Houston Shingle Roofing
Flat roofs are great for maximizing the amount of usable space both above and below the roof. They also make for a modern and stylish addition to any building. For top quality roofing systems, contact the professional Houston roofing contractors at Precision Roof Crafters. We provide flat roof systems for residential and commercial clients throughout Houston, Texas and the surrounding areas.
Selecting Flat Roofing Materials
The most important thing to know about a flat roof is that it’s not actually flat. To prevent water from pooling and eventually invading the home, flat roofs are always built on a slight incline—at least 1/8 inch per foot. Many slope in several directions, like squashed hip roofs, toward gutters or scupper holes that connect to downspouts. Because they do not have big slopes, rainwater does not automatically run down the roof and drain off. It is absolutely vital that the right flat roof systems are chosen for your specific roof. Flat roof systems are more than just the roof cover.
Single-Ply Roof Systems
Thermoplastic polyolefin, or TPO, is the fastest-growing segment of the flat roofing industry. Fueling this growth is the increased use of TPO in southern climates, where reflective, energy-efficient and cool roof products are becoming the norm. TPO membranes are ENERGY STAR®-rated and Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC)-certified, and have been directly attributed to a reduction in a building’s energy use and cooling costs. TPO also offers excellent resistance to rooftop chemicals, including acids, oils and greases.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a membrane that has been performing admirably for decades in the European market and in North America. Another option for reflective roofing, PVC membranes are ENERGY STAR®-rated and CRRC-certified, offering building owners the potential for decreased cooling costs.
EPDM has a 45-year track record of proven performance and provides low maintenance and excellent weathering characteristics that make it the ideal roofing option for most northern climates. White EPDM and ballasted assemblies are ideal for southern climates, where the demand for cooling is greater than heating and where reflectivity is a benefit. EPDM roof systems offer an easy installation and require no special tools or complex equipment.
Built-Up Roof Systems
Built-up roof (BUR) are roofing assemblies composed of alternating layers of asphalt coated reinforced sheets and asphalt. The reflectivity of BUR depends on the color of the surface layer. BUR surfacing options are aggregate, smooth, mineral cap and protective coating.
Modified Bitumen roofs are roofing assemblies formed with modified bituminous membranes. The modified bitumen roofing system is a hybrid built-up roof. It has the benefits of the built in redundancy of the , along with the added strength, flexibility and UV resistance of a modified membrane. Modified bitumen membranes consist of an asphalt and polymer blend which allows the asphalt to take on characteristics of the polymer. There are several surfacing option for this system which include a factory applied mineral surface, a gravel surface laid in bitumen or a liquid applied coating that is typically reflective in nature.
Our Flat Roofing Systems Include:
- TPO Single Ply
- PVC Single Ply
- EPDM Rubber Systems
- Tar and Gravel
- Modified Bitumen
Why Houston Should Hire Us for Their Flat Roofs
Precision Roof Crafters has been serving Houston and the surrounding areas with top quality roofing services since 1996. We have completed over 19,000 roofing projects with zero failures to complete – a testament to our unyielding commitment to client satisfaction.
Our experience and dedication to our clients set us apart from other roofing companies in the Houston area, and make us your top choice for residential roofing services. It has been and will always be our intention to provide all our clients with a single point of contact for all their roofing needs.