Flat roofing is one of the most popular roofing choices for both commercial and residential patios and lanias.
They offer a clean, contemporary look and are very easy to maintain. However, because they are so flat, they can be more prone to leaks than other types of roofs. That’s why it’s important to choose a reputable and experienced roofing company like Tactical Roofing Company to handle your flat roof installation or repair.
There are two main types of flat roofs in Florida: Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) and self-adhesive Modified Bitumen (Mod-Bit) membranes. Both have their own unique benefits, drawbacks, and price points, so it’s important to consult with a roofing expert to determine which type is right for your building.
Types Of Flat Roofing
Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing, when heat is applied, becomes pliable and can be molded and fused into a watertight barrier. As it cools, the material hardens, becoming a durable layer that protects the roof from mother nature and internal heat loss, according to Energy Star. A TPO roofing system uses several layers to attach the thermoplastic membrane to the roof, usually leaving the reflective white TPO layer exposed.
Modified Bitumen (Mod-Bit) roofing is a self-adhering base and cap sheet system that is common on the majority of patios and flat alias in Florida. It is similar to asphalt shingles, but comes in 3’ wide rolls and instead of nailing it down, it is a self-adhesive ‘peel and stick’ back. The layers are overlapped at their seams to create water tight seams, and the entire system is rolled with a weighted roller to ensure a firm bond between the roofing and base decking.
Flat Roof Installation And Repair
No matter which type of flat roof you have, it’s important to have it installed or repaired by a professional roofing company. Tactical Roofing Company has years of experience installing and repairing both TPO roofs and Mod-Bit roofs. We will work with you to determine the best course of action for your roof and make sure the job is done right the first time.
At Tactical Roofing Company, we have extensive experience working with all types of flat roofs, including TPO, PVC, and EPDM. We understand the unique challenges that come with each type of roofing material, and we know how to properly install and repair them so that they can stand up to the elements and last for years to come.