Flat roofs are common throughout Louisiana. A flat roof is common in any mall, warehouse, apartment building, or school. This roof type is the most common choice for commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings because it is easier to install over large surfaces.
You’ll almost certainly have questions from the start, such as: is a flat roof the best choice for a home? Is it more expensive than a steeper-pitch option? Is it more difficult to install? What about ongoing upkeep?
Lone Wolf Renovations provides much of the information needed to make informed decisions for a lasting, sturdy cover for your investment, whether choosing a roof design for a new home or replacing/repairing a current flat roof.
Flat roofs, also known as low slope roofs, are less common in Louisiana residential construction because their low slope has a greater tendency to collect water rather than shed it, as its steeply pitched counterpart does. As a result, it may be less suitable for rainy or snowy climates.
Remember that all flat roofs have a slope of five to fifteen degrees to allow water to flow into drain systems (such as eaves, drainage holes, or outlets).
So, while flat roofs are ideal for drier landscapes, in climates with heavy precipitation, a properly installed flat roof can be an excellent choice for a homeowner – especially with ever-improving waterproof materials and installation techniques.
Flat roofs are an appealing aesthetic choice that gives homes a distinct shape. If you enjoy the scenery around your home, a flat roof can help to complement it without blocking the view.
Though a steeply pitched roof, the majority of the square footage of a flat roof is usable. This allows for the addition of a one-of-a-kind application, such as a rooftop patio, garden, or green roof. Solar panels are also popular among homeowners because they are much easier to install – and conceal – on a flat roof.
Because of generations of use in commercial flat roof construction, modern materials, and application techniques, and as viable, protective, and long-lasting alternatives to pitched roof counterparts, flat roofs are a cost-effective option for homes.
At Lone Wolf Renovations, we specialize in residential flat roof design and installation. Our team of professionals will help you find the right material for your home that meets your needs, budget, and personal preferences.
We use the following residential flat roof design materials:
The traditional hot-tar-and-gravel roof is constructed using three or more plies of waterproof material alternated with hot tar and ballasted with a layer of smooth river stone. Originally made of tar paper, these types of roofs are gradually being replaced with more advanced materials such as fiberglass membranes.
A single-ply rolled roof with a mineral-based wear surface, similar to an ice and water shield. The adhesive is heated as the material is unrolled in torch-down systems. Newer peel-and-stick systems are safer and simpler to use.
EPDM is an abbreviation for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer. It is built of synthetic rubber. This is a roofing material made of rubber. One of the benefits of EPDM is that it remains flexible even when temperatures change. It will not crack or split easily. It has an average lifespan of 22-30 years.
This technology, also known as Liquid Roofing, is growing rapidly in Louisiana as it becomes more familiar to the industry. This product is popular among users because it is simple to apply and provides even effective coverage.
If you have the budget, you should think about metal flat roofing. It has a higher cost for good reason. First off, metal roofing is adaptable. There are several options to choose from. Aluminum, steel, zinc, and copper are all options. You can also select from a variety of color and finish options. They are also more expensive because they are chemical-free, lightweight, long-lasting, and durable.
Regardless of the type of roof chosen, you’ll be well on your way to constructing a protective, long-lasting feature for your home with an experienced contractor and a solid understanding of materials and maintenance.
At Lone Wolf Renovations, you can expect residential roof services that meet the highest standards of quality. Our experienced technicians will guide you through every step of the process, helping to make sure your residential new flat roofs in Louisiana look great and last for years to come. Contact us today to get started with a free consultation!