Flat Roofing for Columbus Homes
Whenever you are looking for quality roofing services, you can always count on GKG Roofing to provide you with flat roof services. There are numerous types of roofing materials which are specifically designed for use on a flat top. Flat tops are more prone to leaks because there is nowhere for the water to spill off. Leaks on a flat top can be hard to locate. Call and schedule an appointment today to meet with our Columbus roofing consultants in regards to your roof type and have us check for leaks and other problems that have been neglected over the years.
Types of Flat Roofs
A flat top comes in four different types of roof. The average cost for these types of roof tops range anywhere from $250 to $350 per square foot. Normally these roofs come with a 10-20 year warranty. Flat tops come in the following varieties:
- Built-Up roof
- Modified bitumen
- Rubber membrane
A traditional hot-tar-and gravel roof is constructed from piles of waterproof materials that are separated with hot tar and ballasted by a layer of river stone. These types of roofs gradually use advanced materials such as fiberglass.
Pros of Built-Up Roofs
Gravel is fire retardant. It is the least expensive of the flat varieties. It is very heavy though as joists are required to be strengthened. Installations are not highly recommended by homeowners in Columbus who do not know anything about roofing.
Modified bitumen is classified as a single-ply rolled roof to ice-an-water shield. The roof type is impregnated with a mineral-based wear surface. The torch-down system involves heating the adhesive. The newer peel stick systems are safer.
Pros of Modified Bitumen
The peel and stick varieties of roof can easily be installed. They are lighter colored mineral surfaces which reflect heat and cut down on energy bills. The downside is the torch-down method is a fire hazard and not recommended for buildings that are currently occupied.
EPDM is short for ethylene propylene diene monomer. It is a true rubber that is durable and resembles an inner tube. It is created to resist sunlight damages. It can be anchored with fasteners, ballasted with stone, and glued.
Pros of Rubber Membrane
Rubber membrane roofs are an easy installation. The materials are fairly light and highly resistant to scuffs and tears in the membrane itself. Leaks can be located and patched through a rubber membrane. The downside is the black attracts heat.
When you need a Columbus flat roof service, all you have to do is call GKG Roofing and we will provide you with the installation or repairs necessary to appreciate your roof.
Some of Our Flat Roofing Services Are
- Flat Roof Repair
- Flat Roof Replacement
- Flat Roof Bitumen
- Fiberglass Flat Roof
- Build-Up Roof
- Flat Roof Cleaning
- Flat Roofing Consultations
- Flat Roof Estimates
- Flat Roof Service