At Niagara Roof Masters, we are dedicated to offering the best quality of service that surpasses the expectations of our clients. Whether you need a flat roof installation or replacement, we’ve got you covered. Here is a detailed explanation of the flat roofing process.
Removing the Old Roof
The first step in the flat roof replacement process is the removal of the old roof. Our in-house roofing team has the experience and equipment to safely and efficiently tear through every level of your old flat roof. Keep in mind that the removal process varies depending on the roofing material. Overall, the process involves the removal of the roofing membrane, metal drip edge, foam board insulation, and roof decking. While we try to recycle as much as we can, some of the components must be disposed of.
Evaluate for Damage and Handle Repairs
To guarantee lasting results, our flat roof installation process starts with decking inspection and repairs. We will repair any damaged or rotted decking. Any issue with standing water may require the removal of everything in that area. The goal is to ensure the old damages don’t recur once the new roof is installed.
Attach the New Flat Roof
Several steps are involved in flat roofing. The first step is to take measurements of the roof in order to purchase the right roofing material size.
Inspection of the Insulation
Our team will then scrutinize the insulation to determine whether you need new insulation or if the old one can be reused. Unless it is severely damaged or is too old, your old insulation can be reused in many cases. It is also important to note that not all flat roofing systems require insulation. We will let you know if the plenum between your ceiling and roof deck will be a sufficient buffer.
Base Sheet Installation
We will install an underlayment layer to guarantee leaks never get to the insulation and the decking layers. The base sheet serves as a water barrier that keeps the lower layers dry. The underlayment further offers fire protection.
Drip Edge Replacement
The drip edge is what directs water into the drains. It keeps the vulnerable areas free from water damage. Our team will custom-form the drip edge to fit your roof perfectly. The drip edge will be attached on top of the underlayment.
The torch-down asphalt layer is what will seal the roof. It covers the drip edge. During the installation, our team uses propane torches to melt the rubber layer under the asphalt membrane so that it seals the underlayment tightly. Care is taken when working around the chimneys, vents, and skylights, as these are hotspots for leaks and damage.
Silicon Coating and Sealant
While it is optional, we recommend adding a silicon top coat over the torch-down membrane. The coat adds an extra layer of waterproofing as well as the benefit of UV reflection, which keeps the roof cooler.
The flat roof installation process requires an experienced team to do well. We guarantee excellent work.
Why Flat Roofing?
Many commercial buildings have flat roofs or nearly flat roofs. The key benefits of flat roofing for commercial buildings include versatility, ease of maintenance, and considerably more energy efficiency compared to sloped roofs. So, why do commercial buildings have flat roofs? Here are the top reasons why it’s a good investment.
Flat Roofs Are Cost Effective
Compared to sloped roofs, flat roofs cost less to install and repair because of their less surface area that uses less material. Workers can also walk on them safely.
Flat roofs allow for the installation of air conditioning units on the roof. This not only keeps the HVAC units safe but also reduces the cost of pushing cold air upwards. The flat roof can further be turned into a storage space or a rooftop garden. They are perfect for solar panels too.
Why do modern houses have flat roofs? Here are other reasons:
- High resistance to strong winds
- Easy to access and inspect for damages
- Easy to clean
- Energy efficient because they don’t trap unwanted warm air
For any flat roofing services, call us for a quick consultation.
Other Flat Roofing Services
We are fully committed to being a one-stop shop for all your roofing needs. That is why in addition to flat roof repair and the supply of flat roof materials, we offer other roofing services to meet all your needs.
Siding Installation and Repair Services
If you need help installing new siding, we are happy to help. We are a team of experts with lots of experience installing all types of siding. We will work with you to choose the option that is best for you in terms of design and material. If replacements or repairs are needed, we will perform a thorough inspection to help you decide the best alternative.
While it is a big investment, installing sidings will add value to your property and make it energy efficient. We are happy to work with you every step of the way, from choosing a flat roof material to completing siding installation.
Soffit Installation and Repair Services
In addition to enhancing aesthetic appeal, the soffit guarantees the upper house fixtures maintain their structural integrity. This is achieved by promoting air circulation and preventing excessive moisture buildup. The soffit also keeps pests out.
Our in-house experts use the latest equipment to inspect and offer any type of soffit service that is needed. Get in touch with us now to find out more.
Skylight Installation Services
If you are wondering “why a flat roof?”, the answer is skylights. When you need a skylight installation, replacement or repair in Niagara, we are your go-to team. Our expertise enables us to install skylights that not only let in natural light but also reduce energy costs while improving the psychological and physiological well-being of our clients. Our skylights have no glares, capture sunlight at low angles, and diffuse light to a broader area. Call us for a free estimate.