A flat roof is a nearly horizontal roof commonly used in commercial or residential properties. Since metal panels can be weathertight and have concealed fasteners, it makes them the ideal roofing material for low-pitched roofs.
With a metal flat roofing system, you never have to worry about re-roofing again. Metal flat roofs provide many benefits such as:
A flat roof is a nearly horizontal roof commonly used in commercial or residential properties. You can often find them on warehouses, apartment buildings, schools and new modern homes. A flat roof is extremely versatile and has lower construction and repair costs compared to other roofing slopes and materials.
As you might expect, the design of a flat roof allows snow, rain, and ice to accumulate on the surface. Because this is a common issue, the roof design and material must be carefully planned for each building separately in order for it to function properly. This requires a keen eye and an experienced team of roofing contractors, which Hamilton Metal Roofing in Hamilton, ON provides!
Metal works fantastic on flat roofs that have a low pitch. Low slope roofs are more prone to water damage because there isn't much slope for rainwater to runoff. If water remains on the roof surface for an extended period of time, it can penetrate the roof, resulting in leaks and costly repairs. Since metal panels can be weathertight, it makes them the ideal roofing material for low-pitched roofs.
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Contemporary and modern homes are the most common type of residential structures with flat roofs. These homes are eye-catching, and many homeowners prefer the flat roof's simplicity and minimalist appearance. Switching from a sloped roof to a flat roof gives your property a clean, horizontal line and can draw attention to certain features while minimizing others.
Hamilton Metal Roofing has a team of flat roofers who understand the benefits and drawbacks of residential flat roofing. We are ready and willing to explain these benefits and drawbacks to any homeowner looking to add a modern, edgy touch to their home. Get in touch with our team today.
Flat roof installation and repair are not simple tasks. Although products and techniques have advanced, an expert team like Hamilton Metal Roofing is still required to install the flashing and roof material correctly. A sleek flat roof isn't worth the leaks caused by sloppy installation. We're available to speak with you at any time about installing a residential flat roof, so please reach out to us with your questions or concerns!
Our Hamilton customers are always looking for roofing solutions for their property. When it comes to residential flat roofing, a flat roof can be utilized in more ways than just a home’s roof. A flat roof may be the best option for a shed, dormers, or overhanging structures such as porches, garages, or even balconies.
It’s important to note that not every metal roofing panel works well for a flat roof. The best metal panels for the job is standing seam. Because of its concealed fastening system, standing seam metal roofing is completely watertight and can withstand standing water. Also, by using hidden fasteners, it eliminates any screw penetrations on the surface where water could potentially seep through.
With a snap lock standing seam profile, the metal panels are secured together by snapping together on one side. When the panels are longer than 40 feet, we use float clips, which allow the roof metal to expand and contract.
Snap lock is a very secure roofing system, but it isn’t as watertight as mechanically seamed because it doesn't have the extra seaming. As a result, snap lock will perform better in milder climates with less snowfall or rain. Snap lock, on the other hand, is easier to install because it requires fewer steps and labour.
There are two types of mechanically locked standing seam profiles; single lock (90-degree seam) and double lock (180-degree seam). Both panels can be mechanically or manually locked together. Whatever method is used, the edges are bent and the two panels are joined using a hidden clipping mechanism.
Because of the way the panels are fastened together, mechanically locked is the most weather resistant standing seam roof and is less likely to leak. This is an important factor when dealing with a flat roofing system because there will be standing water.
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