Specialists in Flat Roof Repair, Replacement & Installation for Over 85 Years
As commercial roofing contractors with decades of experience, we understand that the long-term performance of a roof depends upon meeting the unique needs of every project, using only the highest quality materials and providing expert craftsmanship. From initial consultation and estimate to project completion, Homestead Roofing Company provides you with unparalleled flat roofing expertise and good, old-fashioned customer service.
Our flat roofing system options include:
- Built-up roofing (BUR) systems
- Modified bitumen roofing systems
- EPDM rubber membrane roofing systems
- Metal roofing systems
- TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) roofing systems
Why Choose Homestead Roofing Company
- We have specialized in flat roofing systems for over 85 years
- We offer good old-fashioned customer service
- We are experts in flat roof repairs, replacements, and new roof installations
- We are full-service commercial roofing contractors
- We are fully licensed and insured
- We have been Voted Best of Ridgewood for over 5 years
- We offer competitive rates
- We offer long-term manufacturer warranties
- We are 100% focused on customer satisfaction which is why we deliver only the highest quality roofing products
- Free written estimates
Benefits of Flat Roofing Systems
Flat roofs are a popular roofing type and for good reason. There are several reasons why commercial and industrial buildings utilize flat roof systems such as:
- Less expensive than sloping roofs
- Stability and horizontal space
- Can free up more valuable interior space
- Easier to inspect
- No danger of falling off such as with sloped roofs
Flat Roof Repairs – What Should You Do If Your Flat Roof Starts to Leak?
When it comes to flat roofs, leaks can be a frequent and common problem – particularly if the flat roof was not installed properly. Ponding water that stands on the roof for more than 48 hours is one of the main culprits for these leaks. If your flat roof is leaking, the first step is to tarp your roof to prevent more damage to your home or building and protect the interior of your home or building.
To determine whether you need repair or replace your flat roof, hire a professional roofing contractor to assess the issue. Make sure to hire a flat roofing expert, like Homestead Roofing Company, as general contractors or residential roofers will not know all the intricacies and complexities of flat roofs and therefore will not be able to give you accurate advice.
Once a flat roof starts leaking the interior damage will span from stained ceilings (best case scenario) to thousands of dollars worth of damage. In order to minimize repair costs (and hopefully refrain from needing to replace your roof), it is important to get your roof evaluated as soon as it begins to leak.
If the damage is not repaired immediately it could lead to:
- Stained ceilings
- Falling sheet-rock
- Electrical system damages
- Popping hardwoods
- Destroyed carpets
- Damaged furniture
Other common repairs for flat roofs stem from material shrinkage and foot traffic.
Flat Roof Replacement – When Should You Replace Over Repair
When identifying which roofs to replace versus repair, we look for two situations that warrant flat roof replacement:
- When the original material installed has reached the end of its service life (depending on the type of flat roof you have and the quality of the installation this could be as little as 5 years or as many as 30 plus years)
- When the original roof has not been properly installed which results in on-going problems such as frequent leaks
In some cases, if the cost to repair the damage such as wet insulation, mold issues or structural damages is more costly than replacing the flat roof, we will recommend replacement.
GET A FREE ESTIMATE. If you have concerns about your flat roof, give us a call today to get your free estimate. We are more than happy to answer any questions you have and provide an evaluation of your flat roof.
Flat Roof FAQs
What is the Difference Between a Flat Roof and a Regular Roof?
Unlike a regular roof, flat roofs, as their name implies, have a low pitch and are often used on commercial and industrial buildings.
What are Some of the Factors that can Cause Problems with Flat Roof Systems?
Weather is a big culprit when it comes to the damage on flat roofs. UV light, heat, rain, hail, and snow can all cause issues for flat roofs. Properly installed flat roofs hold up better to the elements, and choosing the right products that suit your climate makes a big difference. Our knowledgeable team can assist you with this selection.
If my Roof is Holding up Fine, Why Should I Bother with a Flat Roof Estimate?
Periodic roofing estimates are your first line of defense against leaks and major repairs. When we come out to inspect a roof, we look for telltale signs of trouble that can often save you from having issues down the line.
Our crews look for standing water, blisters, compromised seams, cracked caulking, and metal flashing problems on your roof. It’s much easier—and cheaper—to fix these problems before they damage your roof’s structural integrity to the point where you need a full roof replacement. Early prevention is key!
How often do you Recommend a Flat Roof Estimate?
The Homestead Roofing Company Co. recommends yearly roof estimates.
How Long do Flat Roofs Last?
When installed correctly, a flat roof can last up to 25 years.
What types of Flat Roof Systems do you Install or Repair?
We are able to handle most flat roof installation and repair work. Typically, we work with built-up roofing systems, EPDM rubber membrane roofs, thermoplastic polyolefin roofing systems, and modified bitumen roofing systems.
Each type of roof has its own set of best practices and materials. If you aren’t sure what to choose for your new roof system, we can help you decide based on factors such as exposure to weather, cost, and upkeep.