FLAT ROOF REPAIR & REPLACEMENT in Sacramento

There are several types of FLAT ROOFS. Flat roof materials have changed since the old tar and gravel or BUR roofing, Now there are several other options when it comes to flat roof replacement. Most older commercial buildings were done with HOT TAR or BUR roofing and most could last around 20 years. These roofs are LEAK PRONE as they REQUIRE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE! The summer heat expands and melts the tar. When the cold weather comes the tar shrinks and cracks, especially around heat exhaust vents. Because these roofs are mainly flat, the water doesn’t run off and it pools up in low spots. Eventually these low spots get softer every winter until the water begins to penetrate the material and enter the attic. ​


TPO or SINGLE PLY ROOFING is the latest and greatest flat roof material available. These single ply materials are similar to a swimming pool liner in above ground pools. They consist of a PVC liner that is heat welded together to ensure it remains leak free. Imagine a swimming pool liner screwed down over your roof then heat welded over the screws. NO WATER CAN PENETRATE through this material. However, the main concerns for these new materials are durability. When installing a new TPO roof we recommend installing a 1/2″ foam insulation board first, then laying the TPO over the soft insulation board. This keeps small items from poking through this material, and protects it when someone walks over it to perform maintenance. TPO roofs only require maintenance every 5 years. STANDARD TPO INSTALLATION PRICES START @ $8.00 sq foot. 


TORCH DOWN ROOFING is a material made up of soft rubber that is melted together with a torch to become a full welded sheet of rubberized roof material. Torch down is a very durable roofing material that can be used on roofs or balconies that are walked on constantly. It has a thick rubber base with colored granules integrated into the top coat. It’s one of the better overall materials for flat roof applications. 

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There Are Several Types of FLAT ROOFS

Commercial flat roofing materials have changed. Most older commercial buildings in San Diego and Sacramento were done with HOT TAR or BUR roofing that mostly lasted around 20 years. However, the process to apply hot tar was very dangerous, as well as an environmental pollutant. These roofs are LEAK PRONE and they REQUIRE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE! The summer heat expands and melts the tar. When the cold weather comes, the tar shrinks and cracks. Because these roofs are mainly flat, the water doesn’t run off and pools up in low spots. Eventually these low spots get softer each winter until the water begins to penetrate the material and enter the attic.

TPO or SINGLE PLY ROOFING is the best flat roof material available and is not installed with any open flames like most flat roofs in San Diego. These single ply materials are similar to a swimming pool liner in above ground pools. A PVC liner is welded together using a hot air gun to ensure it remains leak free. Imagine a swimming pool liner screwed down over your roof, then heat welded over the screws. NO WATER CAN PENETRATE through this material. However, the main concerns for these new materials are durability. When installing a new TPO roof we recommend installing a 1/2″ foam insulation board first, then laying the TPO over the soft insulation board. This keeps small items from poking thru this material, and protects it when someone walks over it to perform maintenance. TPO roofs only require maintenance every 5 years. STANDARD TPO INSTALLATION PRICES START @ $7.00 sq foot

TORCH DOWN ROOFING is a material made up of soft rubber that is melted together with a torch to become a full welded sheet of rubberized roof material. Torch down is a very durable roofing material that can be used on roofs or balconies that are walked on constantly. It has a thick rubber base with colored granules integrated into the top coat.

However this material requires an Open Flame to be used and may cause fire!