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More often than not, flat roofing is typically associated with commercial projects. However, given the rising popularity of more modern architecture, we have noticed an increase in the number of requests for flat roofing material solutions in residential roofing.

Whether your individual challenge is residential or commercial, Big Anchor Roofing And Gutters has the experience and craftsmanship needed to insure a successful flat roofing installation. We offer a variety of different materials (built-up roofs, modified bitumen, single-ply membranes, etc.) and can propose solutions specific to your roof. Give us a call for a free estimate at 336-745-9534. We look forward to hearing from you.

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    Why Choose Flat Roofing?

    Contrary to what the name implies, flat roofing is not actually flat. It has a very subtle slope—between 1/4 to 1/2 inch per foot—so that it drains water using gravity. The problem is that low slopes tend to hold snow and water much longer than a conventional pitched roof. As a result, it needs a special materials to stay watertight. Another difference is that, while standard sloped roofs typically have shingles that are overlapped like fish scales so that water slides over them, a flat roof is designed as a continuous surface capable of holding some standing water for a limited time.

    Each form of flat roofing material has specific pros and cons. Take a look and see which one fits your particular challenge.

    Membrane (Single-Ply/EPDM) Roofing

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    The most common type used for residential flat roofing is EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer), a synthetic rubber sheet material that is also used as pond lining.

    Membrane roofing consists of a layer of insulation board topped by sheets (the membrane) of EPDM rubber or other material. The EPDM membrane can be loose-laid and held in place with ballast, such as river rock or masonry pavers. The membrane can also be fastened or glued to the insulation layer.

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    Torch-Down Roofing

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    Torch-down roofing, named for the process used in installation, is a combination of two ingredients: modified asphalt and resin. These are melted together using a torch to form a thick layer that is waterproof, ideal for both commercial and residential use.

    Torch-down roofing tends to last from 15-20 years, and is extremely durable. It also requires very little maintenance and is easy to modify (to add a sunlight or additional piping, for example).

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    Modified Bitumen Roofing

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    Modified bitumen roofing (MBR) is a flexible coating, similar to asphalt shingles, and comes in rolled sheets. The sheets are rolled onto the roof atop a base sheet membrane.

    Typically, modified roofing is self-adhesive, and can be installed in a peel-and-stick fashion. It tends to be very lightweight, and performs well in colder weather. Modified roofing tends to last from 10-20 years.

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    Flat Roofing Not Right? Check Out Our Other Roofing Services

    Maybe you just don’t have a flat roof! Big Anchor Roofing And Gutters has extensive expertise with installing multiple roofing types. Look and see which one is right for you and your home.

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    The most common type of roofing is also the most affordable. Let us offer you a shingle show & tell.

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    If you’re looking for more longevity, metal roofing might be for you. It’s a long-lasting, weather resistant solution with its own sense of style.

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    An elegant solution with more durability that asphalt shingles, tiles can take your home value to the next level.

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    If you’re looking for the long haul, premium slate roofing has been known to last for centuries. It’s also extraordinarily beautiful.

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    If you’re looking for more longevity, metal roofing might be for you. It’s a long-lasting, weather resistant solution with its own sense of style.

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    Why Choose Big Anchor?

    It’s a fair question. And whether you’re looking for residential or commercial roofing service, the stakes are high. Big Anchor Roofing and Gutters is a family-owned business that has built a reputation of excellent service and commitment to customers over the last decade, one project at a time.

    We’ve earned this reputation by servicing the entire NC Piedmont, from Lewisville and Clemmons to Winston-Salem and Greensboro to Durham and Raleigh.

    Our craftsmanship and commitment to service has earned us a Grade A rating and 5-star reviews with the Better Business Bureau as a credited business.

    That’s why we’re confident in offering our Satisfaction Guaranteed warranty. We won’t quit until you’re fully satisfied, and your roofing challenges have been fully met.

    Check out some of our other services. Again, regardless of the challenge you face, we’re fully qualified and ready to help. Give us a call today.