A flat roof is any roof that is almost level in comparison with your typical sloped (pitched) roof. Flat roofs are used typically on commercial buildings. These roofs require special care in installation, repair, and maintenance. Reliable Roofing, Inc., your Tyler, TX roofing contractor, is an expert in flat roofing.
Flat roofs are not completely flat. For drainage purposes, there is still a slight incline. However, it is not as noticeable as it would be in your typical sloped roof. Regardless, flat roofing is still a practical option for many commercial (and residential) properties.
We specialize in two types of flat roof systems for Tyler, TX homes and businesses – TPO, or white membrane, roofing and the tried-and-true modified bitumen.
Flat Roofing Types
White Membrane Roofing
You probably heard of white membrane roofing as TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) roofing. TPO is one of the fastest growing commercial roofing products. It has wide acceptance among roofing professionals and customers due to its advantages in installation and performance. In fact, its versatility and durability allows white membrane / TPO roofs to be a very cost-effective option.
Because Tyler, TX has such a warm climate, white membrane / TPO flat roofing offers incredible benefits in energy efficiency. Consequently, businesses have managed to lower their cooling costs and energy bills with this type of flat roof. Moreover, white membrane / TPO roofs provide protection against ultraviolet, ozone, and chemical exposure. As such, white membrane / TPO roofs often exceed EPA Energy Star standards.
TPO is smoother and cleaner than other options, and reduces build up while resisting dirt. The thicker and wider the membrane panels, the better; these TPO panels in your Tyler, TX flat roofing provide additional protection against the elements. Even though there is a slightly higher initial cost, it is offset over the long run by lower energy and repair costs.
Modified bitumen (or modified roofing for short) is one of the most common type of commercial roofing systems. For over 60 years, modified bitumen roofing has been the go-to roofing system for many roofing contractors.
Modified Bitumen offers excellent weather resistance and long-lasting durability. It is a membrane roof that features the application of multiple layers of polymer-modified bitumen. Our professionals install modified bitumen by heating the underside of the fabric and rolling it on. Rolls have a overlap of successive rolls, ensuring protection.
Modified bitumen is popular not only because of its durability, but also because it is easy to repair and ensure quality control due to its application.
For commercial flat roofing, call Reliable Roofing, Inc.
Reliable Roofing, Inc. has provides incredible service to business owners in the Tyler, TX and surrounding communities. Few contractors surpass our expertise in white membrane and modified bitumen roofing. For your commercial flat roofing needs, contact Reliable Roofing, Inc. today.