What is a Low Slope Roof?

What is a Low Slope Roof?

Understanding the basics of roof slopes is crucial for choosing the right roofing materials, especially for commercial properties. A low slope roof, also known as a flat roof or gently sloped roof, has a pitch typically ranging from 1:12 to 4:12. Unlike steep-sloped roofs commonly found on residential buildings, low slope roofs require specific materials and installation techniques to effectively manage water runoff and ensure durability. At Tesson Roofing, we specialize in providing tailored solutions for commercial roofs with low slopes, offering a range of materials including TPO, EPDM, and Modified Bitumen. Here’s how we can help business owners find the perfect roofing materials for their commercial needs.

Characteristics of Low Slope Roofs

1. Minimal Pitch

Low slope roofs have a minimal pitch, which means they do not have a steep incline. This design requires careful consideration of materials to prevent water pooling and potential leaks.

2. Water Management

Effective water management is critical for low slope roofs. Proper drainage systems and durable roofing materials are essential to ensure water runoff and prevent moisture buildup.

3. Durability Requirements

Commercial properties often require durable roofing solutions that can withstand weather elements, foot traffic, and equipment installations on the roof surface.

Roofing Materials for Low Slope Roofs

1. TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin)

TPO roofing membranes are known for their durability, flexibility, and energy efficiency. They are heat-welded at the seams to create a continuous, waterproof barrier that resists UV radiation and chemical exposure.

2. EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer)

EPDM roofs are highly durable and resistant to ozone, weathering, and abrasion. These single-ply membranes are installed in large sheets, providing excellent waterproofing and long-term performance.

3. Modified Bitumen

Modified bitumen roofing combines asphalt with modifiers like APP (Atactic Polypropylene) or SBS (Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene) to enhance flexibility, durability, and UV resistance. These membranes are installed in multiple layers for added strength and protection.

How Tesson Roofing Can Help

At Tesson Roofing, we understand the unique challenges and requirements of commercial low slope roofs. Our expert team specializes in evaluating your property’s needs and recommending the most suitable roofing materials for optimal performance and longevity. Here’s how we can assist business owners:

Professional Consultation

We provide professional consultation to assess your roof’s condition and recommend the best materials tailored to your budget and operational needs.

Quality Installation

Our experienced technicians ensure proper installation of TPO, EPDM, or Modified Bitumen roofing systems, following industry best practices to maximize durability and waterproofing.

Maintenance and Repair Services

We offer comprehensive maintenance and repair services to prolong the lifespan of your commercial roof and address any issues promptly to minimize disruptions to your business operations.

Contact Tesson Roofing Today

If you’re considering a low slope roof for your commercial property or need expert advice on roofing materials, Tesson Roofing is here to help. Call (314) 932-1042 for your free estimate and consultation with our roofing experts. Let us partner with you to ensure your commercial roof remains durable, secure, and energy-efficient for years to come.