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A flat roof can be a distinctive part of any home, but it’s unfortunately difficult sometimes for flat roofs to shed water. Because they don’t have gravity on their side like slanted roofs, you’ll often need a roofing material that can help your roof shed water more easily, and you may need to another system installed as well. The professionals at Charleston Roofing and Exteriors, LLC can help you decide on the best materials and systems for your flat roof, and we’ll make sure your Charleston home’s roofing is always functional and in the best condition possible.
New roofing materials are becoming available for flat roofs, and although they might cost more upfront, they’ll also save you a significant amount on repairs down the line.
Our flat roof services include:
Traditional hot-tar-and-gravel roofing is built from three or more piles of waterproof material, which is alternated with hot tar and a layer of smooth stone. It used to be common to use tar paper to create these kinds of roofs, but it is now more common to use more advanced materials like fiberglass membranes.
The gravel and stone used is a great to make your roofing fire resistant. It’s also attractive, which can be a major benefit if any windows overlook your roofing, and it’s the cheapest variety of flat roofs. On the other hand, it’s very heavy and can be difficult and messy to install.
The professionals at Charleston Roofing and Exteriors, LLC do not recommend that this material is used for any Charleston home that’s currently occupied.
EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) is an extremely durable rubber material that can be used for flat roofing. It’s also very resistant to sunlight and other potentially damaging elements.
However, EPDM is more vulnerable to punctures, and it will cost more upfront than other materials. The standard black colored versions of EPDM will cost less than lighter colored versions.