Flat roofs aren’t flat, not truly. A flat roof, or low-slope roof, may appear to be flat, but typically a flat roof has a slope, which begins at at least a quarter inch per foot. Despite the slight angle a flat roof possesses, water will not move off a flat roofing surface as quickly as it would off of another roofing system. As a result, water will pool up and accumulate on flat roofs, which can create problems for home and business owners.
Typically, residential flat roofs are found in townhomes, how rouses, or condominiums. You may have a need for a flat roof if you have a porch or garage with a low slope roof. Larger homes can have Built-Up Roofing (BUR) systems made of bitumen and fabric, APP Modified Bitumen Roofing systems, which use an asphalt-coated mat and a bitumen base, which is mechanically attached to the roof deck, or SBS Modified Bitumen systems, which are created out of synthetic rubber with the goal of saving energy.
Commercial flat roofs are very popular, due to the constant need for maintenance that businesses have. A typical commercial flat roof has the same problems that a residential flat roof has, however due to the increased size of a commercial flat roof, ponding water is a bigger problem, as there are more places for water to pond. Due to this, commercial flat roofs need to be maintained regularly, and inspections could keep a commercial flat roof working better, longer, and more reliably, than they would otherwise.
Flat roof replacement is a job for expert roofers only.
Flat roofing can be more challenging than a typical sloped roof replacement, especially in Amarillo, where the wind is notoriously strong. Flat roofing requires patience, engineering, and tolerance for windy, hot, and hard work that goes far beyond a normal roofing job. When you are ready for a new flat roof, you need a contractor you can trust, like Accent Roofing of Amarillo. Accent Roofing of Amarillo has over 18 years of experience roofing in the Amarillo area, and you can rely on that expertise every time you need your roof inspected, repaired, or replaced.