Low slope roofs are roofs that have between ¼:12 to 3:12 pitch, and is often referred to as flat roofs. Today’s low slope roofing options have since expanded from traditional built-up roofing: commercial property owners and managers now have the choice between singly-ply membranes, modified bitumen, and even green roof systems.
As a leading commercial roofer in the Cleveland and Akron areas, let Campopiano Roofing share with you reasons why low slope roofs are the best choice for your commercial property.
It’s safe to inspect – The nearly flat slope lets you walk on your roof safely with minimal safety equipment. This allows easy and convenient routine inspections, which is necessary for keeping your commercial roofing in top shape.
It’s weather resistant – Low slope roofs are extremely resilient under extreme weather, making it an excellent choice for areas that gets hit by storms several times a year. You can choose built-up roofs with a gravel top layer for roofs with high foot traffic, such as a rooftop cafes. Or you can opt for TPO and EPDM options that conform with the roof’s surface, reducing chances of blow-offs, and yet can withstand hail, debris, and occasional foot traffic.
It requires little maintenance – Well-installed low-slope commercial roofing should present little difficulty when it comes to roofing maintenance. EPDM and TPO has a clean surface that lets you spot any roofing problem. Plus, repairs are done by simply patching up holes, and can be done in minutes with minimal manpower and cost.
It’s cool roofing-friendly – Cool roofs are roof that reflect the sun’s heat back up to the source, and emits some of the already-absorbed heat, not dissimilar to the way light-colored clothing keeps you cool under a blazing sun. The less heat absorbed by your building, the lower your indoor cooling requirements are, resulting in reduced energy bills,Most low slope roofing materials can be optimized as a cool roof, either by color—TPO is typically white—or by special coatings that reflect solar heat. You can even choose to have solar panels installed on the roof for additional long-term energy savings.
Campopiano Roofing serves property owners in Akron, Ohio and surrounding areas. To know more about low slope roofs, call us today at (330) 391-7799 or fill out our contact form to schedule a convenient time to meet with you and discuss your commercial roofing needs.