FLAT ROOFS HAVETONS OF BENEFITS!
Flat roofs have tons of benefits! If you are living in a home with a flat roof, you almost never have to worry about HUGE roofing repair and replacement costs as you might with steep slope roofs like shingles. But you will need some maintenance! Read on to see how Umbrella Roof is the solution for long term and confidence in your home’s roof.
FLAT ROOF BENEFITS
BUT, when you have a NEW FLAT ROOF INSTALLED BY UMBRELLA ROOF – we handle all the maintenance for you with our Umbrella Coverage option. Including 3 maintenance visits over the course of your 10 year warranty.
During the install every 3 foot roll of rubber must be torched down onto the decking below, and also torched to create a welded seam to the roll next to it. This process continues across the roof, so that the entire surface becomes one solid welded together system, where rain cannot penetrate.
Umbrella Roof installers are real master installers, every square inch of rubber material, every seam, every penetration and all edges will be tightly welded together for a permanent bonded system,
Lesser roofing companies may be inpatient or inexperienced with torching the rubber down, as it does take time and patience to properly apply the material. This will lead to small gaps or opening in the rubber seams, edges or penetrations not tightly flashed and/or cemented – and other common erroneous roof applications. This is unacceptable.
but there’s a catch! They require routine maintenance such as coatings and applying new roof cement and fabric to edges and penetrations. Additionally, homeowners with flat roofs must ensure their gutters and downspouts stay free from debris!
Flat roof cost will depend on a few things. First the size of the area needing new roofing. Second, will this be a “re-roof” in which your contractor will install your new roof material on your existing material. A total roof replacement will require ripping the old roof off down to the decking and starting with all new underlayment from there. Clearly this translates to a much larger installation cost, and may require structural repair of the framing or decking.
Generally, unless you have damaged or soft or deteriorated decking or framing, your contractor can go over one layer of existing material. But cannot go more than two layers. So talk to your contractor! Make sure you’re getting the proper installation for your scenario.
Other than the size of the roof, and condition of the structure, Things like eaves boxes, skylights, flashing, soffit, mansard roofs etc. can make the cost of your estimate fluctuate. All these things will come into account for estimating your job,
Generally speaking, a basic flat roof install will run between $3500 for a very small and simple roof – and up to $36.000 or more for larger roof requiring much more labor and material. Hopefully that will help you shed some light on the process, what to expect and what it costs!