Flat Roofs for Houses

Flat Roofs for Houses

Every flat roof is the same, isn’t it? Absolutely not. Many homeowners are surprised to learn that there are 4 basic types of flat roof. While the price for these roofs is relatively similar, different types of roofs offer different benefits. If you are considering installing a roof on a new home, you should carefully…

Silicone Coatings for Flat Roofs

Silicone Coatings for Flat Roofs

People often ask how silicone differs from conventional roofing materials. It may look and feel similar to some plastics, but it is a fundamentally different material with many unique and desirable characteristics. Silicone is a man-made material based on the element silicon. Chemists and industrialists have been developing and exploring the many properties and applications…

Finding Source Of Leaks In Flat Roofs

Finding Source Of Leaks In Flat Roofs

All roofs are very difficult to repair if they develop a leakage. However flat roofs are all the more difficult to repair. It is so because it is very difficult to find the leakage. If the roof is sloping then it is not at all difficult to trace the source of leakage because the slope…

Best Ways to Do Flat Roof Repair

Best Ways to Do Flat Roof Repair

If you are doing flat roof repair you would need to be careful, if your roof is flat. Using flat roofs for decoration purposes has now become a preferred choice for many residential homes nowadays. If you want to maintain your roof properly you can take a look at some of the important steps listed…

Flat Roof Repair

Flat Roof Repair

Most flat roofs are found on commercial buildings and were probably installed by professional commercial roofers with flat roofing experience; however, you will find some residences with this type of installation.  Unfortunately, most of these installs were done by contractors with little or no experience dealing with this type of roofing and end up requiring…

Do not Replace That Old Flat Roof

Do not Replace That Old Flat Roof

If you have an old commercial building with a flat roof odds are you have had some thought on replacing that old flat roof surface with a new one. This can be a very expensive and time consuming process and there are a few things you should consider before firing off that old roof. The…

Flat Roof Repair Advice

Flat Roof Repair Advice

There are a number of reasons, for which people choose flat roof houses over the slanting ones. However, when it comes to repair of these roofs, they can be a nuisance. They may require a repair for a number of reasons such as leaks, cracks or chipping. An EPDM rubber rooftop would immediately require attention…

Is Flat Roof A Better Roofing Option?

Is Flat Roof A Better Roofing Option?

Flat roofs can be used as a simple roofing method but they are not recommended for homeowners. Due to the construct, they are prone to sagging, leakage, damage when any remodeling, repairs, or add-on occurs. They are also not recommended for use in cold climates as the accumulation of ice and snow can lead to…

Flat Roofs Or Traditional Roofs – Which Are Better?

Flat Roofs Or Traditional Roofs – Which Are Better?

The type of roof you want to have should be in consideration of the type of building it will be placed on. Commercial buildings can benefit from a flat roof for a number of reasons but it should not be assumed that a traditional roof is the only choice for a residential building. Before deciding…

Important Information About Flat Roofs on Residential Build…

Important Information About Flat Roofs on Residential Build…

Flat roofs are one of the oldest roofing styles. They are most common in many places of the world but especially where there is very little rain, such as traditional homes in Israel. One interesting note is that they are becoming more popular here in the United States; they are indeed re-gaining popularity in modern…

Scouting Out Leaks for Flat Roof Solutions

Scouting Out Leaks for Flat Roof Solutions

For far too many people, and you may be one of them, flat roof solutions seem couched in so much mystery. Try as you may, finding, and fixing leaks on them all to often turn out to be just one more exercise in futility. Discover How to Find Leaks So the first thing you need…

How to Inspect Your Flat Roof

How to Inspect Your Flat Roof

When buying a new commercial building, chances are you have a lot to think about and prepare for your new space. However, it is important to spend time on inspecting the flat roof before making your major purchase. If you have owned a flat roof for several years, it is still a good idea to…

Leaking Flat Pitched Roof

Leaking Flat Pitched Roof

Have you got a flat pitched roof tiled area that just keeps on leaking? Well there is a good reason why this may occur. The roof pitch (anything under approximately 17 degrees) is too low to cope with water that travels down the roof. The slightest up force of wind will stop the water flowing…

4 Types Of Materials You Can Use On Your Flat Roof

4 Types Of Materials You Can Use On Your Flat Roof

If you are planning of installing a flat roof in your residential or commercial building here are the four materials that you can choose from: Firestone's EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) EPDM is a tough material that lasts for a long time. The material can be anchored with glue, fasteners or be ballasted with stone….

Flat Roof Repair Made Easy

Flat Roof Repair Made Easy

Flat roofs, like all other roofs, require regular maintenance. Minor damage on the surface of an asphalt or bitumen felt roof, e.g. splits and blisters can be easily repaired with a repair kit. Repairing a flat roof is not difficult even for complete beginners. To deal with splits, first remove any chippings. Use a blow…

Flat Roof Repair: The Miracle of Infrared Leak Detection

Flat Roof Repair: The Miracle of Infrared Leak Detection

A flat roof repair is tricky. Why? Because by the time a repair is needed it may already be saturated with water. It then becomes a band-aid cure that traps the water so it can fester and rot your entire roof. Many contractors will happily fix the leak spot so no more water will continue…

Fixing Flat Roofs in an Emergency

Fixing Flat Roofs in an Emergency

Roof repairs in poor weather are almost impossible to attempt. However on a flat roof where water is pooling, this is often the most important time to repair a roof. Standing water and roof leaks in harsh weather lead to costly water damage on the interior of the home. Some Denver roofing companies are using…

Simple Flat Roof Leak

Simple Flat Roof Leak

A flat roof is more prone to leaks due to the fact that the roof has no pitch for snow and other debris to slide off, so it remains on the roof until we remove it. This can cause an array of damage, including snow and ice damage, holes from debris, heavy weight causing structure…

Four Common Reasons for Leak Problems on a Flat Roof

Four Common Reasons for Leak Problems on a Flat Roof

In the process of reviewing the available roof types, many property owners avoid the flat roof option of due due to a misguided concern about leak related problems. However, with the latest solutions for flat roofing, a property owner is certain to be pleased with the results, mostly due to the fact that they are…

Tips for Flat Roofs

Tips for Flat Roofs

Roofs are generally one of three different classifications: pitched, low-pitch, or flat. Of the three different roof types, a flat roof doesn’t make much sense architecturally because it inherently will not shed rain or snow. Isn’t keeping the elements off the structure a roof’s main job? Flat roofs can indeed keep a building dry, but…

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