Flat Roofing Specialist in Scarborough

At Roofers Scarborough we specialize in providing a full range of roofing services for residential, commercial and industrial properties across the city and the rest of Greater Toronto. We offer a range of flat roofing services including installation, maintenance and repair. Flat roofing is a popular choice for roofing in Toronto and surrounding areas, they are affordable, durable and energy-efficient. With proper care and maintenance, your flat roof can last for years to come. 

​What is a Flat Roofing System?

A flat roofing system is just as what the name suggests, it is a horizontal roof with very minimal slope. It is mostly used in large commercial and industrial properties, although a growing number or residential builders are starting to use this common roofing style. Flat roofing offers excellent insulation, creates additional floor space, can withstand all types of weather and most of all it is affordable. There are different types of flat roofing systems:

Built-Up Roof (BUR)

The built-up-roof is most often made with three or more alternating layers of hot tar and gravel and an aggregate layer of coating, usually made of fiberglass or ply sheets. The surface is often finished with a top layer of gravel or other mineral, this protects the roof from weather damage and UV rays. It is one of the most common flat roofing systems because it is durable yet inexpensive with materials available locally. This beautiful rooftop is naturally fire-retardant, offers excellent weather proofing and great insulation. It is a low-cost, low-maintenance roofing option, ideal for residential and commercial use.


Modified Bitumen

The modified bitumen is a type of membrane roofing made of a single-ply polymer reinforced with polyester fiber matting or fiberglass sheets for increased strength and durability. Sheets of Modified Bitumen is rolled on to the roof and applied with adhesive. This can be done in two different ways; using a heating element like a blowtorch or a friendlier peel-and-stick system. Installation can be difficult and requires a professional roofer to get the job done right. Modified bitumen is an excellent protective material against water, ice and inclement weather. The light colored mineral base also reflects sunlight efficiently reducing energy costs.

EPDM Roofing

EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) is another type of membrane roofing system that uses a single-ply, high-performing rubber sheet. It is made up of carbon black, zinc oxide, ethylene propylene diene polymers and oils. It is ideal for flat roof applications because of its extra strength, elasticity and durability. EPDM comes in large rolls of material and is usually ballasted or mechanically fastened, high-grade seam tape is also used to bond sheets together and create a waterproof roofing finish. An EPDM roof is extremely flexible, can withstand extreme weather conditions and leaks are easily detected and patched. The material's relatively light, highly resistant to scuffs and tears.

Silicone Roof Coating

A silicone roofing is a spray-on roof coating. By far this is the easiest to install and offers seamless application when done by a trusted Toronto roofing expert. Silicone roof coating is resistant to ponding water and is highly reflective, making it an energy efficient flat roofing material. Currently it is one of the most expensive flat roofing option but also the most effective.

Your Local Scarborough Flat Roofing Expert

Not sure what type of material is best for your flat roofing? Contact your local Scarborough roofing expert for advice. We will be more than happy to help you with your roofing choices. Call us at 647-952-1918 or leave a message on this page for a FREE estimate!

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