Everything You Need To Know About Flat Roofs
Flat roofs have extremely low slopes (between ¼” to ½” per foot if constructed properly). For this reason they do not readily shed water.
A flat roof is almost level in contrast to many types of sloped roofs. Flat roofs are most common on commercial buildings but can also be used on residential homes, because they can provide interesting and unique designs. Though flat roofs generally have enough slope to drain water they can also be a problem if not constructed properly. Which is where we come in. At Bob Fitterer Roofing we have the expertise and experience to help you understand the best material and design options to prevent these problems.
Choosing the right material for your flat roof beyond traditional hot-mopped built up roofing will increase the reliability of the flat roof.
These are the most common types of flat roof materials:
1. Single Layer Membrane Roof
2. Modified Bitumen Roof
3. Shingle Roof