3 Types of Flat Roofing Systems

Does your home or business have a flat roof? If you need flat roof repair or a replacement, hiring a roofing contractor with experience with low sloped roofs is very important. Flat roofing is specialized, needs a specific system and should be installed by someone who is both skilled and certified.

There are a few types of flat roof systems that you can use on your roof. Claw Roofing Specialists have over 20 years of experience installing and maintaining flat roofs. They share more information on three common flat roof systems:

Modified Bitumen Membrane

Modified bitumen membranes, also known as mod-bit membranes, are very reliable and easier to maintain compared to other flat roofing systems. They are durable and flexible in extreme weather, expanding and contracting with the building to ensure longevity. They are easy to install, maintain and repair and come in a wide variety of surface treatments to match your building’s décor, reflect heat and resist the sun’s UV rays. This type of multiple-ply flat roof system will give you peace of mind knowing your home or business is protected.

Read the benefits of a quality bitumen flat roof.

Built-Up Roofing Membrane

Built-up roofs consist of multiple layers or plies of various felts that are stuck together with hot or cold asphalt. They a long history of effective performance, are easy to maintain and repair and if the roof has proper drainage, a built-up roof is very resistant to the harsh elements.

Because poor drainage can be an issue for a built-up roofing system, it’s important these are addressed if you want your roof membrane to last. Proper drainage will also help prevent water from getting in if the membrane fails. Claw Roofing Specialists can inspect your roof and provide solutions for any drainage issues it might have. Read these effective flat roof drainage solutions.

Single Ply Roofing Membrane

Single-ply roofing systems are the most affordable flat roof system. They are lightweight, durable and resistant to the elements. The most common single ply systems are made up of a vapour barrier, rooftop insulation and a single layer membrane. Because the membrane comes in a variety of roll sizes, installers can effectively apply it to large areas of roof in a short period of time, cutting down on installation costs.

Which roofing system is best for your home or business?

If you’re in the market for a flat roof replacement, contact the pros at Claw Roofing Specialists. They will inspect your current roofing system and make recommendations for a new system that will best protect your home or business within your budget.

Claw Roofing Specialists is a family-owned and operated full-service roofing company in Calgary that specializes in low-slope and flat roof systems. They are also experts in roof repair and replacement for pitch residential and commercial roofs and are committed to delivering the highest level of skill, service, safety and professionalism at every job they do.

If you’re having issues with your flat roof – contact Claw Roofing Specialists today!


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