A roof is considered a low slope if over the course of 12 inches the roof rises under 2 inches.

Types of Low Slope Roofing

In roofing there are two types, a Steep Slope and a Low Slope. Low Slopes are very common on commercial buildings with modern designs. A Flat or Low Sloped Roof can have many advantages. the first of which being it is more water resistant than a higher sloped roof. It has to be. Steeper roofs allow water to trickle down the slope and into gutters. A more flat roofing system has a full area membrane that is water tight. 


Single-ply roofing made of a reflective rubber, reduces heat absorption and reduces energy costs.


PVC roofing membranes are noted for their strength and have a minimum breaking strength of 350 pounds per inch.


EPDM membranes are resistant to thermal shock, weathering, abrasion, and are flexible in low temperatures.

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Roof Coatings

Commercial Flat Roof Coating And Benefits

Extend Life

Because roof coatings are highly reflective and UV resistant, building owners and facility managers can save money by drastically reducing cooling costs. Minimizing the sun’s impact on the roofing surface helps to sustain lower energy costs as the system ages and helps extend roof life.

Cost Effective

Roof coatings are among the most cost-effective and durable coatings on the market. Building owners and facility managers can save thousands of dollars by installing an acrylic-based roofing system on their building.

Flexible and Durable

Once applied, roof coatings form a flexible, durable, seamless membrane capable of withstanding wind-driven sand, oxidation, and extreme temperatures. Because the fluid-applied coating is a moisture cure substance, it forms an impermeable seal that resists moisture penetration and protects against effects of ponding water.

Where Does the Water Go?
When dealing with a flat or low sloped roof there are several ways that your water can drain from interior or exterior methods. Click the > to see various ways water can drain.
Interior Drain System
This System is one of the more common ones and is installed by your general contractor or plumber. It utilizes a sloped built into the roof to direct water to the drain. If there is no slope JRC can implement sloped insulation to ensure proper drainage.
Scupper Drain System
Another option is to have a gradual slope to the walls of your roof and at key points. have holes in the wall that lead to a bucket scupper and down spout system where the water will drain away.
Gutter Drain System
For single story buildings typically, there will be a gradual slope toward one side of the building. The wall will not be present on this side and the water will drain into a gutter system like those found on traditional residential homes. From here the water can drain with ease.

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