Despite the name, flat roofs are not entirely flat. They have a slight roof pitch that slopes just enough to drain water. This means they require proper installation to ensure reliability and minimal issues.
Flat roofing might make sense for some homes and commercial or industrial applications in Brampton, especially for structures with design limitations. However, it is also quite notorious for developing leaks, which will require repair down the line. You can rely on our roofing contractors to have a flat roof installed as well as for routine maintenance to keep your property in great shape.
You have three choices when it comes to Flat Roofing installation:
- Single Layer Membrane Roof
Single-ply roofs come in different types, such as neoprene, PVC, EPDM, polymer-modified bitumens, and sheets of chlorinated polyethylene and chloro sulfonated polyethylene. Among these types, EPDM—a synthetic rubber—is commonly used in residential, commercial or industrial construction.
- Built-Up Roof (BUR)
The oldest of all flat roofs, BUR is installed with many layers of a special roofing that has been injected with asphalt and embedded in bitumen, resulting in a monolithic roof membrane. The layering process is repeated until the assembly is around two to four plies thick. Finely crushed stone granules may be applied on the topmost layer of the hot tar to protect against weather and UV light.
- Modified Bitumen
This type of flat roofing was developed as replacement to built-up roofing technology. It comes with an additional polymer reinforced cap sheets or roof wear layers, and it can be installed using different methods: self-adhered, cold applied, torch applied, or hot applied. Installation will which depend on the specific requirements of the project and the specified material. Polymer in cap sheets deliver enhanced flexibility and elasticity in lower temperatures.
When it comes to flat roofing repair, replacement, or maintenance in Brampton, residents and businesses turn to our knowledgeable and reliable roofing contractors. We’ll work closely with you to determine the cause of your roofing issues, and do our best to provide the solutions you need, no matter how complex the job is.