Many of our posts have either focused on residential sloped roofing or commercial flat roofing. These tend to be the most common types of roofs that roofing contractors in Salem, Oregon are contracted for. However, there are a great deal of residential flat roofs out there, and there are some great material options available, so we want to take a moment to discuss those today. There are two primary flat roofing options we recommend and install. Keeping this in mind, Slate & Slate Roofing really prioritizes using quality, long-lasting products. As professionals and trusted experts in our field, we know our recommendations can have an impact in our customers’ lives. We do not install products we don’t fully trust in, and we would never recommend anything that we wouldn’t install on our own roofs. The two highest quality flat roofing materials for homes in our opinions are IB Roofing Systems PVC flat roofing and Bruce & Dana metal roofing.
There are some shared benefits for these two systems. Firstly, both are incredibly energy efficient and can help you save money on your energy bills. Both are also able to qualify you for tax credits for energy efficiency from the federal government. Both roofing systems can also easily last in excess of 35 years, which is longer than the 13 year average people spend living in a home in the US. Both also have easy drainage and great warranty options.
A large difference for most home owners will stem from the aesthetic difference and the cost difference. Many homeowners prefer the look of metal roofs, as they feel PVC roofs look too industrial (they are generally white, flat, and textureless). However, metal roofs are often a bit costlier than PVC roofs, though this is not always the case.
For more information on metal roofing, please refer to this blog post: Metal Roofing
For more information on IB/PVC roofing, please refer to this blog post: IB Roofing Systems
If you would like a free estimate from a top-rated Salem roofing contractor, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today at (503) 585-2338, or you can send us an email by using the contact form to the right-hand side of this page. We look forward to working with you.