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Roof Repair Types

The roof is one of the essential parts of a house. It’s imperative to ensure that your house has the best roofing material. The roof should be durable, and sustainable to avoid damages. Here are some roofs you could consider when carrying out repairs on your house.

Flat Roofs
Any contractor could recommend a flat roof for its aesthetic value, and convenience. Homeowners should be aware that there are several types of flat roofs before carrying out any repairs. The flat roofs also come with a 10-20-year warranty, and they can last up to 25 years so long as they are properly installed and maintained.

When carrying out a roof replacement, homeowners should consider the following flat roofs:
Felt roof
This roof includes modified bitumen technology which provides better resistance from UV damage and cracking. The felt roof is applied as a three layer system that comprises of a perforated underlay, a 2mm underlay, and a thick 4-5mm felt. These layers are enhanced with a strong polyester weave within the felt. This helps to increase the roof’s strength.

The felt roof is suitable for any size of the roof, it is highly affordable, and also damage resistant. A damaged section can be repaired by torching a new patch of felt over it. This roof offers you a variety of colors to choose from- green, purple, gray and brown; and its finish gives the roof an aesthetic appearance.

Asphalt roof
This roof incorporates modern polymer formulations and can be used in a number of tasks, including paving. It can be laid on timber, concrete, and metal. It can be laid even around curves. The asphalt roof has a durability of 40 years and above. The roof installation must be strong enough to handle the weight and is also easy and cheap to repair.

EPDM Rubber roof
Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) is a true rubber. This roofing material is durable and is designed to resist damage from sunlight. It can be mechanically moored with fasteners, glued, or ballasted with stone. Its leaks are easy to patch and is resistant to tears and scuffs.

Fiberglass GRP flat roof
If properly installed, this roof is durable for up to 20 or 25 years. It is a jointless flat roof with dedicated roof resins. Its repairs can include either a small patch or a layer bonded directly on its top. This type of roof should be installed when the weather is totally dry.

TPO Roofing
Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) is a single-ply reflective roofing membrane that is made from polymerizing together polypropylene and ethylene-propylene rubber. TPO is installed in either a mechanically attached, point-affixed or fully adhered system. This installation enables the white membrane to stay exposed over the roof’s lifespan.

In case you intend to install a single ply roofing membrane that is also energy efficient, we recommend you consider TPO roofing. The components of this roofing allow it to have great flexibility in cold climates. More so, it has the benefits of the PVC and EPDM systems and is cost effective.

The TPO’s white membrane offers great reflectivity, which enhances the roofs resistance to UV and heat. There exist numerous reasons on why you should consider a TPO roofing to be installed in your home or business premises. This type of roof can also work with solar panels, which would help reach desired levels of sustainability. TPO also happens to be 100% recyclable.

TPO can be installed on both high and low slope surfaces, and it can be heated and reshaped a number of times. Also, it happens to be flexible and highly resistant to tears, punctures and other sorts of impacts. TPO is also available in 0.045, 0.060, and 0.080 thickness.

Its flexibility enables easy and fast installation, and it does not require a lot of maintenance over its lifetime. TPO membranes come well sized, and this can help to reduce the labor costs during installation. This roofing is also quite environmental friendly because it doesn’t contain any hazardous elements.

TPO roof systems have been installed in homes and business premises for over 30 years now. The roofing has excellent aesthetic value and can be installed in a variety of homes. Some of the color options that it offers are light gray, white, and black reflective color options.


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