Flat Roof Replacement Options
Replacing a flat roof in Arizona requires careful consideration of several factors.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Type of Roofing Material: There are different types of roofing materials available for flat roofs, such as built-up roofing (BUR), modified bitumen roofing, single-ply roofing, and foam roofing. Consider the pros and cons of each material and choose the one that is best suited for Arizona’s climate and your specific needs.
- A foam roof is the only roofing system that will pay for itself over time.
- Local Building Codes: Make sure the replacement roof meets local building codes and regulations. This may include requirements for insulation, ventilation, and fire resistance.
- Energy Efficiency: Arizona’s hot climate means that energy efficiency should be a top consideration when choosing a new flat roof. Look for roofing materials with high solar reflectance and thermal emittance ratings to help keep your home cool and reduce energy costs.
- Maintenance Requirements: Some roofing materials require more maintenance than others. Consider the time and cost of maintenance and repairs when choosing a roofing material.
- A properly installed foam roof will last a lifetime as long as it is maintained.
- Contractor’s Experience: Choose a reputable and experienced roofing contractor. Make sure they are licensed, insured, and bonded.
- Warranty: Ask us about the warranty offered by the roofing manufacturer. That will often add years to a typical warranty. Make sure you understand what is covered and for how long.
- Cost: Consider the cost of the roofing material, installation, and any necessary repairs or maintenance.
- Work with a contractor who has been in business for many years, and be sure that you trust them. Ask about their response time in the event of leaks or other problems that may arise over the course of their warranty period.