Flat Roofing Repair & Replacement
Keep Your Property Protected with a Watertight Flat Roof
Next to the foundation, your roof is the most important component of your home. If your flat roof is not properly sealed and maintained, the safety of everything beneath it is jeopardized. Older flat roofing materials have a shorter lifespan than newer materials available today. You will protect your home for decades by investing in a new flat roof. This investment will not only protect your home and keep your family safe, but it will also increase the value of your home if you decide to sell it in the future.
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Keep Your Roofing System Strong
The elements will wreak havoc on your flat roof over time. Hail, flying debris, and extreme temperatures can all cause roof damage, putting the entire system at risk of failure. If you have noticed leaks, pooling, or other damage to your roof, it may be time to repair or replace it. Emmons’ flat roofing services will ensure your home is protected from the elements while also ensuring that water drains properly from your roof. We work with EPDM, TPO, BUR, and rolled asphalt roofing systems.
Is it Time to Replace Your Flat Roof?
All flat roofs will eventually leak if they are not replaced in a timely manner. Water may linger on portions of the roof if there is no significant pitch to move it off. Even with a properly installed drainage system, large sections of standing water are possible. While advances in flat roof technology have made water seals more durable, standing water is never a good thing when there is nowhere for it to go. This water, combined with the weight of the roof, can put a lot of strain on the structure of your roof, potentially leading to more serious problems.
Reasons for 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- Outdated Flat Roof System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 Roofing Needs?
Every flat roofing system has a lifespan. Roofs frequently develop problems after 10-15 years, necessitating a total replacement. Don’t wait for a leak to occur before having your roof inspected. Our expert roofers can inspect your roof to see if there are any problems.
Emmons Roofing & Siding understands that a roof replacement can be a significant undertaking and investment. We will do everything possible to meet your budget and will even work with your homeowner’s insurance to ensure that you can afford the new roof you require and receive the reimbursement you deserve. There are also financing options for your roof replacement project. We promise to always use high-quality roofing materials and to provide complete workmanship and material warranties.
Common Flat Roofing Materials
Flat roofs are most commonly found on row homes in and around city and town centers and are made of EPDM (rubber), TPO (thermoplastic), or BUR (built-up roofing). Flat roofs can also be used for small additions or trailer homes by homeowners. Asphalt shingles are not recommended for flat roofs because they have little to no pitch.
EPDM (Single-Ply Rubber)
EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is a single-ply synthetic rubber roofing membrane available in black and white rolls. It is a highly resistant roofing material known as thermoset roofing. It is very versatile, can help keep your roof cool, and if properly maintained, can last for 50 years.
TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) is a lightweight and heat-reflective roof membrane. It’s impervious to the elements, punctures, bacterial growth, oils, and fires. TPO roofing withstands high winds and extreme temperatures thanks to air-welded seams, which is ideal for Delaware Valley weather.
Built-Up Roofing (BUR)
A built-up roof is created by alternating layers of gravel and tar to create a low-cost flat roof covering. Although this is the most flexible type of seamless roof, it has the shortest average flat roof life span and can be extremely heavy, necessitating the need to reinforce the roof and home beneath.
Flat Roof Repair
Traditional flat roof repair may work for a while, but once a joint cracks, a seam fails, or a rusted screw fails, you’ll be dealing with a leaking roof all over again. If done incorrectly, you will end up patching patches. The experts at Emmons can fix your immediate issue giving you time to plan for a potential replacement down the road.
Trust Emmons With Your Flat Roofing Needs
Our flat roofing experts can find hard-to-spot problems before they have the chance to cause major issues. Contact Emmons today so that our roofing contractors can ensure that your roof protects you and your family for years to come.