Getting Your Low Slope Roof with Your Professional Roofing Contractor
We at the Energy Roofing Companies takes pride in our work, that’s why we’ve gathered and trained some of the best roofing professionals in Florida to make sure that every project we do for our clients and partners are the best they can be. For us at Energy Roofing, quality and professional service is our primary tool to getting customer satisfaction.
As proof of our drive, we have partners with many of the country’s leading construction and roofing material manufacturers such as GAF, Duro-last, and Firestone who have given us various certifications and recognition. These are testament of the trust they have given to us that we will bring out the best in their quality products in providing great solutions to whatever construction and roofing needs you may have for your home or business.
That’s why the Better Businesses Bureau gave us an A+ rating; from the many satisfied customers who are happy with our work.
One of the services we offer to Gainesville, Lake City, and the surrounding communities in Florida is installing, repairing, and maintaining low slope roofs.
Why Have One?
Low slope roofs are roofs that have a 20-degree incline or less. They are usually covered with material, typically membranes, that are not only best suited against the elements, but have excellent waterproofing properties as well.
There are several advantages at having a low slope roof.
They require less material that steep slope roofs. It’s basic math: the straighter the line, the less its length. This means that since there is less incline in a low slope roof, you’ll need less construction material to make it. This in turn translates into less expenses in building and upkeep.
They provide additional space. Because if its low incline, a low slope roof can be a place where you can keep things for storage.
They can be converted into an additional building story. If ever you decide to expand your home or building, it can be more easily done on a low slope roof than on a steep one. You won’t need to remove a lot of your home’s structure, therefore less chance of things messing up in the process. This adds up to less expenses in material, time, and manhours.
New fixtures can be easily installed. Because of the ease of access a low slope roof afford, it can be easy for you to add new features to your home’s roof. Things such as solar panels and even a rooftop porch or garden; otherwise extremely difficult or downright almost impossible to have in a steep sloped roof, are a breeze to add to your home.
What Kind is Best For You?
There are several types of low slope roofs for you to choose from: each one specially suited for particular needs and conditions. In deciding which one you’d like for your home, we at Energy Roofers will be more than happy to help you out with our consultants providing you with the technical knowledge you’ll need to reach your decision.
Single-ply membranes are waterproof sheet membranes that are spread out over the roof and come in two types. Thermoplastic membranes become soft when heated and hard when cool, making them easy to adjust and preventing them from becoming extremely warped because of changing weather. Thermoset membranes are also heated in place, but they retain their new form as they cool. In any case, both types will also have an underlayer installed beforehand.
Fluid applied roofing involves painting or spraying your already present roof with chemicals that, when set, forms a continuous, singular layer of waterproof membrane over your roof. this extends your otherwise old roof’s life and seals any leaks and other imperfections from further damage. Another advantage to this system is its low cost and ease of installation.
Built Up Roof Membrane
Commonly called tar and gravel roofs, Built Up Roof Membranes (BURs) are usually made up of several alternating layers of asphalt and ply sheets that provide strength to your roof as well as protection from rain and water. The ply sheets, commonly made from fiberglass or mats made from organic fibers and materials. They are then coated with a layer of asphalt; with the procedure repeated at least two times. The topmost layer is a mineral coating: gravel, slag, or other ground up mineral; coated again with asphalt.
Metal roofs can also be used for low slope roofs. In a low slope application, once again, underlayers of felt paper are laid out the base. The underlayer will serve as a secondary barrier against water in case it manages to seep through the roof. Vaper retarders are set up over it to prevent condensation from forming between the roof and the underlayer. Finally, the metal panels are put up to serve as your home’s primary protection against the elements.
Polymer Modified Bitumen Sheet
Polymer modified bitumen/modified bitumen (MB) are also called rubber roofs because of their texture. It is similar to BURs in that they are made from alternating layers of felt and asphalt. The difference is that MBs are already impregnated with asphalt from the get-go while the asphalt it BURs are applied on the felt after being installed on the building.
Helping Homeowners with Their Low Slope Roof
We at Energy Roofers will be glad to help you with your low slope needs. Our team of professional roofers can handle and complete whatever roofing project you may have in no time and without unnecessary costs. Because we build our business with your trust and satisfaction, we guarantee that the service you’ll get from Energy Roofing will be nothing but top-notch.
To avail of our committed service, ring us up at 855-766-3852. You can also come and see us at our offices at 507 NW 60th Street, Suite-C, Gainesville, FL 32607 or 10153 W US Hwy 90, Lake City, FL, 32055. Or Schedule a free visit and consultation.