What should I know about flat roof replacement?
- Flat roofs are not actually flat. A flat roof — also known as a low-sloping roof — may look flat, but it usually has a slope of at least ¼ inch per foot. Yet even with this slight angle, flat roofs don’t move water off the roofing surface as quickly as other roofing systems. Over time, pooling water can create problems for your flat roof.
- What kind of flat roof do you have? Most flat-roof homeowners live in townhouses, row houses or condominiums. You may also have flat roof needs if you have a porch or garage with a low-sloping roof. Larger homes often have Built-Up Roofing (BUR) systems composed of bitumen and fabric; APP Modified Bitumen Roofing systems, which include an asphalt-coated mat and a bitumen base mechanically attached to the roof deck; or SBS Modified Bitumen systems, which are made from synthetic rubber and may help save energy.
- Flat roof replacement is a job for expert roofers. Flat roofing can actually be a more challenging task than the typical sloped roof replacement. Why? Flat roofing requires a combination of patience, engineering and tolerance for hot, hard work that goes above and beyond a “normal” roofing job. When you need a new flat roof, you need a roofing contractor you can trust — like Long Roofing®. We stand behind our flat roof replacement work with no-nonsense warranties. Learn more now.
We build Trust and Peace of Mind into every Long Roof.
Why should you turn to Long Roofing for your flat roof replacement? Our home improvement experience dates back to 1945, when the Long family launched Long’s Fence Co. from a decommissioned school bus in the heart of Washington, D.C.
Over the years, that small business grew into a major home improvement force throughout the East Coast, spawning Long Home Products® and a series of popular home improvement brands — including Long Roofing.
Long Roofing has become one of the nation’s leading roofing companies. We are among the one percent of U.S. roofers carrying SELECT ShingleMaster™ certification. We’ve installed more Integrity Roof Systems® and provided more SureStart PLUS™ roofing warranties than any other roofer in North America.
Our customers love us. Our rating of 4.6-out-of-5 on GuildQuality.com — based on over 5,000 reviews — earned us the coveted Guildmaster award, which celebrates service excellence and a consistently superior customer experience.
Need roof replacement project financing?
We want to help you budget the expense of your new flat roof without hurting the other plans, goals and dreams you have for your family. Long Roofing can offer competitive loan rates, budget-appropriate payment plans, straightforward paperwork and no hidden fees. We also offer unsecured loans up to $75,000. Learn more now.