Designing a residential house, especially with peel and stick roofing of course we want a maximum result which not only has a functional side but also the existence of an architectural art that spoil 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. So 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.
At first glance, the flat roof with peel and stick roofing 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.
Then in the development of exterior design art, flat roof is now widely used in residential homes because it is able to give the impression of a minimalist modern and elegant. 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 very low 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 with the selection of materials that are fit and also quality, one of them is peel and stick roofing. 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.
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Peel And Stick Roofing Underlayment
One type of peel and stick roofing is underlayment or asphal roofs commonly used in houses in valleys or hills, with gray felt paper. Peel and stick roofing underlayment are waterproof, but not waterproof.
This kind of 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.
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 expensive.
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 waterproofing membrane which is inclosed to the structure using good barbed plates, fasteners and glue.
This roof is most often used for use in commercial constructions or residentials.
This single-ply flat roof type is also already with 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 (poly-vinyl 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 complete 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 the type of peel and stick roofing, for example the problem of standing water, and the tendency to be more easily collapsed compared to ordinary roofs.