Flat Roof Installation in Miami, FL

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Flat roofs have been a mainstay in the roofing industry for over a decade. Over the decade, flat roofing saw significant improvements in performance and durability.

Flat roofs differ from their sloped counterparts in many ways. Material, appearance, benefits, and costs all put them apart. If you have never dealt with flat roofs before, it can be challenging to use them for the first time as a homeowner.

 

Types of Flat Roofs We Install

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    Built-up Roofs

     

    Built-up roof membranes were the first flat roof materials of choice before the advent of modified bitumen and membrane flat roofing systems.

     

    Built-up roofs consist of several layers of material. They have a bottom layer of insulation board, several layers of bitumen alternated with reinforced fiberglass, and a top layer of gravel.

     

    Asphalt cold-applied adhesive or coal tar are the most used materials in built-up roofs. Hot tar mixes with the bitumen-saturated reinforcing fabric to form a monolithic roof membrane. As the name implies, we build roofs in layers until they are two or four plies thick.

     

    Pros

    • BUR offers excellent fire protection.
    • It is the cheapest of all flat roof types.
    • Low maintenance cost
    • Layers are easily removed or repaired

     

    Cons

    • Installation is labor-intensive and expensive
    • It is heavy and often requires deck reinforcement.
    • It is difficult to locate the source of leaks
    • Loose gravel easily clogs gutters and downpipes
    • Dangerous fumes during installation make it unsuitable for occupied homes.

     

    Modified Bitumen Roof

     

    Modified Bitumen Roof (MBR) is a lighter alternative to BUR for buildings with gentle roof slopes. MBR uses the same technology as BUR with an added wear layer finish. Rolled sheets or polymer reinforced layers give the builder finishing options compared to other BUR systems.

     

    Rolled sheets are usually rolled over a base sheet membrane. The torch application method involves heating the roofing sheet to melt the bottom material during unfolding.

     

    Other types of MBR come with a self-adhering sheet. Manufacturers fit release papers on the bottom of the modified bitumen sheets. It eliminates the risk of using hot asphalt and torches.

     

    Pros

    • MBR is easier to install than BUR.
    • MBR offers flexibility at low temperatures.
    • MBR is low maintenance and durable.
    • Most of the material is recyclable

     

    Cons

    • The touch-down application has a fire risk, and is not suitable for occupied buildings.
    • MRB is the least attractive of all flat roof types.
    • They are prone to scuffs and tears
    • Prone to leakages at overlapping joints

     

    Membrane (Single-Ply) Roof

    Single-layer roofing is the latest roofing technology and material choice for flat roofs. It is also known as an elastomeric or an elastomeric roof membrane.

     

    We classify single-layer roofs into two categories:

    Thermoplastics

    Thermosets

    Thermoplastic membranes contain a reinforcement layer of polyester or fiberglass that adds to their strength and stability. It makes them ideal for large roof areas.

    Thermosets contain synthetic rubber polymers. The most common single layer roof is ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM).

    Single-layer roofs are installed in thin layers, making them flexible to withstand temperature changes.

     

     

    Pros

    • An EPDM roof is light and does not require deck reinforcement.
    • The material is resistant to scuffs and tears.
    • An EPDM roof is energy-saving.
    • The roof does not leak easily.
    • Leaks are easy to repair.

     

     

    Cons

    • Most expensive of all flat roofs
    • Easily punctured by foot traffic during roof repair
    • Challenging to install around chimneys and other roof openings
    • May develop leaks at membrane sheet joints

     

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    Trust the Flat Roof Installation Experts at A&E Brothers Roofing

     

    A&E Brothers Roofing team of experienced roofers knows their way around flat roofs of all types. With over 50 years of experience in the industry, you can count on our flat roof installation services.

     

     

    Trust A&E Brothers Roofing to deliver timely and cost-efficient flat roofing projects.

     

    Contact us today for a flat roofing installation estimate in South Florida and Miami.

