Flat Roofing Systems
Flat roofing systems are popular on commercial properties because they are aesthetically neutral and can be much more affordable than a pitched roof, particularly for large buildings. If your flat roof needs repair, call “The Roofing Experts” at Ridgeline Exteriors. We are happy to help with flat roofing repair in Wells, ME, Kennebunk, ME, Sanford, ME, or any of our other service locations across Maine and New Hampshire. (207) 432-0810
Flat Roofing Materials
- PVC is a durable plastic that can be installed in a single-ply fashion on your roof. Using rolls of PVC, an adhesive is applied along the seams to seal the layer and prevent water from entering your building. These seams require routine maintenance in order to stay properly sealed.
- EPDM Rubber is a very durable and flexible roofing system. The life expectancy for EPDM rubber can be as long as 50 years in moderate climates. These roofing systems are applied in a very similar manner to PVC roofing and are, therefore, prone to failure along the seams. Regular inspection and application of adhesive will prolong the life of your EPDM roof.
- Modified Bitumen Roofs are composed of rolls of either tar pitch or asphalt. These rolls are applied to the roof using heat or cold adhesive. A very cost-effective material, MBR is very reflective and can help reduce the temperature of your roof, but are prone to tears and scuffs. It is not recommended that MBR roofing systems be applied on buildings where regular foot traffic occurs.
- Built-Up Roofs are composed of multiple layers placed on top of one another. These layers are made of felt or fabric and are saturated with asphalt. The asphalt adds thickness and durability to the material, providing a waterproof roofing system that can be topped with gravel to provide aesthetic value. These roofing systems are very heavy, so it’s important that special bracing is installed prior to application of the roof, and only certain buildings can support the weight of a build-up roof.
If you need flat roofing repair in Sanford, ME, Wells, ME, or Kennebunk, ME, give “The Roofing Experts” at Ridgeline Exteriors a call! (207) 432-0810