The Best Flat Roofing Materials For Your Next Roof In Florida
SYL Roofing Supply is one of the top distributors of roofing supplies in the Tampa and Orlando area. We take pride in our professional services and competitive prices for everyone. In addition to our regular pitched roofing supplies, we offer materials for flat roofing that are affordable, easy to install, and durable.
Self-Adhesive Sheets For Flat Roofing
Self-adhesive sheets are cost-effective and easy to apply. Best suited for residential roofs with low or no slopes such as porches and carports, they are the perfect alternative to traditional roofing methods. Best of all, no tools are required. They are a clean peel and stick sheet that generates no fumes and creates a watertight bond.
To complement the self-adhesive system, we also offer a base sheet compatible with the self-adhesive listed above and the torch, hot mop, and cold-applied traditional methods of roofing.
At its most basic, torch-down roofing is an asphalt roof, installed using an open flame, mixed with rubber and plastic additives. These additives stabilize the shingles while also guarding against regular contraction and expansion due to weather conditions. As the roll of asphalt is applied, the roofer uses a propane torch, which melts the material, adhering it to the roof. This system consists of a base sheet and a smooth cap sheet; the torch-down roofing system also has the option to add a rougher cap sheet.
Metal And Tile Underlayment
Laying down underlayment is an essential part of the roofing process. This material lies directly on top of the roofing deck, lying between the sheathing and shingles, to provide additional protection from rain, snow, and wind. Metal and tile underlayment is utilized under metal roofs and mechanically fastened materials. These materials are more prone to allow water to seep through the roof, making water prevention key.
Hot Mop Roofing
Traditionally, commercial buildings and other structures with flat tops had a mixture of tar and gravel for their roofing. This method of roofing binds the various layers of asphalt and felt together using a hot mop. Typically, these roofs contain a layer of gravel as the final layer. This method is a low-price solution for reroofing your home or business because it can be installed over a roof already in place, saving money by not needing to tear off an existing, rundown roof. This roofing method is easy to maintain, looks professional, and installs quickly, making it a popular choice.
Figuring out which materials to use for your flat roofing project can be a daunting task. There are many factors to consider, but we are here to help. We will help you every step of the way to make sure this process is a smooth one. SYL Roofing Supply has helped many homeowners, contractors, and businesses in Tampa and Orlando choose the roofing material and methods that work best for them. With our competitive prices, high-quality products, and professional service, we pride ourselves on helping you. Contact us today to learn more and to discover how we can help you.