PVC Flat Roof Installation Lincoln | ID Flat Roof

Today, when building a house, architects and engineers often prefer a flat roof to other types of roofing constructions. This option not only allows you to save on building materials and increase the living space of the upper floors or attics but also complements many modern architectural styles for which a pitched or domed roof simply does not fit from an aesthetic point of view. At the same time, the installation of a flat roof has its own characteristics because, in this case, the roof does not have a slope, which means that higher requirements are put forward for it in terms of loads and drainage.

PVC Flat Roof Installation
PVC Flat Roof Installation

At ID Flat Roof, we offer PVC roofing installation and replacement services throughout Lincoln, MA. We approach the design and implementation of flat roof projects from the point of view of professional experience because, in addition to the basic requirements, you also need to know which best material for a flat roof replacement to choose, how to install it correctly, and how to further maintain the integrity and strength of the roof from the selected material.

Our team, over the years of experience in the roofing business, has come to an obvious conclusion from the point of view of the pros. Today, it is PVC membrane that is the optimal material for covering a flat roof. We will tell you more about what qualities of this material make it the best choice, and how PVC membrane roofing is installed in Lincoln’s climatic conditions.


Specifics of Flat Roofs to Consider When Starting Roof Installation


Flat roofs are often used in the construction of modern high-rise buildings, administrative and industrial buildings, and suburban construction. In the latter case, they are most popular when creating low-rise buildings or outbuildings. They are indispensable in high-tech, loft, modern, minimalist projects, for houses in Scandinavian or Japanese architectural styles.

But due to a weak slope or its complete absence, flat roofs must meet the following requirements in order to reliably protect homeowners from weather issues.

  • A flat roof should provide reliable protection against rain and melt water and have a sufficient slope so that precipitation does not linger on it.
  • The structure should not deteriorate under the influence of severe frosts and the scorching rays of the sun, sudden temperature changes and strong hail.
  • It should perfectly cope with the heat-insulating function.
  • All materials used in the construction of the roof must be fire resistant.
  • The roof must be capable of withstanding heavy loads in the form of accumulating snow, ice, or rain if necessary. Impact resistance is equally important to prevent leaks from falling branches or wind-blown debris.

To meet all these conditions when installing a flat roof, the first step to success is to determine the best flat roof material and select a reliable manufacturer of such material.


Choosing the Best Material for Flat Roof Replacement or Installation


Most often, sheet or roll materials are used to install a flat roof. These options were not chosen by chance as they are as follows:

  • They are easy to install,
  • They are economically spent on a flat roof installation,
  • Such materials are easy to maintain.

Among the most popular types of roofing material for a flat roof, asphalt, glass isol, or membrane materials (EPDM or PVC) are distinguished. It is roofing with PVC membrane that today is considered the best possible option for a flat roof. There are 5 reasons for this:

  • The durability of the material. PVC membrane retains its integrity under the most difficult climatic conditions, it is resistant to winds and mechanical damage. The average service life of such material is at least 10 years, but as practice shows, with proper installation and maintenance, a membrane flat roof can last up to 50 years.
  • High vapor permeability and excellent waterproofing. If the PVC membrane on your roof is laid by a professional master, condensation will not form under it. In addition, the PVC membrane does not require additional lining materials for waterproofing and vapor barrier.
  • Easy installation. To install a PVC flat roof, a small set of tools is enough, first of all, rollers and a professional hot-air welder to heat the sheets. Also, PVC roofing installation can be performed by several methods, depending on the design features and area. PVC membrane installation is effective on any area of the roof, including installation on top of other roofing material for roof repairs.
  • Incombustibility and tolerance to aggressive environments. PVC membrane has low flammability, it does not deform when in contact with chemicals. In practice, this means compliance with high safety requirements and ease of maintenance of roofing material. It is enough to sweep snow deposits or fallen leaves and debris from a flat roof in a timely manner.
  • A minimum of seams, which further strengthens the design and minimizes the likelihood of leaks.

All these features make the PVC membrane a real must-have for owners of flat-roof houses.


PVC Membrane As the Best Choice for Lincoln Flat Roofing


As for the reasons to choose PVC membrane roofing in Lincoln, it is worth saying that this material is highly resistant to temperature fluctuations that are common to the local climate. It can withstand heavy rains and snowfalls as well as protect the house from tornadoes and harsh winds.


The Sample of ID Flat Roof Projects for Roofing Installation in Lincoln


To ensure that PVC roofing fits your expectations from the flat roof installation, take a look at our project recently performed in Lincoln, MA.

Photos before installing pvc flat roof
Photos before installing PVC flat roof
Installation process for PVC Flat Roof
Installation process for PVC Flat Roof
PVC Flat Roofing
PVC Flat Roofing

Our next project, a house in Lincoln, MA, has a several years old addition, with a roof that changes a pitch from being very steep in the top to almost flat toward a lower portion. The flat section of the roof had asphalt shingles, which created two problems: skylights started to leak and massive ice dams started to form during the winter time, allowing the thawing water to get under the shingles and inside the house. To fix these problems we decided to remove old asphalt shingles and install new 50-mil PVC membrane, mechanically attached over ½ inch Styrofoam insulation with bronze PVC coated drip edge to match the existing fascia color.

Once the old asphalt shingles were removed we installed insulation and PVC membrane, so that the upper part of the PVC flashing would go about 10 inches up under the remaining part of the roof. We had to use separation sheet (in this case we used GAF Deck Armor) to avoid the contact between PVC membrane and asphalt shingles because asphalt can damage membrane material.

We also had to remove about 10 inches up of the existing red cedar siding to allow proper wall flashing installation. On the chimney we removed old led counter flashing and installed new flashing made of PVC membrane with white aluminum counter flashing. PVC flashing was also used to install two new skylights and flash a bathroom pipe.

Once the installation was completed, the roof became absolutely watertight and thus resolving the issues that forced the homeowner to replace the roof. Even if ice dams form again, water would not find its way under the roof because all seams were welded with hot air, forming a single piece of a membrane on the entire roof. And let’s not forget the lifetime warranty IB PVC roofing material has!

As you can see, PVC membrane for flat roofing is a win-win idea. Especially when it comes to the climate that is natural for Massachusetts in general and Lincoln, MA particularly. When applying for experienced contractors’ services, you can get your flat roof installed within a day using PVC membrane. That kind of service is offered by ID Flat Roof. We guarantee the highest quality and fast roofing repair or installation in Lincoln to every our client.

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