The material you’ll choose for your flat roof will affect the efficiency, durability and longevity of your system. Consult with your contractor and also do your own research about the best choices for your roofing system. At Affordable Roof Care, you can count on our roofers to help you pick the most suitable material for your roof.
In this post, we discuss some of the most sustainable material options for flat roofing systems.
Built-Up Roofing (BUR)
Built-up roofing is a combination of tar and gravel. It requires multiple layers, which can take time to apply. However, once the layers are set on the roof, they create a watertight seal that eliminates leaks. This is why BUR is ideal for wet regions. Other benefits of this material are that it’s eco-friendly and very fire resistant.
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)
EPDM is one of the most popular options for flat roofs. It resists both fresh water and saltwater, meaning it works well for any region, even in humid areas. Your roof installation contractor can lay EPDM as a single sheet, saving labor costs and time. Manufacturers use recycled rubber to create EPDM, making it highly sustainable.
Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) Fiberglass
GRP is made up of strands of glass that are bonded to create fiberglass layers. It’s easy to install since it’s a lightweight material. You don’t have to worry about roof leaks due to lack of seams, welds and joints. You can have the topcoat of this material painted to complement the color of your exterior. It’s also extremely durable and suitable for small roofs.
Turn to Affordable Roof Care for your commercial and residential roofing needs. We specialize in roof repair, replacement and maintenance. Call us at (360) 639-4339 or complete our online form to get a free quote. We serve clients in Port Orchard and Bremerton, WA.