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What Are The Protective Options For Flat Roofs?

Although the primary purpose of a residential & commercial roof remains along the lines of a protective canopy, there is always room for reinforcement for the roof itself. Today, we’ll cover flat roof protection options.

Flat roofs are ideal for commercial buildings, and there is a whole roofing system for drainage & support, but the roof itself can take damage over time. Rough weather, sun exposure, & material lifecycle are among the few major factors commercial roofs need protection from. There is a point when steel & concrete aren’t enough to guarantee indestructibility from the elements.

Commercial flat roofs may seem mundane, but thanks to protective innovations in roofing design, Lone Star Homes – Roofing Systems has delivered only the finest solutions in commercial roofing.

Protective Materials For Commercial Roofing Systems

Remember, drainage remains a critical aspect of commercial roofing design. However, it is far more critical for these roofs to be interred in materials that afford protection from unanticipated weather developments. Materials that:

  1. contain the building’s internal temperatures
  2. extend the roof’s lifecycle
  3. factor into an energy-efficient building design

Here are some ideal materials for providing reinforced protection to commercial flat roofs.

Single-Ply System

TPO, PVC & EPDM are a family of plastics applied in a thin membrane over the completed flat roof. The application is mechanical; the material is affixed over the roof to protect it from the degrading properties of UV rays and moisture. The material is highly resistant to weathering & cracking and extends the life of the underlying roofing materials by a huge margin.

Built-Up Roofing (BURs)

The style incorporates multiple alternating layers of asphalt & felt sheets. It’s an older roof design that much effective in hot & arid locations. The multiple layers not only afford a lightweight & sturdy roof but also provides temperature control in commercial buildings.

Liquid-Application Fiber

Upon completion, the flat roof is coated in a fiber-reinforced resin for a water-resistant seal. The mixture is prepared in containment and applied with rollers or dispersed using sprays. Multiple applications take place, each after the previous layer has cured until the roof is sealed. It’s an environmentally friendly option & can be carried out without disrupting the premises’ operations.

Modified Bitumen (MB)

It is a protective coat much like the BURs design, except that polymer-enhanced bitumen is used to layer on a finished flat or sloped roof. Multiple applications help to build up the protective layers. The layers are also available as hot & cold or spot-heated or adhesive sheets. The seams are leveled, providing an indestructible layer.

If you want to go for a solar roof, you may still need to carry out a roof inspection and an energy audit to gauge whether the solar system will benefit you in the long run. But one thing is universal; you will need to protect your commercial roofs from general damage & weathering that El Paso is partial to.

Speaking of El Paso, the weather is heating up to the usual Texan summer, so maybe it’s time to have your roofs checked & insulated against the heat. Lone Star Homes – Roofing Systems offers both commercial & residential roofing solutions with the added benefit of water extraction & diverse painting solutions for commercial spaces.

Be sure to check our services & collect free estimates. If you require financing for an ambitious commercial flat roof construction project, just let us know & we’ll get to work today!