Flat Roof Services for Port Moody, BC
We understand that flat roofs come with their own unique set of challenges. Whether it’s leaks, ponding water, or degraded insulation, we have the experience and expertise to provide quality flat roof services. We offer a variety of services designed to address the specific needs of flat roofs, including repair, replacement, and installation. We also offer maintenance plans to help keep your flat roof in top condition. When it comes to flat roofs, we’re the experts you can trust. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
What is a flat roof coating?
A flat roof coating is a material that is applied to the surface of a flat roof in order to protect it from the elements and extend its lifespan. There are a variety of flat roof coatings on the market, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. The most common types of flat roof coatings are asphalt-based and acrylic-based. Asphalt-based coatings are typically cheaper and easier to apply, but they do not last as long as acrylic-based coatings. Acrylic-based coatings are more expensive, but they provide better protection and can last for up to 20 years. When choosing a flat roof coating, it is important to consider the climate in which the roof will be installed, as well as the budget and expected lifespan of the roof.
Steps for replacing a flat roof
Replacing a flat roof is a big job, but it’s important to do it right in order to protect your building from weather damage. Here are the steps you need to take to replace your flat roof:
1. Remove the old roofing material. This can be done with a crowbar and hammer. Be careful not to damage the underlying structure as you remove the old roofing.
2. Inspect the underlying structure for any damage. If there is damage, repair it before proceeding.
3. Install new flashing around any areas where water might penetrate, such as around skylights or vents.
4. Install a vapor barrier to prevent moisture from damaging the new roofing material.
5. Lay down new roofing material, using nails or staples to secure it in place. Start at the bottom and work your way up, overlapping each subsequent course of material by at least six inches.
6. Seal the edges of the new roofing with caulk or another sealant to prevent water from getting underneath.
7. That’s it! Your flat roof has been successfully replaced.