A WELL-DESIGNED AND PROFESSIONALLY INSTALLED ROOF KEEPS YOUR EMPLOYEES, CUSTOMERS, EQUIPMENT AND INVENTORY SAFE FROM THE WEATHER.
A flat roof is a roof that is level or almost level. Despite being called “flat roofing,” this type of roof is almost always laid to a fall to allow rainwater to run off from the lower side. Flat roofs are a popular design option, even though they are not entirely suitable for environments, like ours in Charleston, that are susceptible to hurricanes and salt spray from the ocean.
Flat roofing can be a functional roof design, however, especially in the dryer areas of the United States. This design has several benefits:
- Ample aesthetic appeal
- A suitable design for commercial and industrial applications
- Many types of flat roofing available
Like sloped roofs, flat roofs play a crucial role as a structural element. Flat roofing delivers the following functions:
- Indoor temperature regulation
- Protecting the building from harsh elements
- Contributes to the structural integrity of the property
If a flat roof is in a sound condition, it can increase the value of your property significantly.
At CMS Roofing, we offer a wide range of flat roofing services to property owners in South Carolina, including installation, repair, and routine maintenance services. Whether you have a flat roof in need of maintenance or repair or want to install one, we can help.
Flat Roof Types
Metal and, more specifically, aluminum are standard materials for flat roof types. Metal has specific characteristics that make it a suitable option for flat roofing including:
- reflect the sun’s rays
- keep interiors cool and energy costs low
- can last for thirty years or longer
Membranes for Flat Roofing
Rubber or polymer roofing options include Neoprene, PVC, and Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM). Of all the membrane options, EPDM is the most popular, especially when it comes to residential roofing.
EPDM is affordable, durable, and completely waterproof. Additionally, it is incredibly easy to install, which lowers initial costs. EPDM consists of a synthetic rubber that is made from recycled materials and is also one of the most environmentally-friendly flat roofing options available to property owners.
Installation of EPDM involves seaming the membrane to the roof. We sometimes apply the membrane with a spray to limit the risk of water infiltration and moisture damage.
Built-up Roofing, or BUR, is a conventional float-roofing option that has been around for sixty years. BUR is a viable roofing option that consists of many layers of tar and gravel. Since this type of flat roofing has many layers, it is one of the sturdiest flat roofing options available. The drawback of this flat-roofing type is that it is incredibly dense, and your building may require additional structural support to accommodate the weight.
Installation of BUR should always be carried out by a professional roofing contractor, and the property should be emptied and vacated before the start of an installation project.
Modified bitumen (MBR) is roofing material that is rolled out over a flat roof and fastened with a blowtorch. There are no seams between the layers, and as a roofing material, it is useful to protect the roof against harsh elements and moisture.
Since installation requires the use of a blowtorch, it should be carried out by a professional contractor.
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Flat Roofing Needs in Charleston
CMS Roofing is certified as a Master Elite roofing contractor by GAF, one of the leading manufacturers of roofing materials in the country. If you want to ensure that your flat roof is installed correctly and expertly maintained, contact us today for a free estimate.
Whether you need small repairs to the roof of your family home, or a full replacement of your commercial roofing system, CMS Roofing is your best choice in roofing and roof repair.
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Thanks to all at CMS for being one of the best companies I have dealt with over 30 years of maintaining rental properties and residences.
Thanks so much for the great work your crew did on our roof last week. We have a “dead valley” in our roof and piled debris and incorrect flashing and tie in from the original builder left us with a looming problem. We knew it would leak eventually, but now the roof is fixed and we have peace of mind.
Excellent job, per normal expectations. Took some time to fully complete, but we are still very happy and satisfied, once again.
Guy E. Emory II
I want to thank you and your employees for a job well done. I had called four different companies the day I called you. One company called me back in 4 days, another called back in 7 days and the third never did call back. Your estimator was at my house the next day as promised. When the crew showed up to do the work they were on time as promised.