FLAT ROOFING

Flat Roofing

Flat roofs are becoming increasingly more popular because of their many advantages, with the most obvious being their low cost. A flat roof is a roof with an angle of less than 10 degrees.  Materials for flat roofs are generally cheaper and the labor is not as costly because there is less risk in installing a flat roof.  Flat roofs also have lower long-term costs, as they have fewer complications when it comes to damages and need for repairs. We are providing best roof replacement services in South Jersey at decent rates.

Flat roof installation is easier and quicker than installing other types of roofing as well, contributing to the lower labor costs.  Because they are quicker to install, you don’t have to wait as long to enjoy your home.  If you ever need roof repairs, or when it comes time to replace your roof, the re-roofing process is relatively quick and hassle-free.  Some jobs can even be done in under a day!  You won’t have to clear your schedule to deal with your roof when you choose a flat roof!

One of the most popular benefits of having a flat roof is the increase in useable outdoor space. If you don’t have much of a yard, your roof can become an amazing outdoor oasis for you to relax, host family and friends, and even barbeque.  Flat roofs are also a great location to set up solar panels to reduce your electricity costs or even build the home garden of your dreams!

Flat roofs are much safer and easier to inspect on a regular basis, making them easy to maintain. Cleaning gutters or patching a hole becomes a lot easier when you don’t have to worry about falling off your roof.

There are 3 main types of flat roofs, which include: built-up roof (BUR), modified bitumen roof (MBR), and rubber membrane roof (EPDM).

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Built-Up Roof (BUR)
The traditional hot-tar-and-gravel roof is built from three or more plies of waterproof material alternated with hot tar and ballasted by a layer of smooth river stone. Once made of tar paper, this type of roof is now being produced with more advanced materials like fiberglass.  Gravel is an excellent fire retardant, making the built-up roof especially fire-resistant.  This type of roof is a common choice with homeowners who have windows and decks that overlook the roof, as it is the most attractive pick of the three.

Modified Bitumen Roof (or Elastomeric Membrane)
This double-layered membrane consists of having a first membrane applied and welded down with a blowtorch. It’s then covered with a membrane that has asphalt shingle-like particles on it. An elastomeric membrane can also be used for resurfacing, which allows you to reduce waste and lessen your environmental impact. Resurfacing consists of heating up the older membrane, pushing in the leftover particles, and installing a new membrane on top.

If you’re planning on installing a rooftop balcony, an elastomeric membrane should be your material of choice. It can be walked on without causing any damages. Its resistance also makes it a top roofing material choice for many homeowners.  Elastomeric membranes require little to no maintenance because they are very resistant to wear and tear.

Rubber Membrane Roof (EPDM)
EPDM (short for ethylene propylene diene monomer) is basically synthetic rubber. The durable single-ply membrane material resembles an inner tube, but it’s designed to resist damage from extreme cold and harmful UV rays from sunlight. EPDM can be mechanically anchored with fasteners, ballasted with stone, or glued.  This type of roof is fantastic for maintenance, as the rubber material is relatively light yet highly resistant to tears and leaks are very easy to patch.

If you are looking to install or repair a flat roof in South Jersey, look no further!  At South Jersey Elite Roofing, we provide top-quality home roof services by combining the toughest materials available and a highly skilled team of roofers to deliver a roofing system that is guaranteed to stand the test of time.

Trained & Certified Roof Repair Technicians

Call us to assess the damage to your roof and give you a firm estimate on the cost to repair your roof. Often repairs are enough to extend the life of your roof for years to come.  Check your home improvement records to see how long ago the roof was replaced or reshingled. Knowing when your roof was installed and what materials it is made of provides some insight into how much life your roof has left. A standard asphalt shingle roof lasts 20 to 25 years, while a roof installed over an existing layer of shingles should be replaced after 20 years.

If a full roof replacement is necessary, we will work with you & your budget to determine what new roof is best for your home in South Jersey.

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