Flat Roofing in Edmonton is still a trend despite weather conditions due to the great look it gives to the houses. A flat roofing is a roof which is almost level in contrast to the many types of sloped roofs. The slope of a roof is properly known as its pitch and flat roofs have upto approximately 10°.
Types of flat roofs
Built Up Roofing (BUR)
It is the oldest flat roof technology. BUR uses tar and gravel to create a watertight layer over the top. It consists of asphalt, glass fiber and mineral such as gravel. Multiple layering is done for water and weather proofing purpose and roof is covered with gravels to reflect the sun’s rays in order to control temperature.
Benefits of Built Up Flat Roofing
- Longevity, lasts for 10-15 years.
- Gravel in built up roofing makes it highly resistant to normal foot traffic.
- 4 ply waterproof material alternated with tar.
Modified Bitumen System (Rubber roofs)
These are polymer modified roof membranes that are manufactured in rolls and are applied in 2-3 layers to your rooftop.
Benefits of Modified Bitumen System Roofing
- It is less complex to install than BUR, saving labor and reducing installation errors.
- Polymer reinforced roof wear layers that provide better elasticity and flexibility in low temperatures.
Single Ply Membrane System
It is the newest flat roofing technology. It comprises of manufactured sheets ( thermostat -EDPM or thermoplastic- TPO/ PVC), a durable material that resembles inner tube and is engineered to resist damage from sunlight.
Benefits of Single Ply Membrane System Roofing
- Environment friendly
- It helps to insulate your roof and attic and cuts down on cooling and heating costs which makes it economically friendly as well.
- EDPM roofing shingles come in a wide variety of texture and colors.
- Lasts between 30-50 years.
All of these flat roofings are durable and weather resistant but require some measures to be taken that is, these are to be installed by professionals only and high quality material is to be used.
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