advantages to flat roofs, in actuality – they can provide a garden or patio oasis in the middle of a bustling city, which is one of the biggest reasons that more and more ‘green-minded’ individuals are embracing them. With planted turf, they can even serve as a replacement to a traditional backyard. The plant life, of course, is also capable of cleaning the surrounding air and reducing the negative impact of fossil fuels. Choosing the right plants can actually help to contend with the water problem as they draw the excess moisture into their roots, which reduces the negative feelings one might have for a flat roof.
So, although flat roofs are not ideal in colder climates where ice and snow become a major concern, there is definitely reason to consider them elsewhere. Under the Texas sun they are a worthwhile consideration, as they can ensure that no space is lost at the uppermost floor of the home of building. You may be surprised to find that they often offer the best roofing prices as well.
If you have a flat roof, maintenance is essential. The area should be inspected regularly for rips, tears, holes or other defects in the rubber. Also, be sure that there are no obvious areas of bubbling, where the rubber membrane
is pulling away from the surface beneath. These problems should be fixed quickly and professionally by a roof repair service to avoid leaks in the future. It is important that you realize that roofing materials for flat roofs do not have the same life expectancy as those used on pitched roofs. Typically, they will begin to show serious wear and tear after fifteen years.
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