Flat Roof Repair & Installation in Austin, TX
For over 25 years, experts at LoveRain Roof Company have provided home owners with an outstanding product and exceptional service. When you get an LoveRain Roof, you get the very best – the highest quality materials, authorized installers, and an unparalleled warranty. Period. It’s that simple.
Flat roofs are common throughout Texas. A flat roof is common in any mall, warehouse, apartment building, or school. This roof type is the most common choice for commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings because it is easier to install over large surfaces.
You’ll almost certainly have questions from the start, such as: is a flat roof the best choice for a home? Is it more expensive than a steeper-pitch option? Is it more difficult to install? What about ongoing upkeep?
LoveRain Roof Systems provides the highest quality customer service for delivering affordable residential flat roof systems on time, every time.
When choosing a flat roof solution, homeowners can expect many years of dependable performance by selecting the right materials, hiring an experienced professional to build and install the flat roof, and committing to regular inspection and maintenance.
Flat roofs are an appealing aesthetic choice that gives homes a distinct shape. If you enjoy the landscape or cityscape surrounding your home, a flat roof can help to complement it without blocking the view.
Unlike a steeply pitched roof, the majority of the square footage of a flat roof is usable. This allows for the addition of a one-of-a-kind application, such as a rooftop patio, garden, or green roof. Solar panels are also popular among homeowners because they are much easier to install – and conceal – on a flat roof.
LoveRain Roofing Systems membrane has a Class “A” rating for flame resistance. Unlike traditional roofing materials, the IB membrane will resist flames rather than fuel them.
LoveRain Roof Company are uniquely formulated to withstand ponding water. Moisture will not pass through the roof membrane. Ponding water will not affect the performance or warranty of Culver Roofing Company Roofing Systems single-ply membranes.
So, while flat roofs are ideal for drier landscapes, in climates with heavy precipitation, a properly installed flat roof can be a good choice for a homeowner – especially with the advancement of waterproof materials and installation techniques.
Easier to Maintain
If a heavy hailstorm hits Austin and damages roofs, flat roofs will be easier and less expensive to repair, square foot for square foot, than conventional, sloped roofs.
Repairing a punctured PVC roof membrane on a flat roof, for example, may only take a few hours of labor and a few patches of bonded PVC membrane. Repairing equitable damage on a sloped roof, on the other hand, would most likely necessitate project planning over several days to ensure the right materials are on hand, the proper safety precautions are taken, and a large enough crew is available to do the job right.
A white LoveRain Roofing Company Roofing Systems membrane can reduce your energy consumption and your rising electric bills. By reflecting up to 90% of the heat that normally enters a building through the roof, a LoveRain roof will lower your building’s heat gain, and it might very well pay for itself.
A Green Choice
LoveRain Roofing Systems understands the need to utilize natural resources efficiently. This is why LoveRain roof membranes are designed to be 100% recyclable. In addition, 90% of systems can be installed over existing rooftops eliminating the need for messy tear-offs. Reducing landfill usage and preserving our natural resources. LoveRain Roof Company Roofing Systems works with the environment, not against it.
Why Are Flat Roofs Less Common For Houses?
Flat roofs, also known as low slope roofs, are less common in Austin residential construction because the low slope of a flat roof has a greater tendency to collect water rather than shed it, as its steeply pitched counterpart does. As a result, it may be less suitable for rainy or snowy climates.
Keep in mind that all flat roofs have a slope of five to fifteen degrees to allow water to flow into drain systems (such as eaves, drainage holes or outlets).
Parts Of A Flat Roof
To the casual observer, one flat roof appears to be very similar to another (especially from the ground level!) However, there are a variety of flat roof systems to choose from. A flat roof is made up of three basic components at its most basic:
Depending on the materials used, these functions may be combined into a single product, but all of them should still be present.
Is it possible to have a flat roof with shingles?
Roofing professionals advise against using shingles on a flat roof. Leakage can be reduced by using as few points of sealing as possible. As a result, most flat roofs are made of large squares or single sheets of material. In some cases, a homeowner may opt for a Self-Adhering Membrane Residential Roof System, which combines the multi-layer protection of a membrane roof with the traditional granule appearance of a shingled or built-up roof. These provide long-lasting protection against snow, ice, and the elements – and can withstand foot traffic on low-slope roofs.
Ready to Get Started?
The key to selecting a flat roof that fits your budget, style, and geography is education. Whatever type of roof you choose, with an experienced contractor and a solid understanding of materials and maintenance, you’ll be well on your way to building a protective, long-lasting feature for your home. Transitioning from a flat roof to a shingle roof necessitates special consideration.
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