Flat Roof Repair
Vinyl Masters Home Improvement provides flat roof repair and installation services in the following New Jersey counties: Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Middlesex, Essex, Hudson and Somerset.
Flat Roofing Repair and Installation in New Jersey
If your home has a flat roof in need or repair or replacement, our experienced team at Vinyl Master Home Improvement can help. We can complete most jobs in just two or three days, offer competitive pricing, and have interest-free financing available. Best of all, with hundreds of five-star reviews across Angi, Google, and Home Advisor, you can feel confident in the service you're getting from our team.
What Is a Flat Roof?
A flat roof is determined by its slope, or pitch, which is a ratio of inches rise per horizontal foot or it's expressed in the number of degrees its surface deviates from the horizontal. On the other hand, a low-slope roof has a slope of three to 12 inches. Flat roofs are constructed around the world, more often in arid or warmer climates though commercial businesses use them across North America as well as homeowners looking at contemporary or southwestern design styles.
In North America, flat roofs are installed by placing felt paper or roofing felt made of fiber mixed with bitumen, or tar, over the roof decking to ensure it's waterproof. Then the paper is covered with several layers of asphalt or tar, then a layer of gravel. The gravel keeps the sun's heat and UV rays from cracking or blistering the material and extending its life, and it also acts to keep the building cooler in the summer heat. Metal flashing around the edge of the roof creates a gravel stop, preventing water from seeping underneath flat roofing material and washing away the gravel.
When Does a Flat Roof Need Repair?
While flat roofing is designed to hold up for years, over time repairs are needed. Often, the failure of a flat roof is caused by poor installation, poor maintenance, or lack of care, most often due to someone moving the gravel from the roof membrane. The sun and elements crack and blister the asphalt membrane, allowing water to seep through. Once this occurs, water will seep into the roofing felt, decking, and into the structure. At the first notice of a leak, you need to contact our roofing company for a flat roof repair as the moisture can quickly lead to mold spores growing in the wood and insulation or causing rot in the decking and materials.
Our Flat Roofing Services
We can either install the felt paper and tar layers as well as gravel, or we can also install a membrane. Flat roof membranes are single, factory-made long sheets such as EPDM synthetic rubber, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or thermoplastic polyolefin. These are often used for large commercial buildings and have a long life span.
Our team can quickly fix leaks, patch damage, and add fresh gravel to make your roof good as new.
Not sure if your roof is in good condition or you're concerned about leaks or damage? Schedule a flat roof inspection and our team will provide you with an in-depth report of the condition of your roof, any repairs, or when it's time to consider a replacement.
Request a Free Estimate from Our Essex County, NJ Roofers
If you need a new flat roof, flat roof repair, or another service, give us a call. We work across New Jersey, including Morris, Essex, Middlesex, Hudson, Bergen, Passaic, and Somerset Counties providing excellent roofing services and great customer service. Schedule your free estimate today by calling 973-767-3633 or filling out the contact form below to get started.