Flat Roof 

Installation and Repair

By True Roofing

Flat Roof Installation and Repair

Flat roofs are extremely common in commercial and industrial structures. In contrast to sloped roofs, they are usually almost level. If you need a flat roof installed, selecting the right contractor who will work with you from start to finish will give your building the look and strength it deserves. As the saying goes, "your roof is just as important as your building foundation."

The expertise of the roofing contractor who installs a flat roof is critical to its success. Flat roofs are significantly less expensive than many other available options. Because there is less risk involved, labor costs are much lower. Flat roofs are also simple to install and repair, in addition to being cost-effective. Because flat roofs are easy to climb, some flat roof repair jobs can be completed in under a day.

This article will take you on a journey to better understand flat roofs, the various types, the cost of installation and repair, and much more.

Types of Flat Roofs

Flat roofs are the preferred choice for many homes to achieve a more subtle appearance. Also, because of the versatility of flat roof designs. The following are the various types of flat roofs:

Single Layer Membrane

This roofing technology is the preferred shielding technology. They are mostly used in commercial buildings. These are the several types: 

  • Neoprene 
  • EPDM
  • PVC
  • Polymer-modified 
  • Chlorinated polyethylene, and 
  • Chlorosulfonated polyethylene sheets. 

Here, EPDM is the most preferred and is widely used in both residential and commercial buildings.

Modified Bitumen Roofing

This was developed in the 1960s to incorporate a polymer roof layer with BUR (Built-Up Roof) sheets. Among the installation methods are: 

  • Torch applied technique 
  • Cold applied technique 
  • Self-adhered technique 
  • Hot applied technique

This is known for giving the roof increased elasticity even in cold temperatures.

Built-Up Roofing

For a long time, this roofing type, also known as BUR, solved the house shielding problems. They are deployed in a variety of layers. Bitumen is used with a smoked ring hot-mop in this type of roofing system. The hot asphalt tar pitch combines with the bitumen-soaked roof felt to form a solid roof membrane.

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A consistent, reliable, and true to their word roofing contractor will do things the same high quality way every time. If a roofing company you're consulting has no predictable process, they also have no predictable results. In other words, the return on your investment with them will be a gamble. At True Roofing, our roofing process is the same whether it's for a minor roof repair or a major roof replacement. Our results are high quality, reliable, predictable, repeatable. 


The Inspection

The inspection is the first step many contractors skimp on. That's a mistake that can cost both you as the customer and the roofer dearly. That doesn't mean it has to take a long time, however. An inspection by an experienced and highly qualified roofing veteran can be conducted in 30-60 minutes and again, they will follow a set process with a checklist to ensure complete assessment of the situation. If a roofer is casual about assessing your roof and flippant about quoting you thousands of dollars for repairs or installation, we suggest you move on to another company. The inspection sets the ground work for everything else.


Working Out The Details

The quoting, discussion of budgetary concerns, payment options such as financing, and finally scheduling. If you have any special notes or concerns, if you have specific scheduling, if you want a certain type of shingle, custom metal roof, tile roof, etc., we will discuss all these details with you, answer every possible question you have, and ensure you're ready to move on. True Roofing will never use high pressure sales tactics, nor will we ever need to. You will see the value upfront, and we do everything possible to make our services as affordable as possible to everyone at all budget levels. No high pressure sales, ever.


Doing it Right the First Time

The last step is to actually get out there and do the work. Whether it's a minor repair, major repair, small installation, major replacement, your roofing crew will treat it with the same level of attention that we treat all our projects. Armed with the detailed inspection notes and knowing exactly what needs to be done, prepared with the schedule and time frames, and any special notes & concerns you may have, our crew can proceed along the previously agreed on plan and execute it flawlessly. The purpose of the process is to standardize results, and we carry that mindset into our work on the roof as well. Do it once, do it right.

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Flat Roof Installation and Repair Services

Flat roofs are extremely common in commercial and industrial structures. In contrast to sloped roofs, they are usually almost level.

Commercial Roofing

Choosing the right roof for your building is just as important as the building you are constructing. 

Commercial Roof Repair

A roof can be said to be the most important component of a building, and the most expensive.

Residential Roofing

Installing a roof is an important decision when building your home. There is a lot to consider.

