Whether commercial or residential, roofs are the most important component of a construction process. Their main role is to protect the objects and the people inside the structure from the environment outdoor. Although they share a lot of similarities, there are certain major key differences that make them differ from each other to some extent.
Flat roofs costs also differ quite a bit from residential roofs for a number of reasons:
- The tools required for the job are more complex and expensive to use.
- Equipment required for the job is of high-quality which means initial investment.
- Installation requires additional skilled labor.
- Flat roofs are designed with built-in, complex drainage systems.
- Flat roofs are often built with additional structural integrated, like HVAC units and ventilation systems.
Due to all these considerations, it is crucial to pick a professional roof contractor like Amos Exteriors for replacing or repairing your commercial flat roof.
Flat roofs must be inspected seasonally as there are many problems that can arise. These include clogged drains, flash repair, seam separations, pounding water and cracking of the roofs.
Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) – TPO has become one of the most popular choices for commercial roofing, due to its leak resistant quality. It is thick, cheap and also UV resistant. These roofs are made from low-temperature flexibility and a high-temperature tolerance material which secures them from ozone and different chemical reactions.
Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) – EPDM offers unmatched durability and versatility which has made it one of the most widely used materials for commercial roofs. It is the best choice in case of a low-sloped roof.
Spray polyurethane foam – A spray polyurethane foam roof is made out of a plastic that transforms into a solid state from a liquid state in seconds and expands about 30 times as it dries.
Whether you need an inspection, a repair, or a full flat roof replacement, contact Amos Exteriors today and we can assist.