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Which Silver Coating or Asphalt Aluminum Paint to use?

The question is which brand Silver Coating to use when it comes to protecting your roof against Ultraviolet.

Silver coating is an asphalt base liquid that has aluminum flakes mixed into it. These aluminum flakes give it the appearance of silver thus the name “Silver Paint”

It is important to protect your roof against Ultraviolet. Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber membrane without ceramic granules must be coated with this silver paint. The old hot asphalt tar roofs also needed to have protection and the same Asphalt Aluminum Paint was used.

There are many brands of Silver Paint that can be purchased at Home Depot or Lowes or a local Hardware store. Unfortunately, these are the cheaper brands and does not last very long. It is better to go with a better brand and have your roof protected for a longer period.

Karnak Aluminum Asphalt Silver Paint for flat roofs

Karnak Aluminum Asphalt Silver Paint

Karnak provides the best Silver Coating for and Asphalt based roof. We have been using Karnak for over 30 years and never had any issues. We recommend the non-fibrated silver paint.

As all aluminum silver paints, while applying this paint, you have to stir it almost every minute with a paint stirrer attached to a cordless drill or screw gun. The reason is that the aluminum flakes that are in the asphalt solution sinks or settles to the bottom very rapidly.

Henry-Fibered-Aluminum-Paint or Silver Coating can be bought at Home Depot

Henry-Fibered-Aluminum-Paint or Silver Coating can be bought at Home Depot

There are many brands that can be bought at the nearest Home Depot or Lowes. These brands are usually not the same quality that you buy at a roofing supply.

Henry-Fibered Silver Paint can be used if you don’t have access to a roofing supply house.

Gardner-Silver-Dollar Roofing Reflective Paint

Gardner Silver Dollar is a good brand. If you can’t find Karnak, then Gardner is also a good choice of Asphalt Roofing Paint. All these roof coatings will do the job.

Valspar Heavy-Duty Aluminum Paint

Valspar-Heavy-Duty-Aluminum-Paint

Valspar Aluminum Paint is not to be used on roofs. This silver paint does not have the asphalt bonding properties like the other coatings.

Watch this video on how to apply Aluminum Asphalt Paint to an Asphalt Roof.

Warning about Silver Coatings or Aluminum Asphalt Paint

These coatings or paints are not to be used to fix a leaky roof. So often we see people apply these silver coatings to seal a leaky roof.

Before you consider to paint your roof with Aluminum Paint or Silver Paint, you must make sure it is free from any leaks. It is very hard to make roof repairs after the Silver paint has been applied. It is even harder to find the leaky areas after coating the roof.

Silver Paint or Aluminum Asphalt Paint is a reflective coating to protect the rubber membrane against Ultraviolets. It is not to stop leaks.

This Modified Bitumen Rubber Roof has Silver Paint on it. It will protect the roof for a very long time

Queens NY – Flat Roof Repair- Fixing others mess

Scupper on Flat Roof Queens NY full of tar - Had to clean this mess up to make the necessary flat roof repairs

A scupper full of tar will not solve the problem – This had to be removed to make the necessary flat roof repairs – Queens NY

Rubber membrane to the scupper was not welded to the roof - Queens NY

Rubber membrane to the scupper was not welded to the roof – Queens NY

Removed all the tar from the scupper. Now the scupper is ready for a new rubber membrane transition to the flat roof - Queens NY

Removed all the tar from the scupper. Now the scupper is ready for a new rubber membrane transition to the flat roof – Queens NY

Parapet Wall prepared for rubber membrane cover - Queens NY

Parapet Wall prepared for rubber membrane cover – Queens NY

Covering parapet wall with Modified Bitumen Torch Down rubber membrane

Covering parapet wall with Modified Bitumen Torch Down rubber membrane

Parapet wall and scupper after the rubber membrane was installed- Queens NY

Parapet wall and scupper after the rubber membrane was installed- Queens NY

Patching flat roof with rubber membrane in Queens NY

Patching flat roof with rubber membrane in Queens NY

Metal Cap transition to slate roof on Flat Roof in Queens NY

Metal Cap transition to slate roof on Flat Roof in Queens NY

Metal Cap on Flat roof transition to Slate roof Queens NY

Metal Cap on Flat roof transition to Slate roof Queens NY

Chimney not properly flashed on a flat roof repair queens NY

Chimney not properly flashed on a flat roof repair Queens NY

Chimney wrapped with Rubber Membrane on flat roof Queens NY

Chimney wrapped with Rubber Membrane on flat roof Queens NY

Skylight flashing on Flat roof repair in Queens NY

Skylight flashing on Flat roof repair in Queens NY

metal cap joint - rubber membrane to make a permanent transition

metal cap joint – rubber membrane to make a permanent transition

Flat Roof Repairs – How to fix a leaky Roof in PA – Roofing Repairing

Flat Roof Repairs – How to Fix a Flat Roof in Pennsylvania

There are basically three types of roofing materials found on flat roofs throughout Pennsylvania. They are:

Select the type of Flat Roof Material you are interested in and see how to make the proper flat roof repairs.
Click here to determine what flat roof material you have.

When you want to make a flat roof repair, then it is important that you get the right materials and tools for each different flat roof material. Using the wrong products can ruin the roof membrane and become more costly.

 

For Flat Roof Repairs Call:

Address: 192 McCullough Rd, Latrobe PA

Tel. 203 858 0080

 

List of  “How to locate a flat roof leak”  – Pennsylvania

Flat Roof Repair in Pennsylvania – How to Fix a Leaky Flat Roof – DIY Guide. How to Fix a Flat Roof Guide covers Flat Roof Repair of EPDM Rubber, TPO Vinyl, and Modified Bitumen Torch Down Roofing. This includes:

Living in Pennsylvania has its benefits. There are many Home Depot’s and Lowe’s as well as Roofing Supply Warehouses to buy products from to make roofing repairs. Make sure you always buy the highest quality roofing materials to make the necessary flat roof repairs.

