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Flat Roofing company in Metro Detroit
Our roofing specialists at HDM Builders, can repair or replace your flat roof and provide you with a number of advantages such as:
Benefits to keeping your flat roof in good repair
- Improvements in energy efficiency
- Increases in your property value
- Great return on investment
- Enhance the look of your house
There are three main types of flat roofing systems:
Single Ply Roofing (EPDM)
Also known as membrane roofing. EPDM is the newest type of flat roofing material, it has been around for the past 50 years. EPDM roofing material is waterproof and you can encase your entire roof in it. It is very lightweight and makes for inexpensive repairs. EPDM can last up to between 25 to 45 years if properly maintained.
Built-Up Roofing (BUR)
Built up roofing used to be the most widely used type of flat roofing material up until the introduction of single-ply roofing and Bitumen roofing was invented. BUR uses tar and gravel to create a watertight roof layer. BUR has great longevity due to its thick coverage of the roof deck. It has a high resistance to weathering.
Built up roofing can last up to 10 to 15 years with proper maintenance and there are several types to choose from. It is an outdated practice involving melting tar in a towable kettle and mopping the tar onto the roof surface with rolls of felt paper. Due to the short lifespan of a BUR roof and the numerous health and safety issue this style of roofing has gone to the wayside.
Modified Bitumen Roofing (MBR)
Modified Bitumen roofing has most all the performance benefits of BUR but also features cap sheets and roof wear layers which are reinforced with polymer for added durability and strength. Some of the benefits of going with MBR is that it saves on labor cost in order to instal due to being a less complex process.
It is applied in overlapping rolls thus creating seamless protection for your roof deck. It is reinforced with polymer, a highly durable material, for improved elasticity in low temperatures. MBR, as long as it is maintained properly, can last up to 45 years.
Self Adhesive Rolled Roofing
Self adhesive rolled roofing has many of the benefits of MBR roofing without the dangers of an open flame. This system is one of our favorite systems on roofs with enough of a pitch to prevent the water from sitting. Self adhesive roofing can not be used on a roof with zero slope.
Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor
HDM Builders has over 60 years experience repairing and replacing roofs in Metro Detroit. We provide high quality work and a transparent process for you from start to end. We can complete your roof replacement in one day, so that you can get on to better things, like enjoying your home. Contact us for a free estimate today!
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Roof Financing Available
Zero money down and low interest loan options available for homeowners with approved credit. Get approved in as little as one day. Ask one of our roofing loan specialists for details.