Flat roofs are horizontal roofing with a very slight inclination (usually 10 degrees). Flat roofs can be made from a variety of different materials and substances, including Asphalt built up roof (BUR), modified bitumen, Hypalon, PVC, TPO and EPDM synthetic rubber. Flat roofs always have a base and a coating of some sort, all of which require inspection and maintenance on a regular basis. Flat roofs are a distinguishing feature of modern architecture. However, flat roofs are more suited to residential buildings rather than industrial or commercial, as a flat roof will become gradually unstable as its size increases, and also exceedingly expensive. Roof 101 provides all possible repairs, maintenance and replacement services for both residential and commercial flat roofs.
The life expectancy of a flat roof is relative to the amount of maintenance it receives. However, this can be influenced by the kind of material your flat roof is made of. All flat roofs should receive an inspection at least once a year, and should tend to the following more important aspects;
If you are unsure as to whether or not your flat roof is in need of repair or even replacement, a Roof 101 representative is always able to advise you on the right course of action.
In this DIY guide we'll go over all the basics of how to build a flat roof. From the materials to the actual installation, we'll provide an extensive step by step guide. We'll focus mainly on the EPDM flat roofing system.