Flat Roofing and Advantage Roof Systems in Austin
Flat roofs--or Built-Up Roofs (BUR)--are the most economical choice. However, flat roofs may not be appropriate for all houses.
Flat roofs in Austin are most popular in low-rain areas, and the existing roof must have a low pitch or slope, or already be flat. We specialize in advantage roofing systems which is a way to increase pitch to allow flat roofs to drain. Also, proper maintenance of a flat roof is of the utmost importance; homeowners should check their flat roofs twice a year as they can collect debris.
The process of installing a flat roof is different from that of other roofing systems. A built-up roof is just what it sounds like--a roof that is literally built layer by layer. Those layers are composed of roofing felt alternated with different materials such as coal tar pitch, asphalt, cold application adhesive and modified asphalt. BURs are also known as "tar and gravel" roofs since they're finished off with a layer of gravel, crushed rock or other mineral substance in order to minimize sun damage.
Typical life expectancy for a BUR ranges from 15 to 25 years, depending on the ply of the roof. 4-ply is the most common, with an average life expectancy of 20 years.
Quick facts about flat roofing:
- Maintenance is key: neglect can cause leakage and water accumulation
- All flat roofs need an excellent drainage system
- Gravel reflects UV radiation
- Gravel also helps rainwater spread across the roof, increasing surface area for faster evaporation
Our Flat Roofing Services in Austin
We Provide Flat Roofing Services to the Following Areas:
Travis County, TX | Williamson County, TX | Hays County, TX | Bastrop County, TX | Burnet County, TX | Blanco County, TX | Austin, TX | Marble Falls, TX | Horseshoe Bay, TX | Spicewood, TX | Wimberly, TX | San Marcos, TX | Lockhart, TX | Bastrop, TX | Georgetown, TX | Killeen, TX | Temple, TX | Belton, TX | Logo Vista, TX | Jonestown, TX | Round Rock, TX | Cedar Park, TX | Leander, TX | Lakeway, TX | Dripping Springs, TX | Johnson City, TX | Manchaca, TX | Buda, TX | Hutto, TX | Manor, TX | Taylor, TX
Why Austin Should Hire Us for Flat Roofing
Our Austin roofing specialists are trained regularly so that they can keep up with the latest practices and procedures of the roofing industry. Your safety is important to us.
We want you to be comfortable with who is on your roof and feel safe about our performance. In today's home service industry we lead the pack in outstanding customer service and work ethic.