If you are looking for a trustworthy, proven contractor to work with to have a new flat roof installed, an existing flat roof repaired or replaced, or need to have your flat roof in Indianapolis inspected, look no further than the team at Jackson Contracting for all of your roofing needs. We have extensive experience working with flat roofs for commercial buildings, residential and rental units, and will be more than happy to work with you through the consulting process, estimation, design, and ultimately execution of the exact roof that you need for your property.
Take a look below to learn more about the different options and considerations that you will want to discuss with our team when you are working on the right flat roof for your Indiana property. Contact us now for an initial consultation to discuss your budgetary and functional needs, timeline, and more. There are many different types of flat roofs available depending on the type of building you have, and a variety of environmental factors that can lead to issues for the long-term health of your new roof. We will work through all of these details to ensure that we are providing you with a long-lasting, reliable, and durable roof that suits your needs.
Types of Flat Roofs in Indianapolis
Once we have determined that a flat roof is the right solution for your new construction, or if we are working on planning a replacement to an existing flat roof, the next step is to determine which type of flat roof we will use. Below we have listed three of the most common types of flat roofs, as well as the benefits for each. The sooner you contact our team, the sooner we will be able to start working on a custom solution for you.
Modified Bitumen Flat Roof
A modified bitumen roof is a single-ply option that is typically installed by rolling the panels onto the subsurface and applying heat in order to create a seal. These roofs are very reflective, meaning that they are a great option if you are worried about cooling costs in the summer. In addition, they are easy and affordable to apply, so cost is another reason for a price-conscious client to consider opting for a modified bitumen flat roof on their Indianapolis building.
Built-Up Roofing, or BUR, is a very common option for flat roofing that involves multiple layers of bitumen and roofing felt that, together, create a durable and dependable flat roof. Once the layers have been applied, the roof is typically finished with a layer of gravel that acts to dissipate heat and solar glare and helps to facilitate even runoff from rainwater or snowmelt. While this roof is durable and time-tested, the major drawbacks are they can take longer to install, and repairs generally require a lot of work to get through the layers in order to reach a problem spot.
EPMD (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is a widely-used and extremely durable option for a flat roof and has become one of the most popular options for commercial roofing for a variety of reasons. For one, this synthetic rubber is extremely durable and long-lasting, meaning that the property owner does not need to worry about repairs or replacements for a long time after a new install. In addition to the durability of this material, these roofs require little or no maintenance, are extremely energy-efficient and are relatively simple to install. With a list of benefits like these, it is no wonder that EPMD flat roofs are a very common selection for many property owners in the Indianapolis area.
Flat Roof Inspections and Repairs
In addition to new roof installations, the team at Jackson Contracting is available to work with you through an inspection of an existing roof, verify the quality of a new install from another contractor, or to make repairs to a roof that has not yet reached the end of its useful life. It is important that you work with an experienced and thorough team when you are undergoing a series of repairs to a roof, because ice dams, water leaks, and other issues with a roof may ultimately lead to problems with mold, structural rot, and many problems that go beyond the roof itself. It is important, therefore, that all possible problems are inspected and mitigated during the repair process to ensure that the repair is both safe and sustainable.
One of the most important parts of an inspection, and any subsequent repairs is that you are able to work with a roofing professional about the costs and benefits of repairs versus the possibilities of requiring a full replacement. If your roof is nearing the end of its useful life, or if there are indications of bigger issues than the initially proposed repair, then discussing a full replacement may be the most appropriate option. The team at Jackson Contracting is able to use their years of roofing experience to help you understand your options and the best choices to maximize the longevity of your existing roof and understand the most important parts of maintenance that you must undertake in order to get the most out of your investment.
Contact Us Now
Contact our team now in order to discuss your flat roof needs for your Indianapolis property as soon as possible. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have, talk about your budgetary concerns, repair needs, replacement options, and more. When you are working with a trusted team of roofing specialists like the team at Jackson Contracting, you can be confident that we are working to ensure that you get the best service, the best product, and the best peace of mind possible while we are handling this important project for you. A roof that has been installed the right way is an excellent investment that protects the rest of your property from the elements.