Flat Roof Systems for Central Florida
Why Choose a Flat Roof?
While most flat roofs are most commonly seen on commercial buildings, there can be some advantages to having them installed on your home. Compared to sloped roofs, a flat roof system is cheaper to install and easier to maintain as well as inspect. When installed and properly maintained by professionals like your friendly crew at XLR8, your flat roof can last up to 25 years. Living in Central Florida the average temperature annually is 73°F with a relative humidity of 74%. Why not take advantage of the beautiful weather by creating a living space on your flat roof! Be the envy of your neighborhood and have a deck installed on your flat roof. Relax in your lounge chair with a cold glass of lemonade and enjoy a view that no one else around you has!
Time comes to clear out the rain gutters again.? A flat roof gives you easy access to the gutters. You’ll also have peace of mind during hurricane season as a flat roof is more resistant to wind. With an angled roof, the entire structure is more exposed to high winds causing shingles to rip off and exposing your home to more costly repairs . A flat roof can also provide space for A/C systems, allowing you to free up more space in your backyard.
Choosing the Right Flat Roof for Your Florida Home
To start off, flat roofs aren’t actually flat. They typically have a pitch of about 10° to allow proper water drainage into your gutter system. There are different types of flat roof systems available to homeowners and commercial developers. Let the experts at XLR8 Roofing and Construction help you determine the best solution to fit your needs. Below is a list of the types of flat roof systems available and a brief description of each.
BUR – Built Up Roofing
This roofing system is most often found in industrial complexes and commercial buildings. This traditional hot-tar-and-gravel roof is built from three or more plies of waterproof material, most often a treated fiberglass. It is then topped with hot tar then a layer of gravel. The main reason why this is the preferred roofing system for commercial use is because it is affordable as well as fire resistant.
MBS – Modified Bitumen System
A special combination of coated basemat layers are used to seal the roof. It has a mineral coating that is light colored allowing the surface to reflect heat reducing your energy bills. It is made from asphalt and is reinforced with fiberglass. It provides a waterproof seal and takes much less time to install which will lower your initial costs.
EPDM – Rubber Roofing System
This popular flat roof systems is a single layer of rubber or a rubber-type material that is applied without heat. The material resembles an inner tube but is resistant to sunlight, lowering your energy bill. It is easy to install and waterproof. Gravel or metal straps with an adhesive application is typically used to secure the rubber-roof systems.
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