When it comes to roofing companies in Raleigh, NC, Housetop Roofing can’t be beat. We make sure that your roof is done right by hand nailing all of the shingles, only using in-house employees, and having a foreman on site. We don’t stop there with our quality work: We also offer a number of home improvement services, where we provide the same quality service.
At Housetop Roofing, we specialize in roof installation and repair. While A-frame roofs are the most common type of roof, we also install and repair flat roofs. First of all, it’s important to note that there are different types of flat roofs. The 3 most common types of Built-up roofs (BUR), Modified Bitumen roofs, and Rubber Membrane roofs. Each of these types of flat roofs come with their own pros and cons.
BURs are the most traditional type of flat roofing. They are made up of alternating layers of waterproof material and layers of tar covered in small, fine stones. Some of the pros of BURs include that it’s fire resistant and that it’s typically the cheapest type of flat roof. Some of the cons of BURs are that these types of roofs can be heavy and require extra materials to strengthen your home’s joists.
Modified Bitumen roofs are single ply roofs, made up of an adhesive that can be peeled and stuck to the roofing structure. The single layer and its peel-and-stick nature make it easy to install and more lightweight than BURs. However, because it is thinner than BURs, it is also less durable.
Rubber Membrane roofs are made with a single-ply layer of a rubber called ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM). These roofs are lightweight like Modified Bitumen roofs, but more durable; they are also fairly easy to patch and repair. However, it is typically the most expensive option, and its black color can raise the cost of your energy bills.
Each of the 3 common types of flat roofs has both its advantages and disadvantages. If you’re interested in getting a flat roof, but you’re not sure which type of roof is best for your home, feel free to give us a call at Housetop Roofing in Raleigh, NC. We are happy to answer all of your questions as well as give you a free and accurate estimate.