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Low slope roofs, inspection, installation, troubleshooting: this article defines low-slope roofing and describes low-slope roofing materials, choices, installations, inspection, defects, roofing repairs, and product sources.
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Low Slope Roofing Materials, Choices, Costs, Life Expectancy, Characteristics, Installation Guidelines
A "low slope roof" is one that slopes 2" in 12" to 4" in 12" of run. Because low slope roofs also drain water more slowly than moderate or steep sloped roofs, systems such as slate or asphalt shingles that rely on mechanical drainage for successful performance, are not used. Instead we use sealed or membrane type roofing systems similar to those used on "flat" roofs.
According to ARMA, "The two broad categories of asphalt roofing systems for commercial, industrial and institutional buildings are Built-Up Roofing (BUR) and Modified Bitumen Systems (MBS). " But a wider range of materials has been used on low-slope roofs, as we describe in the articles below.
Summary of Definitions of Roof Slope Types: Flat, Low Slope, Steep Slope Roofs
Table of Low-Slope Roofing Options: Pros & COns of Roll Roofing, BUR, Modified Bitumen, & EPDM Roof Systems
Minimum Slope for Low-Slope Roof Systems
-- Adapted with permission from Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction.
See these articles on flat and low slope roofing materials and designs:
Can We Apply Asphalt Shingles on Low Slope Roofs?
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