Flat Roof Installation
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Flat Roof in Utah

We work with various roof types at American Roofing, including flat roofs. While flat roofs are most commonly seen in commercial buildings, our contractors also have extensive experience installing and repairing them for apartments, condominiums, and other residential buildings in the Greater Salt Lake area. Here are some benefits of having a flat roof and the many styles and materials available.

Flat Roofing Types And Materials

Our local flat roof specialists handle a wide range of roof types and materials, including:

Membrane Roofing: These are installed as thin sheets of plastic or elastomeric membranes glued onto the roof. Modified bitumen, thermoplastic polyolefin, PVC, and synthetic rubber are common membrane roofing materials. Some common flat roof materials include:

  • Modified bitumen: Modified bitumen is a high-performance roofing material composed of asphalt reinforced with modifiers like polymers or rubber. This blend enhances the durability, elasticity, and weather resistance of traditional bitumen
  • Thermoplastic polyolefin: Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) is a versatile roofing material renowned for its durability and energy efficiency. Composed of a blend of polypropylene and ethylene-propylene rubber, TPO roofing membranes are known for their resistance to UV rays, chemicals, and punctures.
  • PVC: PVC is known for its exceptional durability, weather resistance, and energy efficiency, offering a watertight seal and resistance to UV radiation and chemicals.
  • Synthetic rubber: Synthetic rubber roofing material, commonly made from compounds like ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), provides a flexible and durable solution that withstands harsh environmental conditions.

Built-Up Roof: This traditional flat roofing method involves applying alternating layers of roofing felt (typically made of fiberglass) and asphalt. The top layer of asphalt is then covered in gravel or other chipped stones, providing sunlight and weather protection.

Benefits of a Flat Roof in Utah

Some of the main advantages of having a flat roof installed include:

Easy Installation and Repairs: Since there’s less chance of sliding off during installation, flat roofs are easier to replace and repair than pitched roofs.

Additional Space: You can turn the flat roof into a rooftop patio, an excellent place to relax and entertain guests.

Low Maintenance: Compared to a pitched roof, a flat roof’s ease of access ensures quick repairs with minimal specialized equipment.

What Our Clients Are Saying

As a REALTOR here in Salt Lake and the Secretary of the HOA for a local condo complex I can give my professional recommendation for American Roofing. I have used them with several of my clients with their single family residences as well as much larger projects with the 50 building complex that I am in charge of maintaining. They have been great to work with! The jobs are always done to satisfaction and if there ever is an issue they are quick to respond. I am careful about the companies I will work with and recommend to my clients because it is also my reputation on the line. I have no fear in giving them the contact info for American Roofing.

Darren Watson

Outstanding doesn’t even begin to describe the experience I had with American Roofing. I just recently bought a house and seems like as soon as I signed the papers the flat portion of my roof started to leak….in the middle of winter. I mainly rely on reviews of companies when deciding who to call. I called several companies and three showed up to give me an estimate. Jon Stott was absolutely amazing from the start and he explained the process to me and answered all my questions. Jon was the only one to do this out of the 3 companies that showed up and it’s because of him that I chose American Roofing. When looking at my flat roof for the estimate he informed me that the rest of my roofing shingles showed some wear and to keep an eye on it and probably within the next year or so it would need to be redone. He did not try to sell me on doing my WHOLE roof. The estimate I received was very reasonable and below the other bids I got. Jon was able to get me on the schedule and his guys were extremely fast and efficient. Once the job was completed, Seth (I think he was the project manager) called and made sure I was happy with the work and came and inspected it himself. I am definitely going to have American Roofing do the rest of my roof this year. Nothing beats the peace of mind and relief you feel when your roof no longer leaks. I would recommend them to anyone wanting that same peace of mind. THANK YOU JON!

Hilary Mills

I have been using American Roofing for several years now. I’ve used them for repairs and now they have replaced two flat roofs in the condo complex that I manage.

Their crew just finished replacing a flat roof in our complex. It’s a big job and we spent a lot of time getting bids and working with contractors to get what we wanted. American worked with us from start to finish of the bidding process and we ultimately selected them. This is now the second of our flat roofs that they have replaced and they have done a great job both times. Couldn’t ask for much more.