Warning: Never buy Tar or “Roof Cement” from Home Depot or Lowe’s. The brands they carry will make more a mess than fix your flat roof. Here is a list of brand names to stay away from:

  • Henry Asphalt Roof Cement
  • Gardner Flexx-Bond Rubberized Roof Coating and MB Adhesive
  • BLACK JACK 4.75-Gallon Fibered Waterproofer Roof Sealant

 I do give you brand names that are best to buy in the Flat Roof Repair Guide.

DIY Flat Roof Repair Checklist

  • Step 1Determine what type of flat roof repair you need to make by determining the roofing materials – is it an EPDM, TPO, Tar, and Gravel or a Torch Down?
  • Step 2Find out how old the roof isEPDM, TPO do not last much longer than 15 years. Torch Down can continue indefinitely
  • Step 3 – Look for apparent problems around vents, drains and other objects
  • Step 4 – Check the pitch pockets, flashing, cracked skylights, storm damage, holes made by flying debris from a storm
  • Step 5 – Clean or wash the roof to expose issues easier
  • Step 6Clean out drains and gutters regularly
  • Step 7 –  Apply compatible sealant where holes, cracks are visible causing leaks
  • Step 8 – Replace broken skylights and vent boots
  • Step 9 – Find an experienced roofer – not a handyman, to make the necessary repairs

Home Depot and Lowe’s in Pennsylvania have Sub Roofing Contractors that could be available if you needed an experienced flat roof repair person.

This Video is about “How to Repair a Flat Roof” that has a Torch Down Rubber membrane. Follow the links to see how to make flat roof repairs on different roofing materials. In Pennsylvania, all three type of roofing systems are commonly used.

This video shows how a pitch pocket could cause a leak in a flat roof. Pittsburgh

It is not always easy to locate what causes a leak on a flat roof. From experience, we know flashing against brick walls, chimneys are very susceptible causing leaks and also Pitch Pockets on commercial roofs are know for causing leaks. Watch the video to see how to look for a leak and then what you are supposed to do to fix a flat roof leak.

There are many flat roofs in Pittsburgh that have Pitch Pockets. How to Fix Leaks of on Flat Roofs guide will be a great help.

DIY Flat Roof Repair support is available in all states:

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Massachusetts

How to “Repair a Flat Roof Guide” – Follow the Instructions and make a list of things to do

Flat Roof Repair can be as easy as using s little caulk or tar. Finding the leak can be a problem. Look for the obvious. Things that can be obvious are places like flashing, vent pipes, drains, skylights. It should be relatively easy to spot a problem if there is a leak.

When it comes to seams, then it is harder to find a leak in the roof. This takes an experienced eye to detect a leak.

A list of places to look where a possible leak on the flat roof can occur:

Flat Roof Repairing is easy to perform once you have located the problem area. Very few tools are required to make a flat roof repair and the cost of repairing is minimal.

1. Skylights on flat roofs

Making Skylight Repairs on a flat roof can be tricky. Here are a few tips where you can begin.  Check the following on a skylight:

  • Skylight flashing – make sure that the rubber membrane has not come loose from the metal flashing. In some cases, the rubber membrane is the flashing as well and is tucked underneath the skylight frame. In other circumstances, the membrane is attached to the skylight flashing. Pull up on the membrane and see if you can lift it from the flashing. It should be tight and secure
  • Skylight Dome and Frame – when the glass or plexiglass dome of the skylight is secured with a metal frame, then it is likely that the rubber gasket that seals between the glass and the frame has dried and cracked

This 3 D video shows where an EPDM Rubber Membrane can leak around a skylight and other flashing areas. – Pennsylvania

  • Corners on skylights – In many cases where the rubber membrane is galvanized around the corners of the skylight, can cause leaks due to the seams separation
  • Cracked Plexiglass – The plastic or plexiglass domes on skylights crack due to ultralight exposure
Pennsylvania - Plexiglass on skylight can crack - Flat Roof Repair - Pittsburgh

Wasco is a skylight manufacturing company and has agents that sell their skylights in Pennsylvania. The image above is a Round Domed Skylight made by Wasco.

 

Here is a list of Wasco Skylight dealers:

Allied Building Product
  • Pittsburgh – 38.97 miles
    Tel: (412) 771-1110
    Akron – 120.52 miles
    Tel: (330) 622-4173
    Leesburg – 128.16 miles
    Tel: (703) 779-2030
    Gaithersburg – 142.37 miles
    Tel: (301) 294-1960
    Rockville – 144.68 miles
    Tel: (301) 294-4611

    11 Ann St Oakmont, PA 15139-2004, United States
    412 828 1016

  • Brookside Lumber & Supply
    500 Logan Rd Bethel Park, PA 15102-1514, United States
    412-341-3600

2. Bathroom Vent pipes – Flat roof repairs

Vent pipes piercing through a rubber membrane can become the cause of a flat roof leak. The rubber gasket or “roof boot” deteriorates over time and crack causing the leak.

  • Check the “roof boot” around the vent pipe
  • Check the rubber membrane and seams that attaches to the metal flange of the “roof boot”
  • Sometimes the “tar” that is used to seal the  pipe to the rubber, gets dry and crack, causing the leak
Flat Roof repair vent Boot - Vent pipe on flat roof repair - Latrobe, PA

Bathroom Vent pipe with a Roof Boot – To make a flat roof Repair, you need to identify the leak areas. The vent pipes are prone to leak.

