New River Roofing Contractors
At Mikku and Sons Roofing. we provide flat roof repair, flat roof replacement and flat roof installation in Phoenix and all its surrounding communities..
Flat roofing isn’t as popular as sloped roofing, but they are becoming more and more common. There are four main types of flat roofing. and we’ll go over the pluses and minuses of each. The cost of installing a flat roof can average around $250-$350 per sq ft. and they usually have warranties that range between 10 and 20 years. However, the flat roof itself can last up to 25 years if you maintain it properly.
Flat Roof Repair Services:
- Repairing /Replacing Plywood
- Resealing Seams
- Replace/Repair Metal Flashing
- Leak Repair
- Skylight Repair
- Reapplication Of Roof Sealant
- Underlayment Repair
Flat Roof Types
- Built Up Roofs or BUR
- Modified Bitumen
- Rubber Membrane
- Foam Roofing
Built Up Roofs or BUR
Built up roofing has three or more layers of waterproof roofing materials using hot tar, gravel and ballast made from crushed stone. They are incorporating more and more advanced materials and techniques as they originally consisted of only tar paper.
Advantages: The use of gravel is great for reducing fire risk. This is the most affordable of all the flat roofing types.
Disadvantages: The weight of this roofing material may necessitate reinforcement of your property’s frame, mainly the joists, in order to be able to support this type of roof. Installing it can be a mess and has some toxic qualities that can make it difficult to be installed on buildings while they’re being used by the occupants.
New River Roofing Companies
Modified Bitumen Roofing
An impregnated single ply material that comes in rolls, Modified Bitumen is very much like ice and water resistant shielding with adding a mineral encrusted surface which reduces wear and tear on it.
Advantages: Its easy to install and very friendly for homeowners that want to repair it themselves. The color of the mineral surface is light so that it reflects heat and sunlight away from your property, which will save you money through your monthly energy bill. The expense for this material is More than built up and less than foam and rubber..
Disadvantages: Shouldn’t be installed in occupied properties because the torch-down method can be a fire hazard. It's also not as damage resistant as rubber membrane or foam roofing types.
Rubber Membrane Roofing
Rubber material that’s resistant to weather damage and sunlight. This roofing type is long lasting and tough due to being made of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM).
Advantages: Easy to install, also very friendly to property owners that want to do their own repairs. Light weight material, especially for the durability weather resistant qualities it has. Easy to patch leaks and small tears or holes.
Disadvantages: The most expensive type of flat roofing. The black color of the rubber attracts heat and can help heat your home in cooler months. If you want a lighter colored coat to reflect sunlight and heat away from your property, it can add up to 30% more to the cost of the roof.
We take every step necessary to protect your property during the roofing process. Our professional crews do a great job of cleaning up the work area each day.
Contact us at 623-465-1068 for professional roof installation in New River and all Phoenix area communities!