How does a flat roof drain water?

Your roof is slightly sloped to allow for the natural drain of water.  Small pools may be present after a snow melt or rainstorm but will evaporate.  However, if there are standing pools after several days it is time to call and have your roof assessed to mitigate potential damages.

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Does a flat roof require maintenance?

Yes. We recommend routine checks with the season changes of the roof membrane, flashing, caulking and sealant to make sure they are functioning properly.  Checking your roof after a big storm or change of season is also recommended.

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How long does it take to install a new roof?

This depends on the size and scope of your roof.  If there are numerous air conditioning units on the roof or other mechanicals we need to work around.  Also the type of roof you wish to install plays a factor. On our consultation, we can give you a better idea of how long it will take based on your circumstances.

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Can a flat roof be installed in the winter?

Due to the nature of the product and the use of adhesives, primers and cleaners we always revert to the manufacturers' guidelines on best temperatures to install.  In most cases, these materials should not be allowed to freeze during installation.

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What is EPDM?

EPDM is commonly known as a rubber roof. It has been one of the most common flat roofs one installed since the 1980’s.  Resembling an inner tube, this durable material is engineered to resist sun damage. It is relatively light, yet resistant to scuffs, tears, and leaks.  It is also easy to patch. Available in black or light-reflecting white. Today’s low VOC primers and glues work well and are environmentally safe. Many come with ready-made details like internal and external corners, through-roof pipe flashings, cable, and skylight flashings.  These ready-made details are designed to be bonded to the main sheet Read More >

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What is TPO?

Introduced in the 1990’s TPO/PVC is a single-ply roofing membrane that chemically bonds ethylene, propylene, and rubber along with other filler materials.  They are available in light gray, white and black. The light gray or white colors are used in flat roofing today because it is cool due to its solar reflective qualities.  When considering a solar panel installation, the TPO/PVC is a great choice because it increases the efficiency of photovoltaic cells. For durability they feature welded seams. If you are looking for an environmentally friendly solution with long term energy savings – this may be the roof for Read More >

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