3. Pitch-Pockets on flat roofs causes leaks

A Pitch-Pocket is a bottomless container that is placed on a flat roof where airconditioner pipelines and wires are fed through. After the wires and pipes are fed through, the container is filled with liquid “tar” or roof cement to seal around the wires and pipes.

  • Check the pitch-pocket and see if it is full to the brim with tar. Many times this tar will dry and shrink and cause a low spot in the container. When it rains, this low spot will collect water, and water will eventually leak through where the wires and pipelines are.
  • Check the foam insulation that covers the pipelines. This foam deteriorates and causes openings where water can leak through the Pitch-Pocket.
  • As a precautionary step, these pitch-pockets should be filled to the brim at least once a year.
  • When looking for a leak on a flat roof, always check the pitch pockets to see if the tar in them is filled to the brim.
  • Flat Roof Repairs can easily relate to a Pitch-Pocket that has wires and pipes going through it, and all you need to do is make sure the insulation foam around the pipes is not the cause of the leak.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Flat roof repair - An Example of a Pitch-Pocket -Flat Roof Fixing a Pitch-Pocket on a flat roof. Make sure it is filled with tar to the brim

An Example of a Pitch pocket with Tar. Notice the foam insulation around the pipes is all torn. This cause leaks on flat roofs

4. Flashing on flat roofs causing leaks

Flashing is probably the biggest cause of flat roof leaks. Many roof technicians will not take their time and make a proper flashing transition from a rubber membrane to flashing. This can be attributed to lack of experience or did not charge enough for the job.

Locating flat roof leaks – This video points out how counter flashing, if not done right, can cause a leak. 

  • Counter flashing – whenever flashing is used where a roof meets a wall, there must be proper counter flashing. Counter flashing is when siding or stucco or any other methods are used to cover the flashing from the top side. One should never be able to see the edge of a flashing.The vertical section should be covered by stucco, wood siding, or even other metal. The horizontal part that lies flat on the roof, should be covered by the rubber membrane.
  • Test the rubber adhesion on the metal – try to pull the rubber membrane away from the metal, if it comes up easily, then that could be the cause of the leak.
  • Check for cracked stucco or siding – If the siding or stucco has cracks in it, then the counter flashing is compromised.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Fixing a Flat Roof Installing Counter flashing - This is where a lo0t of flat roof leaks starts - Flashing is a very important part of a flat roof

Installing Counter Flashing – To fix the roof leak on this flat roof we had to install counter flashing. We used an angle grinder to cut a slot into the wall where the metal flashing can be inserted.

Flat Roof Repair – Installing Counter Flashing

The brick wall in the image shows that the membrane was brought up the wall about 12 ” high. They then adhere the roofing membrane to the wall. This way of making flashing doesn’t work. The membrane will eventually pull away from the wall. We cut a slot into the brick wall at a 30 degrees angle.

After the slot was cut, we inserted a metal counter flashing that hang over the membrane. This is what counter flashing is and how it is done.

Flat Roof Repairs mostly involves flashing on flat roofs that were not done correctly.

Flat Roof Repair - after cutting the grove in the brick wall, the counter flashing is installed -Flat Roof Repair - Membrane is not attached to drain and caused leaks - Philipsburg, PA

Counter Flashing Installed – After cutting the slot into the brick wall, a metal flashing was inserted into the slot and that went over the membrane to cause the flashing. Philipsburg, PA

5. Chimneys – the Cause of Flat Roof Leaks

The counter flashing on chimneys is always a problem on chimneys. Many times, the counter flashing has to be embedded in the stone or brick wall. This is where most people don’t get it right.

  • Check if the sealant that is used on the counter flashing still holds
  • Check if the counter flashing is still intact
  • Check for cracks in the chimney
  • Inspect the chimney crown – This is the topmost part of the chimney – Most of the time, these cement slabs crack and causes leaks.
  • Make sure the rubber membrane is properly attached to the flashing on the chimney.

In the image, notice where the metal flashing meets the cement grout. That little crack is where water leaks from on a flat roof

How to Fix a Flat Roof in Altoona, Pennsylvania - Flashing on chimney is leaking. Seal the flashing where it meets the cement

Chimney flashing causing leaks – to be able to fix flat roof leaks, you need to identify what causes the leaks. See the flashing in this image – How to Fix a Flat Roof in Altoona, Pennsylvania – Flashing on the chimney is leaking. Seal the flashing where it meets the cement

7. Drains – Flat roof repairs around drains

When a drain is leaking, it is not always necessarily what causes the leaking. Because the drain is normally lower than the rest of the roof, a leak could start somewhere else and flow towards the drain underneath the roof membrane.

To locate a leak around a drain area do the following:
  • Try to open the ceiling where the drain is coming through the roof and make a visual inspection
  • Clean all debris that has accumulated around the drain and strainer
  • Remove the strainer to make a visual inspection of the drain pipe from above
  • Make a close-up inspection of the roofing membrane and the drain flange to see if it hasn’t separated
  • If you cant find an obvious problem, call an experienced roofing technician to find and repair the leak
Flat Roof Repair - Membrane is not attached to drain and caused leaks - Philipsburg, PA

Flat Roof Repair – The rubber membrane was never attached to the drain flashing in this image – Phillipsburg Pa

8. Dripedge – Locating the roof leak at the perimeter of the roof on the drip edges

Drip edges are made of metal and make the transition from the roofing membrane to the gutter or edge of the roof

Things to inspect to see if the drip edges are causing roof leaks:

