Flat Roofing Contractors in New Hampshire

Low Slope & Flat Roofing Solutions


J. Carnes & Son Roofing provides the Seacoast with low slope roofing & flat roofing solutions for your home, business, or commercial property. There are a variety of low slope and flat roof system options available to you and what you choose is dependent on your specific application. With your specific building in mind the J. Carnes & Son team can discuss with you the pros and cons of each type and can help you understand the choices so that you can choose wisely.

EPDM – Rubber Roofing

Mule-hide logoEPDM is a single ply, lightweight rubber membrane. First introduced in the 60’s, rubber roofing is time tested to endure all types of weather conditions. This product is arguably the most popular choice in low-sloped and flat roofs. Due to its overall quality, it is ideal for new construction as well as existing buildings. In most cases you are able to install an EPDM rubber roof system over an existing roof to save time and money. J Carnes & Son LLC is a proud Certified Installer of Mule-Hide EPDM rubber roof systems.

Asphalt Rolled Roofing

Asphalt rolled roofing was once one of the more popular roofing materials used in the low sloped roofing market. This type of roofing has its benefits as well as drawbacks. Here are a few of the pro’s and con’s when considering asphalt rolled roofing.

Advantages & Disadvantages of Rolled Roofing

Pros of Asphalt Rolled Roofing

Cost: One of the more appealing things about this type of material is that it is cost defiant. If you are trying to work within a budget asphalt rolled roofing is your least expensive option.

Installation: Under good conditions, asphalt rolled roofing is one of the easier roofs to install.

Cons of Asphalt Rolled Roofing

Short life expectancy: The greatest downfall with this type of roofing is it does not have a very long life expectancy compared to rubber and PVC membranes. The average life for asphalt rolled roofing is 10 years, and then you will have to replace it.

Maintenance: Since this product is rolled out and adhered at the seams, issues can often happen where the rolls join or at flashed areas. Even with the best installation, annual inspection and maintenance is required to get the most life out of this type of roof.