When to Replace Your Flat Roof

Posted on March 13, 2023 in Roofing Installation

When to Replace Your Flat Roof

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Flat roofs have distinct compositions that differ from peaked roofs. Flat roofs are long-lasting and sturdy, but they must be fixed and maintained on a regular basis, just like any other sort of roof. Learn when to replace your flat roof.

Flat roofs are commonly of the following types:

Single-ply Roofing Membrane

This type uses a versatile material that can waterproof your roof with the help of a single layer only.

Rolled Asphalt Roofing

Organic base felt or fiberglass is saturated with asphalt. This is applied over the base roof felt.

Built-up Membrane Roofing

Several layers of coated roof felts are used with bitumen in between the layers.  This type of flat roof usually lasts up to 30 years.

Flat Seam Metal Roofing

Made from little sheet metal parts to produce a flat foundation, the metal parts are welded together. This kind is often made of lead-coated copper or galvanized metal.

How do you know when your flat roof needs repair or replacement?

Flat roofs do not often require as much upkeep as other types of roofs, but they do require some attention on occasion to retain the finest quality. Here are some tell-tale symptoms that your flat roof requires attention

  • Lots of leaks and holes have developed on the roof.
  • The top coating is blown off by wind over years resulting into the exposure of the undercoat.
  • The vapor barrier has been infiltrated.
  • Large roof panels are coming apart and there is no scope for putting back together.

Highly Experienced Roofing Contractors

Your roof protects your home, family, and belongings from the elements, so we know how important it is to do the job right the first time. Our roofing installers are the best in the industry, and our team members are trained to work clean and efficiently. We are committed to respecting your home, and we only use the best tools and materials for the job.

Contact PJ Fitzpatrick Today

If you’re ready to obtain a brand-new roof that will last a lifetime, give us a call or fill out our online quote form. We will provide you an accurate quote with no hidden roof replacement expenses. Allow us to replace your flat roof so you may regain your home or business’ curb appeal and stay protected from the elements.

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