Time for a new flat roof?
Flat roofs have become very advanced over the last several years. Torch downs are a thing of the past!
Better Flat Roofing
This has proven to be a highly valuable option that empowers us to extend the life of roof systems by many years. It is highly cost effective.
Also known as torch-down, thankfully adhesives have advanced enough that we no longer need a torch to install it. Torch-down isn't always covered by the insurance companies, given the risk of burning the place down.
TPO thermoplastic polyolefin comes in thicknesses measured in mil ranging from about 50 mil to about 90 mil. It is cost effective and carries significant advantages over other flat roof types.
BUR (built up roofing) is very heavy and expensive to install. As you can see from the diagram above, it is composed of many layers that vary depanding upon the application. Ever been in a tall building and looked down on other buildings that had gravel covering the roof? That was a built up roofing system.