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. This roofing style can be encouraged for projects that are leaning toward sheeting instead of shingles as their coverage material of choice, especially if their desired slope is below 8.5 degrees. Like any project, this design comes with its own benefits and a list of recommendations to expand its lifespan.
Low-Slope Roof Benefits
One of the primary benefits of a TPO low-sloping roofing system is the insulation properties. 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.
Low-Slope Roof Installation
Whether it’s residential roofing or commercial roofing, choosing a low-slope system for your new roof can be incredibly cost-effective, as fewer materials are required 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-Slope Roof Maintenance
Low slopes require attention more frequently, 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 acting to take care of ponding or snow build up 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.
Contact Unified Roofing for Reliable Low-Slope Roof Installation and Repair
The roof over your family’s head is a necessity and a valuable part of your home investment. Don’t leave its installation, inspection, or maintenance to just anyone. Unified Roofing is a residential and commercial contractor, and we’re certified to install all types of roofing materials and system designs. We offer a range of services to give you a roof you can rely on for years to come.
With our vast experience and quality customer service, we strive to make sure you’re satisfied with our professional work. We proudly serve many cities across Southern, Northern, and Central Utah, from St. George to Salt Lake City. Contact Unified Roofing for a free quote for your new low slope roof system installation or repair project today!