Flat roofs have become increasingly popular in modern architecture throughout the country due to their clean lines, contemporary appeal, and the efficient use of space. Home and business owners have several roofing options to choose from, all of which can be installed, repaired, or replaced by Ascend Roofing LTD quickly and efficiently.
Flat roofs, as the name suggests, have a nearly horizontal surface, typically with a slight pitch to allow water drainage. They are common in commercial buildings, modern homes, and extensions. However, like any roofing type, flat roofs can encounter various issues over time. Identifying these common problems early on can prevent significant damage and expensive repairs.
Felt roofing is a standard form of flat roofing which involves applying a waterproofing adhesive to the roof which will then be attached to a large piece of felt, applying heat with a torch to affix the structure and form an impregnable structure which will ensure longevity for years to come.
Liquid Membrane Roofing
Liquid membrane roofing is a flexible and waterproof roofing solution often used on flat roofs, and as the leading provider of liquid membrane solutions, our liquid membrane roofs come with a forty year guarantee.
Liquid Membrane provides seamless coverage, making it an excellent option for roofs with irregular shapes and elevations.
The process involves applying a liquid-based coating onto the roof's surface, creating a seamless and impermeable barrier. This coating forms a monolithic layer that adheres tightly to the substrate, providing excellent protection against water infiltration.
The liquid membrane is typically made of synthetic resins, such as polyurethane, acrylic, or silicone. When applied to the roof, it cures into a flexible, rubber-like membrane that expands and contracts with temperature changes without cracking or peeling. This ability to accommodate thermal movements makes it highly durable and long-lasting.
Flat Roofers FAQs
How long does a liquid membrane roof last?
With proper maintenance, a liquid membrane roof can last for over 20 years or more. Regular inspections and timely repairs will help extend its lifetime.
Can liquid membrane roofing be installed over an existing roof?
In some cases, liquid membrane roofing can be applied over certain existing roofs after proper preparation. Please get in touch with Ascend Roofing to learn more about our liquid membrane roofing options.
Is felt roofing suitable for housing near the coast?
Yes. Felt roofing can be applied to any property, in any location.