PVC membrane roofing
Just like TPO, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a single-ply white membrane that has become a popular option for commercial facilities. PVC also resembles TPO in its chemical formulation, and the installation process is very similar.
The primary differences between PVC and TPO are that PVC is a more flexible material and it has been in use longer than TPO. PVC flat roofing systems usually last about 25 years.
Standing seam metal roof
A standing seam metal roof system is essentially a group of metal panels that are connected at the seams. This setup ensures that the metal panels can move easily during thermal expansion.
A standing seam metal roofing system is a great option for flat roofs. Furthermore, it comes with more color options and is longer-lasting.
Properly installed metal roofing systems typically last 30 years or longer. In some cases, they can even last 50 years. It should be noted that these benefits are what make this approach more expensive than the aforementioned options.
Are flat roofs less aesthetically pleasing than pitched roofs?
Ultimately, this is subjective as everyone has their own preferences for the look of their roof. Generally speaking, when roof space is used with aesthetics in mind, a flat roof can be very visually appealing. Clients who create a roof garden or terrace, for instance, find that their roof is one of the most positive features of the entire facility.
How often do flat roofs need to be inspected?
Roof inspections on flat roofs should be conducted twice a year, preferably in March and November. This will allow for a better understanding of the roof’s status in different weather conditions. It is a good idea to inspect it following heavy rain or snow.
Can my business stay open while the roof is being worked on?
Generally speaking, businesses can remain open while repairs are taking place. Under certain circumstances, this even applies to a full roof replacement. This is especially true if the roof is being redecked, leaving the old membrane in place. Businesses can stay running, as the membrane protects customers from being exposed to elements in the roof.
Why choose LOA Construction?
At LOA Construction, we let our work speak for itself. We value integrity above all else and inform our customers if they don’t need roof repair. We offer comprehensive consultations to our clients that make them well-informed before making a decision on their home.
We believe that doing right by our customers is the only way to have a healthy, long-standing business. The good rapport we have created with our clientele over the years is the result of our honesty and commitment to excellent service. Call us today to schedule a consultation for flat roof repair or installation in Austin, TX.
Whether you have recent storm damage, a leak, are designing your dream home, or are looking to add value to your current property, contact us at 254-434-3363 to get your free in-home consultation and estimate.