Low Slope Roof Services in Billerica, MA
Professional Services for Low Slope Roofing
Low slope roofs have been popular for so long because they are durable, cost-effective, and low maintenance. At Action Roofing, our roofing contractors specialize in inspecting, replacing, and installing low slope roofs in Billerica, MA. We have been a metal roofing contractor in Massachusetts since 2000 and have built a strong reputation for exceptional work, quality materials, and courteous customer service.
What Is Low Slope Roofing?
A low slope roof has little to no steepness. Low slope roofs are used on roof pitches ranging from ¼:12 to 3:12. The structure of a low slope roof is made up of interlocking panels that are called standing seam roofing panels. These panels are installed vertically along the surface of the roof. They are available with a clear acrylic or painted mill finish. When a roofing contractor installs a low slope roof, they will take extra steps to waterproof it to ensure it is sturdy and can withstand rain.
Types of Low-Slope Roofs
The different types of low-slope roofs are distinguished by the roofing material that the metal roofing contractor uses. These roofing materials can make the roof system sturdier, help it withstand heavy rains, and prevent leaks and water damage. All of these low slope roofing materials can be used on a home or a huge industrial building:
- Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) – TPO is a single-ply plastic roofing membrane. The seams can be heat welded for durability. White TPO roofing is reflective and can increase a home's energy efficiency. TPO is durable, can withstand the elements, and can withstand thermal expansion and contraction. It also resists punctures well.
- Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) – PVC is also a single-ply roofing material. It is flexible, heat welded, and can withstand a wide range of chemicals. It is a good choice of roofing material for a warehouse or a restaurant that vents the kitchen to the roof.
- Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM) – EPDM is a modified rubber material that is very flexible and can withstand extreme heat and cold. It is also incredibly chemical-resistant. It handles hail best of all roofing materials and resists punctures.
- Modified Bitumen – Modified bitumen is another single-ply roofing material. It is less expensive and durable but doesn't sustain pooling water well.
- Built-Up Roofing (BUR) – BUR roofing is made of multiple layers of reinforced felt adhered with hot liquid asphalt. It is durable and hail-proof, and very budget-friendly.
Benefits of Low Slope Roofs
Whether you have a home or a huge warehouse, the roofing system you choose will do more than cover the structure and protect it from the elements. Low slope roofs are so cost-effective that they are one of the best roofing systems for large buildings with high square footage. Here’s a look at the benefits of low slope roofs:
- Service Life – When low slope roofing is properly maintained and regularly inspected and repaired, it has a very long service life compared to other roofing systems.
- Cost-Effective – Installing a low slope roof requires less material than other types of roofing system installations, and the material itself is often less expensive.
- Low Maintenance – As any roofing contractor will tell you, all roofing systems require care and maintenance to preserve their condition and extend their lifespan. Low slope roofs have very simple upkeep and maintenance duties compared to other roofing systems. They are easier to access by homeowners, property owners, roofers, and roofing contractors. Repairs are faster and less expensive.
- Wind Resistance – Low slope roofs have high wind resistance and are less likely to be damaged by the wind.
- Withstands the Elements – A low slope roofing system does not degrade like organic roofing materials. It can withstand the elements, including extreme heat and cold, very well, so it has a longer life span.
- Low Life Cycle Cost – Throughout its lifespan, a low slope roofing system has a much lower life cycle cost when compared to other types of roofing systems. On average, the life cycle cost of a low slope roof is about 30 cents per square foot per year.
- Fewer Demands on Structure – Low slope roofs are one of the lightest roofing systems and put less demand on a building’s structural support system.
- Solar Panel Compatible – If you plan on installing solar panels on roofing in the future, it will be much easier to do so on a low slope roof.
Why Choose the Roofing Contractors at Action Roofing
Our roofing contractors at Action Roofing have extensive experience in providing thorough, professional roofing inspections and quality roofing installation and replacement. We are committed to serving our community with integrity and providing reliable services with quality materials. We are fully licensed and insured and can provide references and a portfolio of completed roofing projects. We specialize in emergency roofing repairs and roofing inspections, roof snow removal and gutter installation, and residential roofing installation and replacement. Our roof contractors can work with flat roofing, low slope roofing, and shingles.
Contact Our Metal Roofing Contractors in Billerica, MA
Contact Action Roofing to ask our roofing contractors for an estimate of the cost of a low slope roof. We're happy to assess your current roofing system and determine if it would be safer and more cost-effective to repair or replace your roof. Our roofing contractors can also install new roofing on new construction projects. Contact us to learn more about our expert roofing services.