Traditional flat roofs have lost their credibility through the years due to a number of issues. On the other hand, the felt roofs sold well in the market without any problem.
Many conventional flat roofs have problems with the presentation while others have problems with durability.
If you are one of the many people who are having problems with their current flat roofing materials, then there are great choices you should learn.
The first choice is roofing built-in. This is one of the most commonly used roofing materials on a low sloped roof. Built roofs consist of tar-saturated paper or liquid tar with multiple layers of dirt, asphalt, rolled asphalt, or modified bitumen.
Next is roofing spray applied which has two main types. Spray Polyurethane Foam or SPF is sprayed as a liquid that eventually spreads over an existing roof to a foam that creates a solid layer.
Second kind is Roof Coatings, considered to be impressive and promising stuff.
The Synthetic or Single-Ply Membranes are another alternative for flat roofing. Which comprises lightweight sheets of synthetic rubber, which are both smooth and secure to put up.
Synthetic membranes or single-ply membranes come in several different varieties. One is the Monomer for Ethylene Propylene Diene, or EPDM. EPDM is an inexpensive and durable form of synthetic rubber made from recycled materials.
Another one is polyvinyl chloride. As of the 1960s, PVC has been used on industrial roofs. Although Thermoplastic polyolefin or TPO has also been commonly used in roofing due to its budget friendly and color.
And to know more about the different flat roofing alternatives, materials used and its specifications, check out the infographic made by Fahey Roofing Contractors.