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Know All About Flat Roofing Materials

Flat roofs are often used for commercial roofing due to their affordability, easy maintenance, and efficiency. Some residential flats are flat-roofed too, albeit not as popular. We explore flat roofing material in this blog. Flat roof decking materials: Decking forms the basis of the roof and it is essential to choose only the best material for it. Roofing meant for industrial purposes needs to be selected with extra care as it would have to bear the weight of the equipment and other products too. Some materials that are popular for flat roof decking include Plywood - which is quite popular and can be used for the waterproofing membrane of any kind, Profiled metal - a great choice is a steel one as aluminum can get affected if membrane is applied with the help of heat, Timber boarding (unsuitable for hot melt applied roofing systems), Reinforced concrete - a great pick for all roofing systems, and Oriented strand board, which is suitable for all types of roofing membranes. Popular Flat Roofing Membrane Materials: Polyvinyl Chloride membranes are highly affordable with the only drawback being that they are susceptible to UV damage. Polymer-Modified Bitumens are not only affordable but flexible too and suited for commercial flat roofs. It is, however, prone to damage from chemicals and petroleum products. Liquid Applied Systems is a group of materials that include polyurethane, Glass Reinforced Plastic, as well as quite a few acrylic and polyester compounds. These are efficient and flexible. Besides these, there is Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, a variety of rubber flat roofing known for its high durability. Another added advantage is that there is hardly any maintenance required. Moreover, it is quite easy to repair. Vulnerability to punctures is a drawback, though. If you want to know further about any of the above roofing materials or have any roofing-related queries, write to us at All Stars Roofing in Burlington, Ontario.

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