Residential Roof Repair

Most roofs are very durable and rarely need repair. But like everything else,

Roof Maintenance Programs

The cost of repairing and replacing your commercial roof can be extremely costly,  

High Rise Roofing

High rise encompasses everything from apartments and condominiums to office buildings

Flat Roof Installation and Repair

Flat roofs are extremely common in commercial and industrial structures. In contrast to sloped roofs,

Slate & Tile Roofing Installation and Repair

Slates and roof tiles are very traditional and popular because they have been in use for a long time

Metal Roofing Installation and Repair

Metal roofs are very rewarding roofing systems to have. They are made of steel, aluminum, or copper

Emergency Roof Repair

Roof repair should generally be considered urgent compared to other building repair projects.

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Flat Roof Installation

Trying to figure out which roof is best for your new building can be as frustrating as dealing with a leaky or damaged roof. And if not done correctly, it can affect the value of your building. 

There are numerous roof types to choose from, which can be confusing for a new property owner. In this situation, the best thing to do is look for the best roofing contractors and consult with them. Consulting with them will help to clarify a lot of things. They can provide excellent advice on the best option for your building, as well as an estimate and any other information you require.

Also, a flat roof is the best option if you want to install a roof deck. They are concerned with energy efficiency and can build homes with an outdoor area on top of the roof. 

If properly maintained, a flat roof has a life expectancy of 20-30 years.

Flat Roof Repair

A leak on a flat roof is more complicated than on other types of roofs, but finding the source of a leak on a flat roof is simpler. Roof leaks can be more complicated than they appear because some damages may be concealed. 

When you suspect a leak in your roof, call a contractor to inspect it. If it is repaired early enough, you may be able to avoid additional costs. Delaying may result in more damage in the future. Most people prefer to use the same contractor they hired from the beginning for repairs and other issues with their roofing system.

There are several reasons why your roof may be leaking or damaged. Hail storms, hurricanes, wind damage storms, and a variety of other weather conditions are among the causes. Following any of these natural disasters, you should have your roof inspected by a contractor and any damage repaired.

At NE roofing contractors, we strive to establish positive working relationships with our clients and to always be on time. 

Here are some indications that your roof requires repair: 

  • Age: If your roof is too old, you should have it inspected by a roofer to look for damage. 
  • Roof Leaks: The first thing you should do if you notice a leak in your roof is call your contractor. This can assist you in avoiding irreversible damage in the future. 
  • Damaged Flashing
  • Busters and Cracks 
  • Accumulating water on your roof.

They are all signs that there is a problem with your roof and that you should have it inspected.

Flat Roof Installation Cost

You would need to consult a contractor for a survey and estimate to install a flat roof on your building. This consultation should cover not only the cost of the installation but also every other aspect of the process. 

A flat roof installation costs about $3 to $4 per square foot on average. Materials range from $1 to $4 per square foot, depending on what you buy. The cost is usually calculated based on the building's structure, size, materials to be used, and safety risks.

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Flat Roof Repair Cost

No matter how professional your contractor is or how excellent their work is, your roof will eventually fail. The majority of the time, it starts with leakage. As soon as you notice a sign of leakage on your roof, you should consider repairing it to reduce the risk of damage. Depending on who you consult, the average cost of repairing a flat roof is $1,200. NE roofing contractors make certain that you get the most bang for your buck. We work within your budget while providing excellent service.

Flat Roof Insurance

Roofs are viewed as having higher risks by some insurance companies. This is because they require more maintenance, which may result in a significant increase in the cost of your home insurance. As a result, finding an insurer willing to give you a quote at all is difficult. 

However, there are specialist insurers who focus solely on the risks associated with flat roofs. They cover metal, concrete, PVC, and other materials. Roof repair is typically covered by homeowners insurance unless the damage is the result of neglect or a lack of maintenance. 

To find out what kind of insurance you can get for your roof, you should contact an insurance company.


After installation and repair, proper maintenance of your roofing system is critical to having a long-lasting roof. You should have your roof inspected at least twice a year to ensure that no damage has occurred. Also, if there is a major weather event, you should contact your contractor. 

For better protection, many builders use modern flat roofing materials. These materials must be installed perfectly for water tightness and resistance. Flat roof material installation necessitates a high level of skill and precision. It is best to entrust your building to a licensed contractor for peace of mind.

As a reliable source, NE roofing contractors are licensed contractors who can be relied on to provide your building with the best roofing system possible. We have properly trained workers who prioritize your needs and use long-lasting materials to provide you with high-quality roofing. You can contact us for an inspection and estimate on your building. We offer a wide range of services for roofing in Jersey City, Manhattan and Woodbridge, as well as various other locations.