Garages require solid roofs that are water-resistant and can keep your stored materials dry and safe. There are many different materials you can choose from such as steel, tiles, metal sheets, flat roofing, plastic sheets or bitumen felt.
Finding the best material for a flat garage roof is not easy, so let’s have a look at the advantages and disadvantages of the main materials mentioned above.
Steel roofing is one of the most common options. It comes in a variety of colors, coating, and profiles. It is one of the most versatile garage flat roofing options for both residential and commercial roofs.
Steel roofing is made of galvanized steel coils. They have a high level of protection from rust and corrosion. In addition, they have a lifetime of almost 30 years, being one of the most durable flat roofing options available.
Steel sheets are connected using fixings and purlings. They are sealed in order to be watertight and have a mastic tape between the joints to ensure no water goes inside.
Metal sheets are low maintenance and resistant to corrosion. They are easy to install and come in various lengths. These sheets can be used over existing roofing materials such as shingles and come in a variety of colors, perfect for any application.
They are however noisy especially when it rains.
Another option for flat garage roofs is fiber cement roofing sheets.
Fiber cement roofing is a composite material that is perfect for areas near the sea. They come in sheets in a variety of colors and can last for almost 60 years.
These roofs are UV, insect, rot, and weather resistant. They also have good fire-resistant properties and can be turned into shingles as well. They are easy to install but can however be quite costly.
Another option is bitumen roofing sheets. They are affordable and easy to install. In addition, these sheets are long-lasting, watertight and durable. The sheets are connected with each other through heat that melts them together. As such, they offer seamless installation but they do absorb sunlight and cause great heat into the interior.
Other options include plastic roofing sheets, corrugated roof sheets, insulated roof panels, synthetic roof tiles, roof shingles and more.
Contact us at RH Renovation NYC to discuss what the best roofing solution is for your own garage. Our team of professional contractor will be able to guide you in the right direction.