Contrary to traditional houses with steep slope roofs, these flat, weatherproof roofs feature a low slope or degree of incline. Typical of schools, stores, and warehouses, these roofs are generally flat enough to walk on and can be utilized as outdoor space. We recommend this roofing style for projects that are leaning toward sheeting instead of shingles, especially if you want a slope of 8.5 degrees or less. Like any roofing project, this design comes with several benefits and ways to expand its lifespan.
One of the primary benefits of a TPO low-sloping roofing system is its insulation. When you have high-sloped ceilings and roofs, more air is trapped in the building, making it more challenging to regulate the building’s overall temperature. With low-sloped roofs, that space is limited, so it’s easier for the home or commercial building to remain at a comfortable temperature. The other key feature is the added space that you get with a low-sloped roof. When safe access is available, you can turn the roof into a high-ground patio space or a rooftop garden. It also creates a friendlier installation space for large electronics, immense holiday decorations, or solar panels.
Whether it’s residential roofing or commercial roofing, choosing a low-slope system for your new roof can be incredibly cost-effective because you need fewer materials to build it. This benefit may also allow you to choose higher-quality coverage materials for the completed project, increasing the roof’s quality even further. Choosing the right roofing contractors to perform the installation is also imperative to minimize the risk of cracking later.
Low slopes require more frequent attention due to the increased risk of ice and water sitting on its surface longer than a roof with a higher slope. This wears on the roof over time, so taking care of ponding or snow buildup right away will help keep your roof in the best condition. Blistering is also a condition to look out for, which happens when water vapor gets trapped under the roofing material and expands under it with high temperatures. Paying attention to this roof style will pay off, and the flat surface creates safer repair conditions for a roof repair company to do their job.
No matter if you’re looking to install a low-slope roof over your home or business, Unified Roofing is up to the task. With our 20 years of experience, our roofing company can efficiently install your low-sloped roof. If you already have a low-slope roof that needs repairs, you can depend on us for high-quality roofing repairs. Contact us today for a free estimate or to schedule an appointment with us.