  • Inspect to see if the membrane is still attached to the metal edging on the perimeter of the roof
  • Check where two drip edges overlap for a potential gap or crack on the roof
  • Make sure the drip edges are still properly attached to the substrate
  • If gutters are present, make sure the drip edges are pointing into the gutter and not behind the gutter

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Flat Roof Drains

Always make sure you have a large metal drain strainer for a flat roof repair
It is important to have a correct draining system on a flat roof to avoid structural damage. Drains must be sized correctly and placed in the right location to be effective. Main Page: Drains, Scuppers, Gutters Other Articles:

Rubber Membrane Repair Torch Down – DIY Videos

Flat Roof Repair - Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Texas, California
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  2. Other Articles:
  • Materials and Tools list  with instructions to fix a Torch Down Rubber Roof
  • What to look for before making roof repairs
  • Comparing Torch Downs with other Roof systems
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TPO Vinyl Membrane Repair

TPO Tools for Flat Roof Repair in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Texas, California
Articles/ Videos about TPO Membrane:
  1. Main Page: How to repair a TPO membrane
  2. Other Articles:
  • TPO and PVC Roofing - Single Ply Roofing System
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of a TPO roof
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EPDM Rubber Roof Repair

EPDM Tools for a Flat Roof repair - CT, PA, NY, CA, TX, CA
Articles/ Videos about EPDM Rubber:
  1. Main Page: DIY  EPDM Rubber Roof Repair instructions
  2. Other Articles:
  • Comparing EPDM Rubber with Torch Down
  • Explaining three types of Rubber membranes
  • Ultra Violet Degradation of EPDM Rubber
  • EPDM Rubber Roof Issues
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How to Determine the Type of Flat Roof Membrane to make roof repairs

Tools to repair rubber membranes
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Flat Roof Repair – How to Fix a Leaky Flat Roof – DIY Guide – Videos

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Below are the Three images of the Three Different Types of Roofing membranes found on flat roofs

Torch Down Rubber Membrane 

This is what a Torch Down Rubber Membrane looks like. The membrane come in three foot wide rolls and the seams are fused together with a torch.

When making flat roof repairs on a Torch Down Roof, you can use any petroleum product as in tar, butyl caulk. This roof in the image has a white granular embedded on the surface to protect it from ultraviolet rays.

Many times a plain torch down membrane is installed with no granular, then a silver coating must be applied to protect it.

How to Fix a flat roof Pittsburgh, PA - It is a Torch Down Rubber membrane over Tar and Gravel

Torch Down Rubber Membrane – How to Fix a flat roof Pittsburgh, PA – It is a Torch Down Rubber membrane over Tar and Gravel

EPDM Rubber Roof Membrane

This is what an EPDM Rubber Roof Membrane looks like. It is black, and have a smooth surface. The seams can be from ten feet to twenty feet apart.  When you need to make flat roof repairs on an EPDM rubber membrane, the first thing to check is the seams. The adhesives that are used to bond the seams together, prematurely fail, due to the extreme heat and ultraviolet.

The adhesives that are used to bond the seams together, prematurely fail, due to the extreme heat and ultraviolet. EPDM rubber roofs generally don’t last more than 8 years without severe issues and repairs.

How to repair a flat roof in Pittsburgh PA - Roofers shows you How to make repairs on your flat roof

EPDM Rubber Roof Membrane – Repairing, patching and making EPDM Rubber flat roof repairs – How to repair a flat roof in Pittsburgh PA – Roofers shows you How to make repairs on your flat roof

TPO Roof Membrane

This image shows what a TPO Roof Membrane looks like. These roofs are generally good and will last up to 20 years. It is a better roof than that of an EPDM Rubber membrane but it is still susceptible to ultraviolet rays. In the video above I showed how the TPO Roof is at its end due to ultraviolet degradation.

How to fix a Flat Roof - TPO Roofing - Greensburg PA, this is a TPO Roof that started to leak

TPO Roof Membrane – Mending and fixing flat roofs is what we do. Patching TPO membranes How to fix a Flat Roof – TPO Roofing – Greensburg PA, this is a TPO Roof that started to leak

Erik Ferreira - Roofing Contractor in Pittsburgh, PA

Erik Ferreira – Commercial Roofing Contractor – Flat Roof Repairs in Pennsylvania

Erik is my oldest son (roofing contractor) and is 27 years old. He has been in Flat Roof Repairs before he left school during vacations. He has decided to take the business further and keeping it in the family. With all the flat roofing experience and knowledge passed down, you can be assured to get the best service and product.

Fix, Patch or the Repair of Flat Roofs in Pennsylvania

We are Roofing Contractors for the Installation and Repairs of Flat Roofs. With our experience of over 30 years, we can troubleshoot and repair any roof leak. Commercial and residential flat roofs are all the same. Most roofs can be repaired even if they were badly installed.

Free Estimate call:

203 858-0080

Andre Ferreira - Roofing Contractor We service the following counties in Pennsylvania: Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver, County, Bedford County, Berks County, Blair County, Bradford County, Bucks County, Butler County, Cambria County, Cameron County

Andre Ferreira – Commercial Roofing Contractor in Pennsylvania

Andre is the second oldest son (roofing contractor) and is 25 years old. He started when he was 16. He has always been hands on all aspects of roofing. When it comes to troubleshooting a leak, he is the one that beats everyone. Now that my sons are running the business, you can be assured of receiving quality service and knowledge that is passed down.

