An efficient roofing system can boost the aesthetics and functionality of your property. While flat roofs undoubtedly have advantages, they are also prone to leaks and repairs.

The good news is that there are several reliable roof replacement options available to choose from. Flat roofs in Calgary are not exactly flat but have a slight slope to allow water to drain. If the flat roof is not constructed correctly, it can prevent water from draining off.

Please feel free to contact our team of experienced roofing contractors for flat roof replacement options and costs.

Flat Roof Replacement Materials

There are materials beyond the typical built-up, hot-mopped flat roofs. Here’s a closer look at some common materials used for flat roofs.

Single Membrane Layer Roof

Modern technology single membrane roofing is the roof of choice in commercial construction. They offer higher elasticity and flexibility than built-up roofs. Single membrane layer roofs are also better at handling temperature changes and impact.

Modified Bitumen Roofing

Modified bitumen works best as a flat root replacement option for low-sloped roofs. The mixture of fibreglass, tar, and gravel adds sturdiness and makes modified roofs more tear-resistant.

Commercial roof structures in Calgary with high foot traffic, such as restaurants and roof-top cafes, typically opt for modified bitumen roofs.

Built-Up Roofing

Built-up roofs are multilayered flat roofing systems that can last between 15 and 20 years. With proper installation, care, and maintenance, they can last for up to 30 years. They are easier to install, offer excellent value for money, and are known for their high durability to weather elements.

Please contact Premium Roofing, Calgary, to learn more about flat roof replacement services.

So, when should you consider replacing a flat roof?
As a general rule, replacing your flat roof every ten years is a good idea. If you notice water pooling, leaking, or damage to the material, it can be difficult to decide between repair and replacement.

It can be hard to spot holes and cracks in certain materials like tar and gravel; even experienced roofing technicians may take time to find them. If the damage is extensive, roof replacement may be a preferable alternative.

The best option is to contact Calgary roofing contractors to help you determine the most suitable solution for your needs.

Talk to Flat Roof Replacement Experts

If your roof has deteriorated, it can be a futile – and expensive – exercise to keep repairing it. In this case, flat roof replacement could be a better option. Even if you repair an old, worn, and damaged roof, it’s only a matter of time before problems crop up again.
gravel adds sturdiness and makes modified roofs more tear-resistant.
If the roof repair is going to be more than 20% of the cost of a new roof, it may be worthwhile replacing your roof.
Deciding between repairing and replacing the roof can be a complicated decision. If you need advice or assistance making the right decision, please feel free to chat with us at Premium Roofing, Calgary.

Talk to an expert: 587-355-2797