Their repair guys are also very knowledgeable and get the job done in pretty much any weather conditions. On one occasion they even had to shovel snow off the roof and use a heat gun to dry things out in order to make the repair.

I would recommend American Roofing for new/replacement roofs, as well as for repairs. Either way you’ll get quality work from knowledgeable crews.

Robert Hortin

I am on the HOA board for my condo association. Over the last three years I have had American Roofing work personally with me on three different jobs. They have been courteous and prompt on urgent matters. I have appreciated all the associates whether it be estimators, office staff or the ones doing the fix. I would recommend them to prospects looking for a good roofing contractor.

Ali Echevarria

…Your cooperation with our roofing consultant, Mr. Kraig Clawson, was outstanding. You completely read and understood the roofing specifications that were established as part of our project. Not only did you comply “to the letter” with these specifications you also provided us with insight on areas we missed to improve with the quality of our project.

Your staff that did the day-to-day work was also outstanding. We didn’t have one complaint about the way they went about their daily business. Any problems that came up were immediately addressed. I didn’t have any phone calls from any homeowners regarding how the job was being completed. Contrary, I had a lot of compliments on the way your staff was going about the business of putting on the new roofs at Essex Court.

Bottom line: American Roofing had done an excellent job for the Essex Court HOA. I would recommend (and have recommended) your services to anyone making an inquiry. I wish you all the success in the future.

Edward P. Kimball

We were very satisfied with our experience. The gentleman, Pedro that did our roof was very polite, very dependable, and a dedicated worker. Our roof looks fantastic. We have received many compliments from our neighbors. American Roofing was very polite and professional, and knowledgeable.

Jeff Hall

Flat Roof Repair vs Flat Roof Replacement

Flat roof repair typically involves identifying and fixing specific issues such as leaks, punctures, or damaged flashing. The process generally includes cleaning the affected area, applying patching materials or sealants, and addressing any underlying structural concerns.

In contrast, flat roof replacement involves a more extensive process of removing the existing roofing material, inspecting the underlying structure, and then installing a new roofing system. This may include adding insulation or making structural repairs before applying the new roofing material.

Why Choose American Roofing

American Roofing’s use of premium materials for flat roof installation guarantees durable, weather-resistant flat roofs that stand the test of time. American Roofing goes beyond just fixing the visible issues; we assess the overall integrity of the flat roof, addressing any underlying structural concerns that may contribute to leaks. With a reputation built on trust, reliability, and craftsmanship, American Roofing is a trustworthy choice for those seeking flat roofing services from your local roofing contractor.

Request a Quote for Flat Roof Services

American Roofing offers decades of expertise in residential and commercial roofing, including flat roof repairs and replacements. Our crew members are licensed, insured, and extremely skilled at their job, ensuring every customer is satisfied with our service.

Request a free estimate online or call our office at (801) 269-1276 for other service inquiries.

Flat Roof FAQS

Each flat roof system has unique advantages for your home or commercial structure. As such, the best flat roof is the one that fits both your budget and the building’s needs. Our Utah flat roof specialists are open for consultation and can recommend a system based on those factors.

The choice of material determines the longevity of a flat roof. How well it’s maintained, the roof degrades quicker. EPDM, PVC, and TPO membrane roofing can last 15 to 25 years.

Yes, converting a pitched roof to a flat roof is possible, though it’s more common to convert a flat roof to a pitched one. Remember that such a conversion can involve completely replacing or altering your current roof structure. If you plan on converting your existing roof, our flat roof contractors can account for this in your free estimates.

The thickness of a flat roof depends on the temperature and if you’ll use it as extra space. If the roof is expected to bear heavy loads and foot traffic, it should be thicker than normal. Before replacement, our flat roofing team will account for these issues.

A flat roof in Utah can potentially increase your insurance premiums as they’re not designed to carry heavy loads. They’re also more susceptible to water intrusion than pitched roofs. Flat roofs are at a higher risk of damage, so the insurance company may have to cover repairs more often.