More on Flat Roof Systems
Your reason for a flat roof repair, replacement or new roofs installation can be any of these:
A new roof for a new building. Timber or steel beams are mounted on supports, like walls or pillars, then wooden panels are put on top which are waterproofed and also insulated. The flat roof then goes on top of the structure. It’s a highly skilled process and not something to try yourself.
Traditional felt roof replacements or repairs these have a silver reflective coat or grit or minerals on the top. This kind of roof weathers poorly over time and if poorly fitted, then flaws in the surface allow water in.
Fibreglass sometimes known as GRP (Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastics), or FRP (Fibre Reinforced Plastics). These don’t age well and become brittle.
Asphalt roof replacements or repairs these are usually bitumen based and have similar long-term weathering issues as Felt. Asphalt is a cheap flat roof and are vulnerable to ultraviolet rays that will degrade the chemicals in the roof over time. Replacing the many shabby Asphalt new roofs around Miami, Kendall, Cutler bay, Palmetto bay, Pinecrest is a regular job.
Concrete roof replacements or repair in Miami. Poorly made concrete roofs crack over time.
EPDM (Ethylene, Propylene Diene Monomer) also known as a rubber roof, a synthetic rubber roofing membrane. EPDM new roofs are known to be prone to punctures from hail or objects that get blown around in strong storms.
Plastic roof materials like PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) or TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) or Polycarbonate. A PVC flat roof needs to be thick enough to resist cracks.
To finish any flat roof job, you need to apply flashing around any features that penetrate the roof, like chimneys, skylights, hatches, pipes etc.
Flat roof repairs are not suitable for either DIY or the local handyman in Miami, Kendall, Pinecrest, Cutler bay, Palmetto bay and surrounding area.. If done wrong, the results will be damage either to the fabric of a building or the contents.
Some kinds of flat roof systems like Torch Down are very efficient but need to be done carefully, as the Torching process itself can be risky if done badly.
The important point with flat roof repair is using the right repair material on the specific type of roof. If you use the wrong type, or not enough you get problems.