Flat roofs are commonly used in the commercial space but in recent years are gaining popularity with residential home owners in North Carolina. Local Quality Roofing has over 30 years of combined flat roof installation experience. We only offer premium roofing products to our clients. We have a flat roof installation process that is second to none and backed by one of the best warranties in the business today.
Residential Flat Roof Installations
Local Quality Roofing provides top rated residential installations at competitive rates. We have experience with many types of flat and low slope roof options including EPDM rubber, PVC and TPO synthetic membranes. We offer a one stop shop for all your flat roof needs. We can provide fast quality residential installations, and provide a strong warranty to back it up.
Residential Flat Roof Repairs
Does your home have a flat or low sloped roof? If so and you feel it has been damaged or is in need of repair, contact us today. We offer all types of flat roof repairs for your home including EPDM rubber, TPO and PVC installations. We have years of experience with residential flat roofs and can quickly assess the damage to determine what needs to be fixed or replaced.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a flat roof?
Generally speaking flat roofs have a long lifespan. Flat roofs are also less expensive than other types of roofing systems such as tile or asphalt shingles. The main problem flat roofs experience is water leaks. Water will not run off the surface area like it does from sloped roof lines. This can lead to pooling and in some rare cases flooding inside your home or business. The topography may also cause mold growth which is why regular maintenance is essential for flat roofs.
Flat roofs can be more solar panel friendly . Flat roofs offer a larger surface area to place solar panels. Solar panel placement cannot be too close to the roof edge as this will limit efficiency with angle limitations of how you can orientate the panels for maximum sunlight exposure. If you are considering installing solar panels on your new flat roof or replacing an old one make sure that the manufacturer is aware of any pooling issues in case they recommend thicker glass or lines on their work which could improve performance and longevity.
More space to place large HVAC units can be advantageous in some homes, though it can be tricky to design a heating/cooling for a home so the HVAC unit is not exposed to direct sunlight. Also larger units may become obsolete faster if forced to use more expensive and less efficient technology. With the HVAC unit of your home being an expensive component to repair. This is something to consider.
If a determining factor is curb appeal and style then a flat roof may not be the best choice for your home. Generally speaking flat roofs tend to be less aesthetically pleasing. On the contrary, a more traditional pitched roof style is more visually appealing. This can be advantageous in resale value or even curb appeal depending on where you live. If your home was built with a pitched roof, it’s probably best to stick with that.
When making this decision take into account what you are most concerned about and if aesthetics play an important role in your buying decisions. The pitch of your home’s roof will directly affect many other aspects of the design such as curb appeal and interior comfort so make sure you’re aware of all these implications before finalizing any decisions regarding whether to keep the current roof style or change it out for something new.
What are the best materials to use for a flat roof?
PVC roofing is our go to choice for flat roofs. It is durable, attractive and affordable. Unlike other flat roofing materials, it doesn’t need to be watertight or puncture proof.
PVC is by far the most popular material for flat roofs as it is easy and cheap to install. This can be a problem though because many manufacturers will cut corners in order to keep their prices low which causes inferior products that may not last nearly as long as they claim they would otherwise.
The second best option for a flat roof is EPDM synthetic rubber . While slightly more expensive than PVC, this material does have an increased longevity. Have some really nice features that other products don’t have such as a decreased heat buildup and lower UV resistance.
EPDM is also used to create rubber membranes for roofs that are under extreme weather conditions or need extra protection against punctures and scratches from sharp objects such as rocks that may be on the roof or in the nearby vicinity of the building.
This rubber material has great sound dampening abilities which makes it perfect for those flat roofs near busy highways, airports, train tracks etc… There are many companies out there nowadays that offer membranes with EPDM material so this means they can be found at affordable prices. Many homeowners decide to go with this option for their flat roof instead of choosing PVC or TPO because they want something more lasting and reliable especially when the home is located in an area with huge climates swings.
Insurance Claims Assistance
Your insurance may cover the cost of repairing or replacing your roof, but contacting your insurance company to file a claim can be confusing and frustrating. Our roofing contractors will help guide you through the claims process, beginning with an initial inspection of your home’s flat roof to determine what is covered, by whom and how much it will cost you. With years of local experience working with the same insurance adjuster we can get your claim approved easily. Insurance claim assistance is included with our flat roof replacement services.
Still, have questions regarding a new flat roofing system that are unanswered?
Don’t wait until it’s too late! Contact us right away. We will provide you with an up front written estimate and a list of references for your home inspection. Our roofers have successfully completed thousands of flat roof replacements in both residential and commercial settings, for clients all over the North Carolina area.
A company that stands out from the rest, we take pride in being honest, reliable, professional flat roof replacement specialists who can be trusted to get the job done right the first time around. With over 20 years experience and hundreds of successful projects under our belt, we are confident we can help you solve any issues or problems that may arise because of your current roof or lack of one.
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