Rhino: A Flat Roofing Company
Flat roofing refers to a type of roof design that features a horizontal or nearly horizontal surface, as opposed to the pitched or sloped roofs commonly seen on residential houses. Flat roofs are commonly found on commercial buildings, industrial structures, and modern architectural designs. These roofs are also used on certain residential properties, particularly in regions with dry climates.
We offer commercial flat roofing and residential flat roofing services.
Key Characteristics of Flat Roofing:
Flat roofs have minimal to no slope, which makes them visually different from traditional pitched roofs.
Roof coatings can be applied to flat roofs to improve their durability, reflectivity, and waterproofing properties.
Adequate insulation is necessary for flat roofs to improve energy efficiency and regulate indoor temperatures.
Types of Flat Roofs
Flat roofs come in various types, each with its own set of characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages. Here are some common types of flat roofing systems that we offer:
Built-Up Roofing (BUR)
BUR, also known as a tar and gravel roof, consists of multiple layers of bitumen (asphalt or coal tar) alternating with layers of reinforcing fabric and topped with a layer of aggregate (gravel). It is durable, relatively low-cost, provides good UV resistance, and can withstand foot traffic.
Modified Bitumen Roofing
Modified bitumen is a type of asphalt roofing that includes modifiers such as rubber or plastic for added flexibility and durability. It is often installed in multiple layers.It is flexible, easy to install, good durability, and offers enhanced resistance to temperature extremes.
Single-Ply Membrane Roofing
Single-ply membranes are sheets of rubber or other synthetic materials that can be mechanically fastened, adhered, or ballasted to the roof. There are many different types of Single-Ply Membrane Roofing:
1. TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin)
TPO roofing stands for Thermoplastic Olefin, and it refers to a type of single-ply roofing membrane used in commercial and industrial roofing applications. The membrane is composed of a blend of polypropylene and ethylene-propylene rubber, reinforced with polyester. TPO has heat-welded seams, is energy-efficient, and resistant to UV radiation.
2. PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
PVC roofing refers to roofing systems that use Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) as the primary material for the roofing membrane. It has heat-welded seams, it is durable, chemical-resistant, and energy-efficient.
3. EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer):
EPDM roofing stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer roofing, and it refers to a type of synthetic rubber roofing membrane widely used in low-slope and flat roof applications. It is rubber-based, flexible, and resistant to UV radiation.
Metal roofing systems can be used for flat roofs and are typically made of aluminum, steel, or other metals. A metal roof is durable, long-lasting, reflects sunlight, and can be aesthetically pleasing.