QUALITY IS BUILT-IN
Flat roofing is commonly found on commercial buildings with a low slope or slight pitch, but you will also find flat roofing on some contemporary designed residential homes. Most flat/low-slope roofs have a slight pitch that allows water to drain easily to the outside of the building, usually to scuppers and downspouts, or interior roof drains.There are several types of roofing membranes used on the market today (TPO, PVC, EPDM, Built-Up Roofing, Modified Bitumen).
In regards to quality & consistency, single-ply membranes have the biggest advantage over built-up roofing systems because the QUALITY IS BUILT-IN. Single-ply membranes are manufactured in a controlled environment where the quality is maintained and supervised, unlike the installation process of traditional built-up roof systems. Then, the single-ply material is shipped in rolls and ready to easily install, per the manufacturer’s specifications.
Below are some brief descriptions of the 2 most popular single-ply membranes on the market today:
- TPO : Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) is a durable, lightweight single ply membrane used on flat roofs. It is popular roofing due to its versatility, low installation costs, and energy efficiency capabilities. It comes highly recommended as a non-toxic and eco-friendly roofing material. The most common thickness for TPO is 45-mil and 60 mil. Up to a 25 year manufacturer warranty is offered on commercial install and up to a 30 year manufacturer warranty on residential. Most TPO systems can be installed over an existing roof, eliminating the need for messy tear-offs, reducing landfill usage and preserving our natural resources.
- PVC: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) roofing is a single-ply membrane, made of thick, flexible UV resistant thermoplastic material. Like TPO, It is popular roofing due to its versatility, low installation costs, and energy efficiency capabilities. It comes highly recommended as a non-toxic and eco-friendly roofing material. PVC comes in thickness of 25 mil, 45-mil, 60-mil and 80 mil. PVC is Class A fire rated and has up to a 30 year manufacturer warranty on commercial install and up to a Lifetime warranty by some manufacturers on a residential installation. Most PVC systems can be installed over an existing roof, eliminating the need for messy tear-offs, reducing landfill usage and preserving our natural resources.
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"Strong values... integrity and a customer-focused vision" — Bruce L.
We suffered hail damage and turned to Sam Carter and his Hillcrest Roofing team to replace our damaged roof with a new one. Sam worked closely and patiently with us to determine the color, weight, etc. And, the work was done perfectly and the clean-up afterwards was even better. No wayward nails anywhere. We highly recommend Sam Carter and his team if you have any roofing needs. As an added benefit, Sam’s strong Christian values are evident in the way that he conducts himself with integrity and a customer-focused vision. Can’t say enough good things about Sam and his team.
We are rather picky customers...completely happy with every detail of the work completed." — Dorothy & Stephen K.
We hired Hillcrest Roofing to replace our hail-damaged roof and gutters last year. The work also included adding additional soffit venting, attic insulation and window replacements. And of course, during the project, we added other work such as adding a back porch outdoor ceiling fan. We were 100% pleased and satisfied with Sam Carter and the crews that completed our project. Sam was extremely meticulous and attentive throughout the project. He planned the project, he managed all the work crews, and he completed the work on time as planned. Sam (Hillcrest Roofing's owner) has high standards of workmanship that he stresses with all crew members. We are rather picky customers, but we were completely happy with every detail of the work completed. Sam was also quite adept at navigating the insurance claim process, which was very helpful to us, and his invoices and contracts were sufficiently detailed and clear so that there was never a question of job scope or cost. Sam is a true professional who places customer satisfaction and workmanship as top priorities. We would wholeheartedly refer Sam and his team to others. We could not have been happier with him as a project manager or with the work completed by his crews.
“The quality of work, attention to detail, and cleanliness during the project was incredible.” — Scotty S.
After a major hail storm damaged our roof, gutters, fencing, and several windows, we hired Sam Carter with Hillcrest Roofing. What a great decision it was! They handled all the repairs to our home while assisting us with the insurance claims process. We are so thankful for the personal attention and clear communication throughout the process, such as determining the necessary repairs, insurance process, and follow up. The quality of work, attention to detail, and cleanliness during the project was incredible. Sam, his superintendent Lee, and their crew exceeded our expectations. They are dedicated, thorough, professional, and accommodating. Hillcrest Roofing does the job right! I highly recommend Sam and his team for your next project.