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40% of homes in Arizona have flat roofing. Flat roofs work well in the warm, dry and sometimes windy Arizona weather. In the southern part of the state, there’s also no ice or snow to deal with. Flat roofing systems also use the least roofing area, compared to pitched roofs, which can have more than double the area of a flat roof. Flat roofs do an excellent job of absorbing heat during warm days, which can help in insulating the interior of homes as well. In warm and sometimes tropical places like southern Arizona, every cooling opportunity is helpful in lowering utility bills.
Best Options for Flat Roofing in Arizona
once upon a time, adobe and mud were used to build houses. Walls, floors, and even roofs were made of adobe. There are still a lot of homes in Arizona that feature this type of building material. However, technology has developed better, lighter, and sturdier roofing materials. Here are three of the best roofing options for flat roofs in Arizona;
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Tar and Gravel Flat Roofs
This is the most common and one of the oldest methods used for flat roofs. This roofing system is also referred to as a built-up roof. A tar and gravel roof is installed by a layering of roof felt, coated with bitumen. The surface of the roof is then covered with fine gravel that will function is its shield from the heat of the sun.
Modified Flat Roofing Systems
This is probably the most affordable flat roofing application. Its also called the torch on or torch down roof because the applicator uses torches to melt down rubber. It uses a fiberglass base sheet, which is then topped with rolled roofing that has rubber underneath and granules above. The rubber material is heated with torches so it melts and sticks to the fiberglass base. This simple method is what makes it the least expensive option for a flat roof.
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The Foam Roof
Foam roofing is becoming more and more popular because of its functionality and insulating qualities. Even though foam roofing is one of the more costly types of flat roofing options, over 90% of all new flat roofs in Arizona are being sprayed with polyurethane foam. Its easy and quick to change to a foam roof because you don’t have to remove the existing roof. Foam roof coverings are waterproof, light, easy to maintain, and includes an elastomeric material that repels ultraviolet rays from the sun, making it an excellent insulator for your property
Most Roofers in Arizona recommend foam as the best choice for flat roofing in our warm and sunny climate. It is watertight, a great insulation from the heat, and with regular re-coating and maintenance, it can last up to 25 years before needing to be replaced. Flat roofing contractors can easily install it over any existing roof. Foam roofing is a little more expensive, but because of its great insulation, through your utility bills, you will save money in the long run.
Contact Mikku and Sons Roofing for all your Cave Creek flat roof repair needs and get your free estimate.
For all your flat roofing repair and installation needs, Mikku and Sons Roofing would be your best choice. Call us at 623-465-1068 for your free estimate.