Flat Roofing Baltimore
Repair and Replacement
Flat roofing comes in several different types, each with its own benefits and flaws. Following is a brief explanation of the flat roofing materials available. More detailed information can be acquired from a professional roofer.
- Rubber Membrane (EPDM) - Rubber membrane roofs have a few available options for installation. They can be held down by rocks, glued down, or stapled down by fasteners. It is a lightweight roof, but it also retains heat. The usual color of a rubber membrane is black, but it can be coated with lighter material to help reflect heat. This coating increase the cost of the roof by about thirty percent.
Durable and light, foam roofing is a good choice for a flat roof. This polyurethane foam roofing is sprayed on, so it is seamless, as well as very strong. The foam itself is coated with a hard material that can also be sprayed or simply rolled on. Foam roofing is often used in commercial projects and is popular not only for its durability, but because it saves in energy costs. The top coat is prone to cracking from the elements, but the foam itself is very tough, even in extreme weather.
Single Ply Roofing
Some of the roof types previously mentioned could be termed as single ply, such as modified bitumen and rubber membrane, except when the latter is held down by stones.
There is a flat roof for every type of need, no matter what the size of the roof. Feel free to contact us today to help you determine just which type of flat roof is the best for any particular circumstance and set up in-home consultation.