Expressway Roofing is a family owned and operated flat roofing company offering all phases of flat roof repair and installation on Long Island. From leak repairs to rubber roofing, our team of qualified roofing specialists are available to answer all of your questions and concerns. We are licensed and insured, and offer both residential and flat roof services.
What you should know before hiring a flat roof contractor
A flat roof is typically a roof that has a two on twelve pitch or less, meaning it’s nearly flat and/or shallow. It is important to know that a roof should never be perfectly flat. Puddles of water will eventually wear away and penetrate even the strongest flat roofing materials over any amount of time.
Flat roofing installation or repairs require some degree of drainage. For commercial buildingson Long Island we offer additional options dependent upon the structure.
Torch Down or Rubber Roofs
One type of flat roof is the torch down system. This is also known as a rubber roof. Rubber roofs are strong, durable and the material is made of a non woven polyester mat, coated with modified asphalt. A torch-down flat roof requires minimal maintenance and is easy to repair. It’s flexible making it more adaptable to climate changes.
Flat roofing, or rubber roofs, are well known for their resistance to the elements. When choosing a roofing company in East Hampton for this type of work, it’s very important to be aware of the insurance they have in place.
EPDM, TPO and PVC Roofing
It has recently become more common that single ply roof systems are installed on more commercial properties in East Hampton than any. Most roofing companies are moving toward products that do not contain asphalt and have a white surface color. The 3 most common types of single ply membranes are EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer), TPO (thermo plastic olefin), and PVC (poly vinyl chloride). Although the materials are different, their methods of installation are identical.
Single ply membranes are inexpensive, and are available in large rolls. Because the rolls are larger, this leads to a flat roof with few seams, and less potential for leaing. Commercial roofs typically have joints, seams and/or mechanical equipment on them, so treating the job delicately is important when considering a single ply roof system.
Hot Tar Roofing
Tar roofing, is the oldest and least used method of commercial flat roofing installation or repair in East Hampton. A base sheet is applied to the base roof, then hot asphalt is coated over it. Afterwards, a layer of small gravel is embedded into the asphalt which gives the roof a more finished look.
Lastly, roof coatings are especially useful for re-roofing, renovations, and recover applications. The two common types are the roll on coating, or a spray on application.
Spray on will cure very quickly once applied; while the roller application may take a few days to fully cure. Rounded buildings, small areas, or existing roofing coating repair in East Hampton can be a viable solution.