Flat Roofing Contractors in Raleigh, NC and Beyond
In the Greater Raleigh region and around the country, flat roofing is gaining popularity as more modern housing developments are using designs that feature flat roofing systems. Flat roofs are a fantastic way to save money and provide just as many advantages as traditional pitched roofing.
Cavalry Roofing is one of the leading local companies providing installation and related services for flat roofing projects. Our staff can help you determine if a flat roof is a good choice for your home and provide all the information you need to support your decision. Here’s a quick overview of the key aspects of flat roofs.
What is flat roofing?
Everyone knows what a flat roof looks like. What makes flat roofs different from traditional pitched roofs is the materials used to construct them. There are three main types of flat roofing including:
Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) – a single-ply, white membrane used in residential and commercial roofing.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) – Also a single-ply, white membrane used in residential and commercial roofing.
Ethylene propylene diene terpolymner (EPDM) – is a synthetic rubber black membrane commonly used in commercial and medical facilities.
What are the benefits of a flat roof?
Flat roofs used in residential construction save money because materials are less expensive because flat roofs take up less space they don’t require as much time or material to complete. Compared to pitched roofs, flat roofs are also better suited for installing solar panels. A flat roof allows you to optimize the angles to get the most out of the sun and maximize the output of the panels. A popular use of a flat roof is to convert it into additional outdoor space for anything from setting up a barbeque to cultivating a rooftop garden.
Is a flat roof the right choice for my home?
Installing a flat roof is economical because it can be completed quickly and material costs are lower than a pitched roof. Despite their unwarranted reputation for maintenance issues, if a flat roof is installed correctly and gets regular maintenance and inspections it’s just as reliable as a pitched roof. They also give you more options for usable space and the potential for cost savings from the use of solar panels.
If you’re in the Greater Raleigh area and are interested in installing a flat roof, or need an inspection, repair, or a better drainage solution on an existing flat roof, Cavalry Roofing has the experienced crew and high-quality materials to get the job done. Contact us today to talk about the best roofing options for your home and to schedule a free estimate.