Flat Roofs

Are you considering adding a flat roof to your property from M&G Seamless Gutters and Roofing in Rochester, NY? When making the decision about your flat roof, the first choice to make is whether you want Single-Ply Membrane Roofing, Built-Up Roofing, or Modified Bitumen Roofing. These are the three most common types of flat roofs, and have their own benefits and drawbacks.

1. Single-Ply Membrane roofing

This type of flat roof is made from recycled rubber materials, lasts 30-50 years and is the most common for residential spaces. Leaks are very rare for this type of roofing, but in the event there is a leak, they are easy to repair. Single-Ply Membrane roofing must be installed by a contractor like M&G Seamless Gutter and Roofing who knows how to properly install that roofing system.

2. Built-Up Roofing

This roofing style is made from tar and gravel to make a watertight roof. This type of roofing lasts about 10-15 years, but is not recommended for residential buildings because of the higher price and the orders from the tar and gravel. This biggest drawback is that Built-Up Roofing is not flexible in the cold and susceptible to damage from wind and moisture.

3. Modified Bitumen Roofing

This style of roofing is a low cost and less complex option to the Built-Up Roofing method. It’s beneficial that there are several different method available to apply the roof. Although a drawback that could come from this is that certain safety precautions may need to be taken if the application method requires an open flame.

The reliable professionals at M&G Seamless Gutters and Roofing in Rochester, NY can help you decide which type of flat roof is right for your property.

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