re-roofing a flat roof

Re-roofing a Flat Roof in Durban

Re-roofing a flat roof in Durban. While flat roofs may seem unconventional, they are common on homes in South Africa—or any arid zone. Because of the drier climate in these areas, architects don’t have to be concerned about water stagnating and causing roof harm. Flat roofs, on the other hand, are more likely to leak because water doesn’t roll off as it does on pitched roofs; instead, it collects until it evaporates.

Here are some warning signs that your roof is leaking

  •  Stains and water damage on the ceiling and walls
  • The paint is dripping.
  • Water dripping from somewhere other than the sink
  • Ceiling mildew or external wall mildew
  • If you have an older home or see signs of a leak, it might be time to repair your flat roof

One of the most common materials for flat roof replacement is metal. Metal, especially aluminum, is known for its toughness. In ideal conditions, flat metal roofs will last nearly 35 years. It also has the added benefit of reflecting heat from the sun, lowering energy costs. Metal roofing is usually sold in large sheets, but smaller sizes may be ordered.

Tar and gravel make up a built-up flat roof (BUR). When many people think of flat roofs, they immediately think of a built-up roof. Built-up roofs have been popular for a long time because they are both attractive and effective insulators.

Because of their multiple layers, built-up flat roofs are extremely durable. Those layers, however, make the roof extremely heavy.

Flat Modified Bitumen Roofing

A blowtorch is normally used to secure adapted bitumen to your flat roof after it has been rolled out onto your roof. Obviously, there are risks associated with the installation—especially if the roofer is inexperienced. There are modern and safer ways to mount modified bitumen, so ask your contractor about them.

For more information about re-roofing a flat roof, feel free to contact Rooftite Projects today.

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