Flat Roof Replacement
Stay Dry with a New Flat Roof from Emmons
Over time your flat roof will take a beating from the elements. Hail, flying debris, and extreme temperatures can cause damage to your roof that can put the entire system at risk of failure. If you are experiencing leaks or have noticed other damage to your roof, it may be time for a replacement. A new flat roof installation from Emmons will protect your home from the elements and ensure that water properly drains from your roof. If you think you may need a flat roof replacement at your home in South Jersey, at the Jersey Shore, or in the Greater Philadelphia Area, contact us today for an inspection and estimate.
Invest in Your Home
Your roof is the most important part of your home next to the foundation. If you do not have a properly sealed and well-maintained roof you are risking the safety of everything beneath it. Older style flat roofing has a shorter life span than the newer materials available today. By investing in a new flat roof, you will be protecting your home for decades to come. This investment not only preserves your home and keeps your family safe, but it will also add value to your home should you wish to sell it in the future.
Do You Need to Replace Your Flat Roof?
If you do not replace your flat roof before the system fails you’ll likely experience a leak. Without a substantial pitch to move water off of the roof, water may linger in various areas. Even with a properly installed drainage system you risk the possibility of having large sections of standing water. While advancements in flat roof technology have made water seals more durable, with nowhere to go, standing water is never a good thing. This water, along with the weight of the roof itself can put a lot of stress on your roof’s structure which could lead to more severe issues.
Signs It’s Time for a Flat Roof Replacement
- Leaks and Moisture Inside
- Pooling Water
- Rips Along Seams
- Cracked Roof Structure
- Buckled or Bubbling Sections
- Deteriorated Flashing
- Outdated Flat Roof System
Why Choose Emmons for Your Flat Roof Replacement?
All flat roofing systems have a life expectancy. After 10-15 years, roofs often develop problems that could require a complete replacement. Don’t wait for a leak before you have your roof inspected. Our expert roofers can examine your roof and determine if there are any areas of concern.
At Emmons Roofing & Siding we know that a roof replacement can be a major undertaking and investment. We do everything we can to meet your budget and will even work with your homeowner’s insurance so you are able to afford the new roof you need and to get the reimbursement that you deserve. Financing plans for your roof replacement project are also available. We vow to always use the highest quality roofing materials and provide full workmanship and material warranties.
Common Types of Flat Roofing
Most commonly found on row homes in and around city and town centers, flat roofs often use EPDM (rubber), TPO (thermoplastic) or BUR (built-up roofing). Homeowners can also use a flat roof for small additions or trailer homes. With very little to no pitch, asphalt shingles are not recommended for flat roofs.
EPDM (Single-Ply Rubber)
Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) is a single-ply synthetic rubber roofing membrane that comes in black and white rolls. It’s a strongly resistant roofing material that’s referred to as thermoset roofing. It’s very versatile, can help keep your roof cool, and can last for 50 years if well maintained.
Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) is a type of roof membrane that’s lightweight and heat reflective. It is resistant to the elements, punctures, bacterial growth, oils, and fires. By using air-welded seams, TPO roofing withstands high winds and extreme temperatures which is great for Delaware Valley weather.
Built-Up Roofing (BUR)
Built-up roof is made by alternating layers of gravel and tar for a cost-effective flat roof covering. Although this type of seamless roof is the most flexible, it has the shortest average flat roof life span and can be extremely heavy, often requiring the need to reinforce the roof and home beneath.