Flat Roof Replacement

When it comes to flat roof replacement there are special materials and install methods that must be used in order to keep your roof from failing. Your home’s roof is built to keep the structure of your home safe. This is why they come in many shapes, styles, and slopes. Most roofs have a slope that is steep enough that it does not let rain pool in one spot. The pitch lets the water run off the roof so it does not damage the deck. But, you may find that some parts of your roof do not have enough of a slope – this is called flat or low slope roofing.

Flat Roof Replacement

What is special about flat roof replacement?

A roof with a slight pitch (not more than 18° or less than or equal to 3:12) falls under the low slope category. Since the slope is not steep enough to shed water standard shingles will not keep the deck dry. A flat roof system will use a waterproof membrane. The membrane is a sheet-like material, which shields the roof from leaks. Although there are different types of systems, built-up, single-ply, and torch-down are used the most.

How does the install differ from a standard roof?

The materials and install method used change based on how low of a slope each part of your roof has. Where an asphalt roof will use shingles a flat roof will use a thick rubber-like base. The two systems offered by Pro are Flintlastic and EPDM.

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Self-adhering roofs use a formula of polymers and resins that make a product that sticks to the roof as it is heated. The heat that you need to install this product will range from 45°F – 50°F. One nice thing about this style is that it can be colored to match the parts of your roof that use shingles.

Self adhering flat roof system


A roof surface with a pitch of 10° or less will need an EPDM system. The crew will place an adhesive to the roof deck with the help of rollers. This will help hold the thick sheets of EPDM to the deck as they are flattened out and any air that is trapped can be pressed out. Once the primary sheets have been applied then any seams will be sealed up with liquid rubber and another strip of EPDM.

EPDM flat roof system

Why choose a flat roof system from Pro?

Our roof systems have grown to be quite popular with our clients. For one, it does not need the use of hot asphalt and there are no fumes. The install is quite fast and clean, as the gear required is minimal. Also, the product is safe for the environment. On top of that, the long life adds to the list, giving you great value for money.

Do you offer flat roof services near me?

Pro offers flat roof systems to homeowners all over the Metro Detroit area. We are based in Ferndale, but we regularly complete roofing projects in places like Detroit, Ann Arbor, West Bloomfield, Metamora, and even Flint!

To learn more about our asphalt roof services call us at 888-PRO-1998 (888-776-1998). You can also schedule a Free No-Pressure Roof Estimate today!

What Our Roofing Customers Are Saying

  • I am pleased to write a review for Pro Home Improvement. They have really been genuine with helping me fix the damages caused by another roofing contractor. I hired a company who is licensed to do a complete installation for a new roof and they didn't come thru on the job. They had tarps thrown up to cover holes in the roof and materials were left everywhere from the roof to the yard. I never heard from them again. I googled another contractor and Pro Home Improvement came up. I did some research on them before having them come out and look at the roof. After speaking to the representative and explaining to him what occurred in the past with the other contractor, he took his time with me and answered all my questions. He also made me feel comfortable about where I was spending my money, and with who. So, I finally made the decision to go with Pro Home Improvement! I was scheduled for my installation within a week because of the weather, and they came out, did a complete tear off and installed my roof in one day. They didn't leave anything hanging, nothing was left on the ground, and they passed inspection with the city which was a huge plus. I was amazed at how efficient they worked. Now I guess you could go anywhere for a roofing job and hope it turns out right, but as a client of theirs I can assure you what sold me was the overall presentation and then they delivered on just what they said they would do. I highly recommend Pro Home Improvement for your next job, they are awesome!! #Fred, Justin, and the rest of the staff.

    — Lakecia T in Oak Park, MI

  • They were very professional and cleaned up all the mess. I told them I had dogs and they made sure I was able to get the gate closed from the dumpster and made sure to get all nails and screws up. They told me 8 am start time. They were at my house at 7:55 am. Highly recommend!!!!! Great company.

    — Joyce G in Wayne, MI