There are many different kinds of roofing systems on the market today. The buyer who is looking for a roof for a new residential home or commercial building or to replace an existing roof has a lot of choices available that differ in price, materials, the look of the roof, and the method of installation.
Asphalt is a traditional roofing material that is perfect for use with a flat roof. It is also known in the industry as tarmac and its qualities of durability and weatherproofing make it an excellent and cost effective choice for a roofing system. Asphalt is generally applied to a roof in a liquid form which means that it will effectively cover minute cracks or flaws in the surface of the roof.
After it is dry an asphalt roof provides exceptional protection from water and weather. The fact that it is put on as a liquid also means the surface of a flat asphalt roof is uniformly smooth and even in tone. In addition, asphalt can be installed very quickly with onsite installation which can be helpful if you are in the middle of a building construction and other trades need to get into to start their work.
New forms of asphalt include mastic asphalt, and coloured asphalt which can add a decorative element to a building. An asphalt roof that is installed properly should remain trouble free for years and be resistant to both water damage and the growth of algae.
High performance felt roofing
Another type of roofing which is installed onsite is high performance felt roofing. With a felt roof the materials are made from top quality felts made with either elastomeric or polyester material. The application of felt requires several layers of the felting material which is applied with hot bitumen or with torches. A felt roofing system is a kind of built up roof known in the industry as a BUR roofing system. Traditionally BUR roofs were made using hot tar which was alternated with waterproof sheeting material. A felt BUR roof is economical and is great for us with a shed or garage or home roofing. Roof Control employs highly trained NVQ felt fixers who know their business. High performance felt roofing systems come with comprehensive guarantees for up to twenty years.
EPDM rubber roofing
EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene monomer which is a single ply rubber membrane which is used for roofing. This type of roofing is installed with either glue or fasteners. When installed it is resistant to sunlight damage, water damage and tears. And if an EPDM roof does get damaged it is easy to repair. A stone covering can be added to the roof material.
Kemper liquid membrane roofing
Roof Control offers a liquid membrane roofing system called Kemperol V210 made by Kemper. This liquid membrane roofing material is made from polyester and when installed it is remarkably strong and resistant to tears or cracks. Using a Kemper liquid membrane roofing system provides a seamless appearance to the roof which forms a waterproof and weatherproof barrier for your home or commercial building.
Call for an appointment today to meet with the flat roofing experts at Roof Control to discuss which type of roofing system best meets your requirements.