Flat Roofing Systems

Flat Roofing Experts in New England

Not all roofs are created the same. Roofs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. United Home Experts is equipped to work on all of them. Flat roofs can be found in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.

If you are looking to replace your flat roofing system, there are a few different options available:

    • Built Up Roofing (BUR)
    • EPDM Rubber Roofing
    • Single Ply Roofing
    • Fluid Applied Roofing

Built Up Roofing(BUR)

A built up roofing system is composed of multiple layers called plies. These roofing systems generally rotate layers of bitumen and reinforcing fabrics that create a finished membrane.

These flat roofing systems are also often referred to as “Tar & Gravel” roofs and the bitumen most commonly used is asphalt, coal tar or cold-applied adhesive. The asphalt or tar is heated inside a kettle and then applied to the roof with a mop.

EPDM Rubber Roofing System

Considered one of the most popular choices for commercial roofing. EPDM rubber roofing systems have been installed on commercial buildings throughout North America. EPDM is a synthetic rubber roofing material made up of 2 major components; ethylene and propylene. EPDM can come in black or white and is also available in two different thicknesses, 45 and 60 mils.

Single Ply Roofing System

Single ply roofing systems are manufactured in factories ensuring strict quality control requirements. These sheets of synthetic compound materials may be one of the most flexible roofing materials in that they can be applied almost anywhere through a number of different methods.

Fluid Applied Roofing Systems

Often confused with roof paint, fluid applied roofing systems are much more than just an extra coating. Fluid applied or liquid applied roofing systems seal, waterproof, and maintain your roof throughout the lifetime of your building.

A fluid applied roof system is comprised of multiple components that bond together to create one membrane that will remain together as one.

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Roofing Knowledge Base

If you’re looking for some more information on the different components of a roofing system, we have you covered. Here are some helpful links to help you in your roofing research!