Flat Roof with Peel and Stick Roofing for Elegant Houses

Designing a residential house, especially with peel and stick roofing, we want a maximum result that has a functional side and the existence of architectural art that spoils the eye.

Especially in this day and age, where residential homes seem to reflect the owner’s personality, so many people want to make their homes look modern, or at least different from conventional houses that have been commonly seen.

At some time back, conventional home design, in general, use a gable or triangular roof with a gentle slope. To get a different look that seems modern and present, you can try different things, namely by using a flat roof for the top of your residential home.

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At first glance, looks really flat without having a drainage channel for rainwater. However, rainwater drainage will indeed still have to be made so that your flat roof is protected from damage due to rain puddles. Flat-roofed buildings were originally established as industrial and commercial facilities.

In exterior design art development, a flat roof is now widely used in residential homes because it can give a minimalist modern, and elegant impression. A flat roof will indeed give an appearance with a different impression from conventional homes, thus making your residential house look luxurious and elegant.

However, one of the most obvious weaknesses is that you have to prepare sufficient maintenance funds for a flat roof if your location is in an area with high rainfall. This is, of course, due to the shallow degree of slope on the flat roof, so the potential for leakage is quite high when compared to the gable.

But you certainly don’t need to worry too much. Because of the selection of fit and quality materials, one of them is peel-and-stick. Then the application is carried out by professionals who are already experts in their fields, of course, will be able to reduce the potential for existing leaks to a minimum.

Peel And Stick Roofing Underlayment

One type of peel-and-stick is underlayment or asphalt roofs commonly used in houses in valleys or hills, with gray felt paper. This type of underlayment are waterproof but not waterproof.

This roof is classified as the most conventional type of roof, which is composed of three or more coating of waterproof material, then added with arranged and hot tar by alternating or crossing.

Peel And Stick Roofing Underlayment

At this time, this flat roof model will usually be added with stone and made of fiberglass rather than tar paper, sometimes also added gravel that will cover the roof from the sunlight (UV) and serves as an effective fire barrier. This type of roof is quite difficult to obtain, and the price is very high.

Peel And Stick Roofing Membrane

The flat peel and stick roofing membrane roof, also known as single-ply, is much lighter and thinner than the previous roof. The roof is composed of a waterproofing membrane-enclosed to the structure using good barbed plates, fasteners, and glue.

This roof is most often used for use in commercial constructions or residential.

Peel And Stick Roofing Membrane

This single-ply flat roof type is also already simple to use, peel-and-stick material, making it easy for homeowners to install their own flat roof. Some kinds of single-ply roofs include rubber roofing, TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin), and PVC (polyvinyl chloride).

Peel And Stick Roofing Pros And Cons

Peel and stick type flat roofs pros and cost generally require installation in two parts. First, spray insulation was applied to the roof, then covered with acrylic or urethane coating. Then, the mixture of gravel and sand is flattened on the roof on the roof after the spray is installed completely in both parts.

Spray-on and paint-on type flat roofs allow unlimited insulation with a waterproof layer that will cover the total roof surface. Flat roofs can last 10 to 30 years and can last longer if properly maintained and installed.

Although now flat roofs are excellent in the construction of modern buildings, there are some disadvantages of peel-and-stick, for example, the problem of standing water and the tendency to be more easily collapsed compared to ordinary roofs.

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