Andre Ferreira – Roofing Contractor We service the following counties in Pennsylvania: Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver, County, Bedford County, Berks County, Blair County, Bradford County, Bucks County, Butler County, Cambria County, Cameron County

Pitt Roofing Contractor – Monroeville PA

Pitt Roofing Contractor - Monroeville, PA

Pitt Roofing Contractor - Monroeville, PA
Pitt Roofing Contractor - Flat Roof Repairs and Installation

Single Ply and Two Ply Roofing Systems

There are 5 types of single ply roofing systems commonly used on flat roofs. They are EPDM, TPO, Modified Bitumen Cold Apply, Modified Bitumen Self-Adhering and Modified Bitumen Torch Down systems. Pitt Roof specializes in a 2 ply rubber roofing system which is the Modified Bitumen Torch Down membrane. The 2 ply system consists of a fiber base sheet with a self-adhering modified base attached to it, which is considered the first layer. The second layer is the Modified Bitumen Torch Down membrane which includes embedded ceramic granules for protection against harmful ultraviolet light.

All single-ply roofing systems come with warranties of between 15 and 20 years, however, the 2 ply rubber roofing system, we specialize in, comes with a 40-year warranty. more…

Pitt Roofing – Monroeville, PA – Installation and Repairs 

At Pitt Roofing, we provide the highest quality flat roof installation and repairs. Our Commercial roofing teams are highly trained and qualified to install any type of roofing. This includes Modified Bitumen Torch Down, TPO, and Metal Roofs.

We are fully Insured and Bonded and follow engineering and architects specifications.

Pitt Roofing has been in business for over 15 years. Our reputation speaks for itself. Our sales staff will provide you with Free Consultation and a written estimate of the cost of the project.

Pitt Roofing – Monroeville, PA

Location: 192 McCullough Rd, Latrobe, PA

Tel. 724 880 7346

Website: http://pittroof.com/

Pitt Roof - Team is qualified to make all Flat roof Repairs and Installation

Pitt Roofing provides flat roof repair service from Monroeville to Pittsburgh

Pitt Roofing Contractor specializes in Flat roof repairs and Installation

Pitt Roofing - Trucks to Install and repair flat roofs over commercial and Residential roofs
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Pitt Roofing crew repairing a flat roof in West Mifflin, PA

 Flat Roof Repair in West Mifflin, PA.

Advantages of Torch Down Rubber Roofs

The video below describes the advantages of a Modified Bitumen (MB) Torch Down Rubber Roof. It is the best roofing material and method that can be installed on commercial flat roofs, to date.  Like EPDM, MB has been used since the late 1960s. Unlike EPDM, the rubber roof material is made from modified asphalt and single-ply bitumen membranes can be combined to create a 2 ply system with which we offer a 40-year warranty.

Monroeville, PA – Flat Roof Installations

Pitt Roof of Monroeville, Pa is serving the Western region of Pennsylvania. We take pride in what we do and provide the best possible quality job.

Rubber Roof Repair Flat – Watch Video

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Rubber Roofs – Comparing EPDM with Torch Down -Video

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Con Artist Roofing Contractor

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Rubber Roof Systems – Watch Video

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Commercial Rubber Flat Roof Installation in Stamford CT

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The most dangerous flat roof we did This widow's walk in Darien, Connecticut was not a typical challenge. A small and high flat roof. There was almost no place to put ...
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Flat Roof Repair – How to fix your own flat roof -Latrobe – Pennsylvania

Flat Roof Repairs - Latrobe, Pennsylvania - Fix a Roof

Flat Roof Repairs - EPDM, TPO, Torch Down rubber membranes

Fix a Roof – Flat Roof Doctor – Latrobe

192 McCullough Road, Latrobe PA. 15650

Tel. 203 858 0080

DIY guide and videos to help you fix your own roof. Flat Roof Repairs are easy if you know how. – Latrobe

Latrobe, PA - Fix A Roof - Flat Roof Repairs and Installation - DIY Roof Fixer

Flat Roof Doctor – PA. Roofer

Location: 192 McCullough Rd, Latrobe, Pa 15650

Tel. 203-858-0080

Website: https://flatroofdoc.com/

 

When to repair or replace a flat roof?

The graph below is to help you understand what the life expectancy of each different roofing material is. Each roofing material will perform differently in climate conditions, especially with exposure to the sun.

Living In Latrobe, PA, the sun gets pretty hot during summer and can have a negative effect on the roofing membrane. Judging by the graph below and calculating your flat roofs exposures average exposure to a hot sun, you can make a fairly calculated assessment of your flat roof.

Aldi Supermarket – Greensburg, PA

The Aldi Supermarket roof is a good example of a perfect roof that only lasted 15 years in the direct sunlight of Pennsylvania. So you can imagine that any states that are lower than Pennsylvania on the map and also more West will have a harsher sun and UV exposure.

I have a video showing temperatures on an EPDM Rubber Roof that exceeds 145 degrees C. This was in Connecticut. The adhesives used to glue the seams together breaks down faster and the roof will fail prematurely. For this reason, we do not recommend EPDM Rubber membranes on any roof.

 

PA Roofer – Pittsburgh to Philadelphia – Flat Roof Repairs

We are the Flat Roof Experts in Pennsylvania. We help you “Fix your Flat Roof”. When you have a flat roof issue, then you should always educate yourself about your roof. This way you can make better decisions whether you should repair or replace your flat roof.

If you have enough information, you can negotiate a better deal, choose the best roofing system and hire the appropriate roofing contractor. You do that with schools for your child, with grocery shops you shop at, with choosing a dentist, why not with a roofing contractor that is qualified and have an address that is in the state of Pennsylvania.

Hiring a Roofing Contractor from Pittsburgh while you live in Latrobe, makes no sense. Always try to find a local Roofing Contractor if you can not Repair your flat roof yourself.

How to Fix a Flat roof?

