Saturday, April 8, 2017

Low Slope Roofing vs. Steep Slope Roofing

Everyone needs a roof, but what type of roof system is best for your building? What's the difference between low slop and steep slope?

At Roof One Michigan we provide commercial buildings with low slope roofs. We have been repairing and installing commercial low slope roofing for decades.  We have witnessed  many interesting issues!  Old buildings, new construction, remodels, you name it, when it comes to commercial roofing in Michigan, we’ve done it…And with outstanding results.

Roof system types | Everybody Needs a Roof Low slope roofing includes water impermeable, or weatherproof, types of roof membranes installed on slopes less than or equal to 3:12 (14 degrees).

Low-slope roofing There are five generic classifications of low slope roof membranes or systems. Click on a roof system for more information.

Built-up roof (BUR) membranes Metal panel roof systems for low-slope applications Polymer-modified bitumen sheet membranes Single-ply membranes Thermoplastic membranes (e.g., PVC, TPO) Thermoset membranes (e.g., EPDM) Spray polyurethane foam-based (SPF) roof systems Most low-slope roof membranes have three principal components: Weatherproofing layer or layers — the weatherproofing component is the most important element because it keeps water from entering a roof assembly.

Steep slope roofing includes watershedding types of roof coverings installed on slopes exceeding 3:12 (14 degrees).

Steep-slope roofing There are six generic classifications of steep slope roof coverings.

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