While most residential homes have that steep, shingled roof we’ve all come to recognize, a commercial roofing style is becoming more and more popular with homeowners: the flat roof.
What is a Flat Roof?
When roofers talk about a flat roof, what they’re referring to is a roof with a very low pitch or slope, meaning there’s not much difference between the highest and lowest points on the roof surface.
Five Star Home Improvement, Cedar Rapids IA’s trusted roofing company, has the flat roofing solutions for Iowa property owners, including EPDM, TPO, and PVC roofing membranes.
Flat Roofing Types & Their Advantages
Rubber or EPDM Roofing
While there are many types of rubber roofing sheets, EPDM roofing membrane is made from a specific kind of rubberized plastic known as ethylene propylene diene monomer.
- Cheaper to install
Thermoplastic or TPO Roofing
TPO roofing membranes are made from Thermoplastic Polyolefin, and it is made with a white upper coating that reflects sunlight.
- Highly fire resistant
- Energy efficient
- Easy to repair
PVC Roofing Membrane
PVC roofing is made from the vinyl plastic everybody knows, only in a thin sheet form for flat roofs that is attached to the roof decking with melting or screws.
- Design versatility
- Long lifespan
- Seamless waterproofing
Five Star Home Improvement: Flat Roofing Experts in Cedar Rapids IA
Five Star Home Improvement LLC, Cedar Rapids IA’s flat roof experts, have the widest variety of flat roofing materials on the market today.
Contact us for a free roof inspection and consultation about your flat roofing needs!