When you don’t have the money to hire a roofing contractor, then the question might come up”How to fix my flat roof?”.

It is very simple to make flat roof repairs once you know what roofing materials were used on your flat roof. Follow these steps to determine what type of roofing membrane you have and then follow the links to the proper “How to repair a flat roof”?

Watch this video where it shows the temperature of an EPDM Rubber Roof

DIY Roof Repair – Fix A Roof – Latobe

With all the modern roofing materials it became easier to fix any roof yourself. All you need to know is the type of roof you have, the tools needed and a little guidance to make any roof repair.

These are the steps to take in making a roof repair:

  1. Determine the type of roof you have
  2. Find out how old the roof is
  3. Locate the area that causes the leak

Once you have the answer to the steps above, you are ready to Fix your own roof. If you already know the answers, you can go to these pages directly for your specific roof type.

119 Triangle Dr, Greensburg, PA 15601 – Fix a Roof – Flat Roof repair

Below is a video was taken on 119 Triangle Dr, Greensburg, PA 15601 Aldi’s supermarket, only 5 miles from Latrobe, PA. This TPO flat roof was installed fifteen years ago, and it starting to leak in 2017. I was astonished to see such a good looking roof leaking. By accident, I stumbled on the reason why it was leaking. When I wiped my hand on the surface, it was white from the chalk like stuff of the membrane. Then I saw these small black marks on the seams and then I realized that the ultraviolet has deteriorated the roof, especially at the seams.

See the map image of Aldi’s Supermarket from Google here

Aldi supermarket in Greensburg, PA

Aldi supermarket in Greensburg, PA

States that have a High Heat Index and ultraviolet exposure

EPDM Rubber and TPO Vinyl roofs are not suitable for flat roofs in states that have a high average heat index. These are:

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Alabama
  • Mississippi
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • New Mexico
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Nevada
Flat roof Doctor, Latrobe is qualified to make all Flat roof Repairs and Installation in Pennsylvania - PA Roofers

Salesman have their own trucks. Flat roof Doctor have over 30 vehicles.

Flat Roof Doctor Repair Truck - How to fix your own flat roof - Latrobe, Pennsylvania - Fix a Roof
Naas Ferreira

Naas Ferreira

Operations Manager in Pennsylvania

Naas oversees the day-to-day operations of Flat Roof Doctor.  He is an outstanding family man, devoted Christian.

Contact Naas at naas@mac.com also known as PA Roofers

Five types of roofing materials commonly used for flat roofs

There are 5 types of single ply roofing systems commonly used on flat roofs. They are EPDM, TPO, Modified Bitumen Cold Apply, Modified Bitumen Self-Adhering and Modified Bitumen Torch Down systems. Flat Roof Doctor specializes in a 2 ply rubber roofing system which is the Modified Bitumen Torch Down membrane. The 2 ply system consists of a fiber base sheet with a self-adhering modified base attached to it, which is considered the first layer. The second layer is the Modified Bitumen Torch Down membrane which includes embedded ceramic granules for protection against harmful ultraviolet light.

All single-ply roofing systems come with warranties of between 15 and 20 years, however, the 2 ply rubber roofing system, we specialize in, comes with a 40-year warranty. more…

Flat roof Doctor crew installing a rubber roof in Pittsburgh

Working on a commercial flat roof repair in Pittsburgh PA - Flat Roof Doctor - Pa roofers

Advantages of Torch Down Rubber Roofs

The video below describes the advantages of a Modified Bitumen (MB) Torch Down Rubber Roof. It is the best roofing material and method that can be installed on commercial flat roofs, to date.  Like EPDM, MB has been used since the late 1960s. Unlike EPDM, the rubber roof material is made from modified asphalt and single-ply bitumen membranes can be combined to create a 2 ply system with which we offer a 40-year warranty.

Latrobe Pennsylvania – Flat Roof Installations

Flat Roof Doctor of Latrobe PA is serving Western Pennsylvania region. We take pride in what we do and provide the best possible quality job.

Flat Roof Repairs – White Oak – Texas

 Flat Roof Repair and Installation – call us now at:

Tel. for fast service: 903 – 291-0848

Clean Cut Roofing Contractors - Flat roof repairs and installation

Clean Cut Roofing Contractors – Flat roof repairs and installation

Clean Cut Roofing servicing East Texas:

Fixing all Flat Roofs / Installing All roofs

Longview, Tyler, White Oak, Kilgore, Overton, Winona, Gladewater, Big Sandy, Hallsville, Gilmer, Marshall, Mineola, Jacksonville, Henderson, Diana, Ore City

Clean Cut Roofing Contractor – White Oak, Texas

Location: 1412 E US 80, White Oak, Texas

Tel. 903-291-0848

Website: http://www.cleancutroofing.com/

We specialize in the installation and repairs of Commercial and Residential Roofs.

Flat Roof Installations and Repairs in White Oak, Texas

Clean Cut Roofing installs all types of flat roofs on commercial and residential buildings in White Oak. As a Fully insured and Bonded Roofing Contractor we install any roof type on all surfaces and follow engineering and architectural specs.

EPDM is one of the roofing systems that has failed in Texas. Check out these articles and videos why we don’t recommend EPDM.

