Flat roofs on residential housing are limited in Utah. Why? Mostly because of snow load and melting snow and ice pooling on the roof.
Some architects will design a home or portions of a home with a flat roof.
Flat roofs are not made with tiles or shingles. This type of roof requires a special treatment and coating. The details of this treatment is usually determined by the Architect and called out in the plans. Generally speaking, flat roofs are commercial applications and are not seen on residential homes. However, in certain circumstances on large very customized home, a flat roof might be the right design. Also, older homes were built with flat roofs. If this is the case for you, we will meet with you and discuss with you your options.
The most basic level, a flat roof consists of 3
- Basic layers
Even low slope roofs have minimal slopes so water, ice and snow can flow to the drains. Flat roofs can be a cost-effective option. Be aware, low slope or “flat” roofs are hard to replace because all 3 layers need to be removed. They are also more likely to have water damage and/or leak.
Do you already have a low-slope or flat roof and it is leaking? Raven Roofing knows exactly what to do to solve your problems.
STEP 1: Project Interview
Clearly understanding the issues and your concerns helps the estimator review the issues he will bid. He may order a satellite measurement of your roof. He will visually inspect the roof at the time of the appointment with you.
STEP 2: Estimate
We complete the interview and inspection. And, get the correct measurements. Then the estimator will use professional software to generate a detailed estimate for your review. We will discuss together any questions you have about it.
STEP 3: Job Approval
You agree that working with Raven Roofing is your best option. You sign the estimate and make your deposit payment. Raven Roofing then orders all materials needed to do your job right. Many times, your new materials will be loaded on to your roof by the supplier.
STEP 4: Work Commenced
On a date agreed with you, our crews show up make needed repairs. We clean up your site. All work is completed in 5 to 10 days.
STEP 5: PROJECT COMPLETED
The crew has done their job. You review the job with the Lead crew member or estimator. Everyone is happy! You make the final payment to Raven Roofing and live safely under a dry roof.
Frequently asked questions
What is your license number?
An important question to ask. If the roofer has a license number, you’re working with a roofer who complies with our building codes and licensing laws. Raven Roofing is licensed contractor. It also means that you will have potential more legal recourse in the event that something goes wrong with the work, too. Raven Roofing is compliant with the contracting laws in Utah.
Do you have Workman's Comp Insurance?
Asking this question is important. Workman’s comp covers our employees while on the job. If uninsured laborers do your roof, you could end up paying for the cost of injuries. Workman’s comp is mandated by the State of Utah and covers you, the roofer and the employee if an accident happens.
Do you use roofing subcontractors?
The simple answer is usually “no”. Although there are occasions when we may call in a more qualified worker who is an independent subcontractor. We ensure that our subcontractors might not have Contractor’s licenses and workman’s comp insurance.
What is the difference between a tear off and 2nd layer layover?
Are you going to install drip edge/edge metal when you install my new roof?
Drip edge and edge metal are small pieces of aluminum situated under the shingle, where it extends off the roof. This helps guide runoff into the gutters instead of behind them, protecting the wood and fascia of your roof. Some roofers may not install these protective barriers but it is ALWAYS in our bids.
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