Last time in part one of the "What Roof is Best for You?" blog series, we covered both slate rooftops and shingle rooftops, as well a few different options when it comes to the color and type! Now in this blog, we'll continue with two different roofing types that may be exactly what you're looking for!
The Rhinobond flat roofing system works by attaching the membrane to the same screw and plate that holds the roof insulation or cover board in place. Rhinobond does not use adhesives, which takes far fewer fasteners and is the fastest way to have a building dried-in and protected from the weather during a flat roof repairs / replace project. Here's what the process looks like:
Ponding, blistering, splitting, and ridging are all common problems people experience when a building or facility has a flat roof. When these problems occur, it could costs hundreds, if not thousands of dollars to repair the flat roof so it is structurally sound and fully functional. In an effort to not only save money, but prolong the lifespan of the roof, it is important to conduct regular, routine roof maintenance.
1. How does a flat roof recovery work?
The basic idea behind a flat roof recover is to use a PVC membrane to cover over the existing flat roof. Our PVC roofing is used in new construction projects because of its over all strength and performance but it has been engineered to recover existing flat roofs and weighs only 1/4 per sq ft.
At first glance it seems like there are literally hundreds of flat roof repair options and products on the market. It can be a daunting task to sort through page after page of information about the features and benefits of each product and each commercial roofing company has a different solution as to how to best repair your flat roof. But at the end of the day, there are really only three options.
Many building owners are surprised and optimistic when they find out about how their existing roof could be recovered with a PVC membrane saving the cost and mess of tearing off the old roof. The substantial cost savings of recovering your existing roof with a PVC membrane as opposed to tearing the old roof off and replacing it is enough for even the most skeptical building owners to give it a second look.
Advances in flat roofing technology have let building owners with more choices than ever when deciding which flat roof repair option is right for their building. The development of fabric re-enforced roofing membranes have allowed for an attachment method that eliminates the need to glue down or fully adhere rubberized roofing membranes. The more advanced and stronger way flat roofing membranes can be installed is by using an attachment method that is called mechanically attached meaning to be screwed down.
Flat Roof Repairs are usually not cheap but with a little help to know how it doesn't have to be a budget busting event, and the best part is you won't have to sacrifice quality or cut corners to save.
Tearing off a flat roof is a job now, and anybody that tells you different obviously hasn't done it. But your job here is ensure that the repair project moves along as smooth as possible staying on time and budget. Successful flat roof repair projects don't just happen, they’re planned and then the plan is executed correctly.