While flat roofs are not the norm for most houses, they are more common than you might think and with the growing popularity of modern architecture in our market, flat roofs are only becoming more common. Flat roofs are often used on porches and additions where clearance under existing doors or windows is an issue.

Most of the flat roof options available in the commercial market are also available in the residential market. Bond Roofing regularly installs and services single-ply systems (EPDM, TPO, PVC), Modified Bitumen and fluid-applied systems on residences.

The utilization of flat roofs for outdoor living space in the form of rooftop terraces and balconies has become increasingly popular in both residential and commercial markets. With this growing popularity, of course, comes a growing number of options for waterproofing these spaces. GAF RhinoTop textured coating and DecTec walkable PVC membranes are two popular options and there are numerous paver and decking systems available.

If you need a new flat roof or flat roof repair contact us to decide which approach is best for your home.

Commercial Low-slope Roofs

A great many commercial buildings have flat, or low-sloped roofs, and if yours needs to be replaced or repaired, here is what you need to know.

Cost

Flat, or low-slope roofs, have a higher cost than most steep-slope roofs. Low-slope roofing systems are designed and constructed to be watertight whereas steep-sloped roofing systems are merely water-shedding. Materials, tools, and equipment for low-sloped roofing generally are more expensive than those used in steep-slope roofs.

Durability

Because low-sloped roofs are in a “water static” condition, leaks tend to be amplified as compared to steep-slope systems. Low-sloped roofs typically have a shorter lifespan compared to pitched roofs. Low-sloped roofing systems can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years or even longer depending on the type and quality of the system.

Commercial Flat Roof Repairs

The Bond Roofing team can repair or replace the flat roof on your building. While finding leaks is more challenging with a flat roof, our team knows where to look and can help you determine the cause of any leaks and then correct the problem. If you see any of the following water problems, contact us immediately to repair your roof:

Bond Roofing is an authorized contractor for:

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Contact us to learn more about our repair, replacement, or installation process.