Bitchumen Flat Roof
There are several different advantages to using a bitumen roof on your building or home.
Unlike some newer types of roofing, it has a long, proven track record that can be counted on.
Bitumen roofs are one of the longer-lasting types of flat roofing materials, easily lasting 20 years or more.
Regardless of how the material is applied the seams are usually melted together which helps stop leaks. Other types of membrane roofing have seams that are left open or covered with another material that can weaken over time, so the fact that a bitumen roof can be seamless is a big advantage.
Bitumen roof is also very durable. They have a high-tensile strength so they are unlikely to develop the kinds of cracks that other flat and membrane roofs are known for.
They are also rated against wind, fire, and hail so they are unlikely to be damaged in the event of a storm. Included in this is usually a very long manufacturer’s warranty that can help to guarantee the roof’s longevity.
Firestone EPDM Rubber Roofing
Pro: A LongLasting, low Maintenance Solution That Looks Good
EPDM roofing is leagues ahead of some older traditional flat roof material, such as felt for example. Rubber roofing is suitable for extreme conditions, giving you one of the most durable and reliable roofs available that typically lasts between 30-50 years.
In time, you may find a felt flat roof can pick up moss and algae; the synthetic rubber doesn’t support the growth of moss so you are guaranteed a clear roof! It also doesn’t easily show dirt, meaning less time spent for you up on the roof cleaning!
Con: Installation on Your Roof may not be Simple
Compared to an installation on a roof with obstacles such as lanterns, chimneys and vents, if you have a completely flat roof and x number of square meters, your installation will be relatively easy.
Obstacles, such as those listed above, require the rubber to be cut, flashing tape to be used and water-tightness must be kept throughout! In cases where your roof is not completely flat, it would be advisable to getting a professional to assist with the installation.