Dos Rossouw - Owner of Clean Cut Roofing - Roofing Contractor, White Oak

Dos Rossouw – Owner of Clean Cut Roofing

Jim Wilford - Sales Manager at Clean Cut Roofing - Roofing Contractor, White Oak

Jim Wilford – Sales Manager at Clean Cut Roofing

Philip Jordan - Sales Manager at Clean Cut Roofing - Roofing Contractor, White Oak

Philip Jordan – Sales Manager at Clean Cut Roofing

Tristan Wiese - Operations Assistant - Roofing Contractor, Tyler Texas

Tristan Wiese – Assitant Manager

Licensed, Bonded and Insured

1. The estimate is free.

2. Our company office and workshop are conveniently located: 1412 E US 80, White Oak, Texas 75693. Stop by anytime.

3. We carry comprehensive liability insurance. Your home or business is fully protected in case of an accident.

4. We carry workman’s compensation insurance.  You WILL NOT BE LIABLE for worker’s injuries or death.

5. We are licensed and certified by various cities and manufacturers.

6. We will provide as many references as you may want.

7. Our work is always guaranteed.

Free Estimate – 903-291-0848

Request an Estimate and one of the guys above will contact you.

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Where it all began for Clean Cut Roofing

At the age of 19, Dos arrived in the USA in the winter of 1986 from Cape Town South Africa. He wanted to travel and experience America for a year and knew of a fellow South African, Naas Ferreira, who was already in Norwalk Connecticut.

After Dos made arrangements to stay with Naas, he soon bought a van and set out with a couple of buddies to begin his tour of America, but a month later, the trip ended for financial reasons.

Having studied as a metal and wood craftsman back in Cape Town, Naas took Dos under his wing and they went to work in the construction and remodeling business. A couple years later, Dos went on to start his own bathroom and kitchen remodeling business.

In 1991, Dos was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church where he met, and later married, Patty. In 1996, Dos felt a desire to further his Bible studies and the couple moved to Longview, Texas. Dos studied at the Longview Bible College and after his studies and service, he became the Dean of Students.

After several years of serving in the ministry at the Longview Baptist Temple and at the Longview Bible College, his family began to grow. To support his growing family and to continue worldwide missionary work, Dos began Clean Cut Roofing.

Currently, Clean Cut Roofing employs over 40 people qualified in roofing and construction and servicing all of Northeast Texas. About three years ago, Dos decided to expand his business and has gotten involved in new house builds.

Clean Cut Roofing consists of a metal shop run by an esteemed metal fabricator, a fleet of trucks with a full-time mechanic, a sales team of 3, and crew managers who organize on-site roofing installations.

Recently, Dos’ eldest son became a licensed electrician and manages the construction of new homes, he also manages the Clean Cut Roofing website.

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We are The Roofing Contractor of Longview Texas

We service all of East Texas:

Longview, Tyler, White Oak, Kilgore, Overton, Winona, Gladewater, Big Sandy, Hallsville, Gilmer, Marshall, Mineola, Jacksonville, Henderson, Diana, Ore City

We Provide the following services

  • specializing in steep slopes and flat roofs
  • residential as well as commercial
  • shingles
  • metal roofing
  • single-ply roofing, TPO, Duro-Last, PVC, EPDM, MBM
  • and designer residential  and commercial material
  • 2 Ply Torch Down Modified Bitumen Roofing System
Clean Cut Roofing Truck for the salesman - Roofing Contractor, White Oak Texas

Clean Cut Roofing Contractor Trucks – Everyone at Clean Cut Roofing is well equipped to provide the best service

Licensed, Bonded and Insured

1. The estimate is free.

2. Our company office and shop is conveniently located: 1412 E US 80, White Oak, Texas 75693. Stop by anytime.

3. We carry comprehensive liability insurance. Your home or business is fully protected in case of an accident.

4. We carry workman’s compensation insurance.  You WILL NOT BE LIABLE for worker’s injuries or death.

5. We are licensed and certified by various cities and manufacturers.

6. We will provide as many references as you may want.

7. Our work is always guaranteed.

Free Roof Evaluation

Call us and set up an appointment for us to provide you a Free Evaluation of your roof. Our estimate will provide you with the necessary information how much you can expect to invest in your new roof.

Commercial Accounts includes

  • City of Longview
  • White Oak ISD
  • BSR Properties
  • Premier Management (Panera Bread)
  • Rosemark Properties
  • Republic Services
  • Singer Properties
  • Hunter’s Crossing Apartments
  • Atwood, Jacksonville

Testimonials

Longview’s Roofing Contractor, Clean Cut roofing: We own a business and have a parking lot in the back. Our son was getting married and we were having a reception at our place. So were giving the parking lot re-striped by Clean Cut Roofing. We had our sidewalks and driveways power washed.

Member Comments: We did use Clean Cut Roofing they also have a service that does parking lot striping and power washing parking lots and stuff. It’s part of Clean Cut but it’s a separate part. We were very pleased with them. It cost us $100. We were very pleased. They were real attentive, real, the guy that did the work was really nice and knowledgeable and friendly. Wanted to make sure that what he did was pleasing to us and if he could do more. Give them a shot, you could be very pleased. Real friendly down to earth Christian people.

Terry Turner

10 minutes after I hit the send button to set up an appointment, Jim from Clean Cut Roofing called me and we made an appointment for the same day. Clean Cut and Jim delivered on every point they promised me. The wind damage to my roof, the insurance claim, and the replacement of my roof by Clean Cut all occurred during the holiday season of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year…and still Clean Cut Roofing delivered a brand new roof. The crew was very professional, (and they WERE clean cut guys), very polite, never made a mess in my yard, were mindful of our needs to get in and out of our driveway and garage (with holiday visitors and guests coming and going) and the quality and swiftness of their work was fantastic. The same day the job was complete, Clean Cut provided all the documents I needed for my insurance company. I highly recommend Clean Cut Roofing to anyone. BTW, I am a licensed commercial and residential building contractor with 38 years experience in all phases of construction…believe me, these guys are pros…these guys are the ones you want to roof your house.

