Flat Roofing


An Ever-Popular Option for Your Home

Versatile Roofing Solutions for Florida Homeowners

If you like having plenty of options at your disposal, a flat roof could be just what you want for your southwest Florida home.

The term ‘flat roof’ refers to any low slope roof without a truss system. This leaves plenty of room to experiment with roofing materials, specifications, and low slope types. As materials and methods continue to evolve, so does the art of effective flat roofing.

At Epic Roofing and Exteriors, we stay up to date with all the latest developments with regard to all kinds of roofing. So, if you want an optimum solution for your roof replacement or repair needs in southwest Florida, we’re here for you.

Our branches in Bonita Springs and Punta Gorda put us in the perfect position to advise and assist you with regard to all your roofing needs.

Flat Roofing Choices in Southwest Florida

Choosing a roof is a long-term commitment. The flat roofing materials that you opt to install on your house will affect several things like:

  • how long it lasts
  • how often you’ll need to
  • repair it
  • your replacement options

The most common types of flat roofing are:

Build Up or Burr Roofs

These types of flat roofs are also called tar and gravel roofs and they’ve been around for over 100 years. They’re the most cost-effective flat roofing choice and have several benefits, like:

  • Excellent UV protection
  • Attractive appearance from above
  • Excellent fire retardant properties
  • Safe to walk on

Tar and gravel roofs last an average of 20 years and stay in good shape for up to 40 years if you maintain them properly. All this durability comes with a downside though, these kinds of roofs can are heavy and your roof joints might need reinforcing before you install it. The source of leaks is also difficult to detect before they cause harm to your scuppers and gutters.

Modified Bitumen Roofing

This kind of flat roofing consists of asphalt rolls that laid out on top of your flat roof. The layers are either applied with hot tar or a solvent-based adhesive. Sometimes they’re melted in place with an open flame or have a peel and stick base and cap sheets.

They have all the same benefits as build up roofs and are less likely to crack than all other kinds of flat roofing materials. Because they’re usually black, you may find that your home becomes very hot unless you have sufficient insulation in place.

EPDM Rubber Roofs

Rubber roofs are usually glued in place or weighed down with fine stones. The best part about this roofing material is that it’s totally water-resistant. Unfortunately, prolonged exposure to the sun perishes the rubber, resulting in cracks and leaks.

Spray Polyurethane Foam Roof

This kind of roof installation involves spraying a layer of high-density polyurethane foam on the surface of your flat roof. This method is highly effective as a roofing solution, with several benefits, like:
  • Seamless application
  • Resistant to leaks around flashing
  • Careful design can limit ponding
  • Lightweight
  • Superior insulation
Since they’re molded in place, polyurethane roofs are exceptionally versatile, low maintenance flat roofs.

A Top Roofing Contractor Will Help You Decide

With so many excellent options with regard to flat roofs, deciding on one isn’t easy. Epic Roofing & Exteriors will help you make the call.

Choosing the best flat roofing materials depends on numerous factors and we have the experience and knowledge to help you make the right choice. Get in touch to discuss all your flat roofing repair and installation needs in southwest Florida.