Just as with asphalt shingle installation, there are many different installation methods and materials that can be installed. Flat roofing is usually installed on low pitched roof areas, typically on anything that is lower than a 3/12 pitch. The reason behind this different roofing method is the fact that water tends to drain slower on low pitches and even pools in certain areas. Regular shingles just won't stand up to having that much water on them, especially in a windy rain storm.
One option for low pitched roofs can be standing metal seam, although it can be a more costly option. Bright Home Energy Services recommends you choose between Owens Corning's Deck Seal System or high quality TPO (Thermoplastic polyolefin) roofing. Both of these materials can be installed with different thickness and solar reflection requirements. In addition in these areas off roof it is also very important that the connected roof drainage systems are proper. Our roofing advisors can give you options and more details to help you choose the proper low slope roofing installation material and method after a roof inspection.
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