     

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    Based on 299 reviews
    Alina Rodríguez
    Alina Rodríguez
    I used A&E Brothers to redo my roof 4 years ago and I just used them again to do my fathers duplex. I have also recommended them to a couple of friends they have been pleased. They are professional , honest and no hassle company. They do a great job in an accurate and timely manner. It is hard now days to find a company like them.
    Joan Vargas
    Joan Vargas
    Between office staff Dulce, Reinaldo and Eddie they made this procedure smooth and walked me thru each step...Reinaldo was always available for every call and assisted me to the end...Eddie inspected and always checked the quality of the job for me...and explain any questions I had...this company is professional and straight forward...most important...THEY KEEP THEIR WORD AND SCHEDULE AS PROMISE. The only one that moves fast and completet the job in a short time...impressive.!..thank you Manny and Joan
    Suleman J
    Suleman J
    If you have been searching for a 5 star roofing company this is it. No job is small for A&E Brothers, always on time every time. I have used many roofing companies for my rental portfolio but this is the best which comes through in the end. They have helped me close out open permits, violations, inspections which other licensed companies left open and of coarse got paid. Thank you very much Eddy and his brother Andurys along with a team leader Dulce, Rosa and too many to mention.
    Nicolas Creus
    Nicolas Creus
    Beyond impressed and satisfied with John at A&E roofing. Delivered a fair proposal, exactly what I needed -- nothing more -- like others that came by and tried to make me pay for more than what I needed. He also recommended a guy for stucco work and I am very happy with that job as well. Very professional service, very hard to find people like this in Miami. 10/10 recommend!
    laura vazquez
    laura vazquez
    Excelent work
    Christina Garcia
    Christina Garcia
    They quickly came to assess area that was leaking. Provided reasonable quote the next day. Repaired leak within 2 weeks of assessment. All the time, quickly replying to messages and questions I had. Licensed and responds to work they guaranteed. Second time using them - different area.
    Gina Ferrer
    Gina Ferrer
    A&E Brothers Roofing is currently doing another roof for me. They are the only roofing company I would use. They are professional, reliable and have very reasonable prices. The owner and all the staff are amazing! They did an exceptional job on the last roof they did for me two years ago. They always answer any questions that I have, explain everything from start to finish and always answer quickly. The work they do is incredible. I received many compliments from the neighbors on the last roof they did and on the current one as well. Exceptional company!
    NEELAM NATHANI
    NEELAM NATHANI
    I hired A & E Brothers Roofing for roof replacement. The company is very professional and job was done in the time promised. Their quote was well under others. The workers were very courteous and they always cleaned up at the end of the day. They even asked me for my exterior house paint and did touch up. Dulce in the business office took care of hoa approval and permitting process and made sure things moved along smoothly. I would highly recommend A & E brothers Roofing.
    Raquel Fumero
    Raquel Fumero
    YOUR COMPANY PERFORMED a tremendous and beautiful job, I highly recommend A & E roofing, finally my roof was fixed completely after 30 years of waiting for a real roofing company, I am very happy , Reynaldo was inspecting the jobsites all the time to be sure the job was done properly, the crew was very professional and very dedicated to do a great job, again, THANK YOU,
    Dania Romeu
    Dania Romeu
    Excellent work, professional, attentive, capable of specifying any detail. Very pleased and grateful for your excellent work in our condominium.

    Our Customers Love Us!

     

    “I am extremely satisfied with my experience with A&E Brothers Roofing and highly recommend them. Everyone —— the team in the office, the crew that worked on our property, the owners of the company —— was extremely responsive, professional and caring. This is a company that takes pride in quality work and offers a very high level of customer service. Thank you A&E Brothers Roofing for a job well done!”
    – Robin R.

     

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    A&E Brothers Roofing

    4143 SW 74th Ct Suite E,
    Miami, FL 33155

    Office Phone Number: (305) 815-7208
    Office hours: M-F 7 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.