John F. of Longview, Tx

It was a pleasure dealing with you and Clean Cut Roofing. All my roofing needs and request were met with outstanding customer service. I really appreciate you coming by to assist with all questions and concerns that surfaced during the roofing process. Thanks for being 100% truthful and easy to deal with during this process. If I ever need a new roof again, you and your company will be the first to get the call.

Vida N. of Longview, Tx

Comments: The owner of Clean Cut Roofing, Dos, came out to our home to look at the site and estimate what needed to be done. He said he would first have his workers take a conservative approach. If that did not fix the problem (roof leaking) then he would do a comprehensive fix. He was very professional and gave us a written estimate for the work. When we contracted for it, he said we did not have to pay until the weather proved the problem had been solved, even if we had to wait for two to six weeks for a good storm to test it. His workers are polite and professional. They clean up every scrap of work material before they leave.

Sky M. of Gilmer, TX

Project: Repair a Metal Roof

We installed Commercial Roofs on these Buildings

Taco Bell - Clean Cut Roofing Contractor, White Oak Texas

Taco Bell Building in White Oak, Texas – Clean Cut Roofing installed the flat roof of this building

Taco Bell - Clean Cut Roofing Contractor, White Oak Texas - Flat roof repair

Taco Bell Building – Clean Cut Roofing Contractor, White Oak Texas, made the flat roof repairs on this building

Sonic Roof - Clean Cut Roofing Contractor, White Oak Texas, installed the flat roof on this building

Sonic Roof Building – Clean Cut Roofing Contractor, White Oak Texas, installed the flat roof on this building

Residential Shingle Roof - Clean Cut Roofing Contractor, White Oak Texas, installed the shingle son this roof

Residential Shingle Roof – Clean Cut Roofing Contractor, White Oak Texas, installed the shingle son this roof

We at Clean Cut Roofing are well trained and qualified to take on any roofing job. Our goals are to provide quality service and workmanship. As the Roofing Contractor of Tyler, Texas, we guarantee all the work and products we install.

About Clean Cut Roofing – White Oak -Texas

About Clean Cut Roofing Contractor - White Oak, Texas

Clean Cut Roofing Contractors serving White Oak, Texas. Flat Roof Repairs, Installation - Free Estimates

Tel. 903-291-0848

Clean Cut Roofing Contractors – White Oak, Texas

Clean Cut roofing Contractor of White Oak has been in business for over 30 years. we employ over 60 people and every team is highly qualified to tackle any roofing issue.

Tel . 903 – 291-0848

Clean Cut Roofing – White Oak, Texas

We at Clean Cut Roofing specializes in residential and commercial roofs. Our crews are highly qualified to install all types of roofing systems. We are certified to install TPO roofing system, Modified Bitumen Torch Down Roofing System and EPDM Rubber Roofs.

We are fully insured and Bonded and work with many architects and engineers specifications to install the necessary roofing system that is required.

We have a sales team that will help you make the proper decision on what roof system and materials are best for your application. All our roof technician are qualified and experienced in all the roofing systems.

We provide the following services:

  • Repair and maintenance of all flat roofs
  • Installation of all type of flat roof systems on Commercial and Residential buildings
  • The Installation of Slate, metal, wood and asphalt shingle roofs
  • Metal fabrication of any flashing and vents for any application

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Operating Hours For Clean Cut Roofing Contractors:

  • Monday – 7 am – 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday – 7 am – 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday – 7 am – 5:30 pm
  • Thursday – 7 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday – 7 am – 5:30 pm
  • Saturday – Closed
  • Sunday – Closed
Clean Cut Roofing Contractors - Roof Installation - Flat Roof Fixing at East Texas Regional Airport

Clean Cut Roofing Contractors installing a flat roof ate East Texas Regional Airport

Call Us: Tel. 903-291-0848

Tristan Wiese - Operations manager at Clean Cut Roofing

Tristan Wiese

Operations Manager

Tristan is the assistant to the sales and operations. he helps to coordinate projects.

Philip Jordan - Operations Manager for Clean Cut Roofing

Philip Jordan

Sales Manager

Philip manages the day to day operations. He brings experience and knowledge that makes him a very valuable team member.

Jim Wilford -Estimator and Project coordinator

Jim Wilford

Estimator and project coordinator

Jim has been with Clean Cut Roofing for 4 years. He is the estimator and job coordinator and makes sure that projects are being done on time.

Clean Cut Roofing White Oak, Texas – Specializes in Commercial and Residential Roofs

We serve the entire North East Texas region. Our salesman will give you the best options and pricing to help you make the right choice for your roof.

Clean Cut Roofing Truck

Metal Shop at Clean Cut Roofing – White Oak

Terry – He has been in metal fabrication all his life. Terry manages all the metal fabrication for Clean Cut Roofing. He makes vents, flashing and parapet wall covers. The metal shop also supplies custom jobs to other roofing contractors in areas surrounding White Oak

Clean Cut Roofing Metal shop - fabricating of flashing and vents - White Oak Texas

Neil Rossouw – Clean Cut roofing Contractor Team Manager

Neill is the 2nd oldest son of Dos Rossouw and is attending Bible College in California. He works for his Dad at Clean Cut Roofing during summer vacations.

Neill Rossouw driving a truck at Clean Cut Roofing

Clean Cut Roofing

When it comes to installing and repairing of roofs, we have all the knowledge and experience and will provide the best service possible. All the crews at Clean Cut Roofing are highly qualified and experienced technicians.

Since the company was established 165 years ago, it has grown into a formidable business that serves all of North East Texas for its roofing needs.

Clean Cut Roofing is the number Roofing Company.