The choice of a flat roof becomes more and more common, given that it is an efficient solution, with an ascending popularity. The versatility of this type of roof leaves room for customization.
Waterproofing becomes absolutely necessary in the case of flat roofs, so builders and engineers have developed new technologies, very resistant and durable, which prevent water infiltration.
According to some of the best commercial roofers Fort Worth has, these are some of the most common flat roofing materials:
- Asphalt roofs and polymer-bituminous roofs – These materials are popular due to their low cost.
- Membrane roofs with rubber or polymers – Membranes are the most durable flat roof coating solutions. They have solid resistance, even to fire and other extreme negative influences and can be attached mechanically or with special adhesives. For the correct application of membranes, roofers use special welding machines, which fix the material with hot air.
- Roofs based on liquid polymers, which are resistant and seamless. Such materials are mainly used for structures with complex geometry.
Regardless of the material chosen, the joints between the rollers and the junctions of the various elements of the roof must be waterproof. Thus, one of the main components of an efficient waterproofing system is a quality sealing material. The mastic is the most commonly used – a putty, based on elastic polyurethane resins.