Chicago neighborhoods are filled with thousands of residential flats. Whether its a single-family home, apartment building, condominium, or mixed-use, we understand the importance of keeping your Chicago roofing watertight. Economy has been re-roofing and repairing residential Chicago Flat Roofing for the past 30 years, making us your preferred choice for flat roof repair in Chicago.
Introduced to the U.S. in the mid 1970s, modified bitumen membranes are roofing sheets made of asphalt that has been modified with either rubber (SBS) or plastic (APP) to offer greater stretch and flexibility. Similar to BUR, modified bitumen is installed in multiple plies, typically 2-3.
Thermoplastic roofing membranes are single-ply and can be installed using a variety of methods, the most common installation methods being mechanically attached and fully-adhered. Thermoplastic refers to a synthetic substance that is softened when heated, but hardens upon cooling.
When a roof replacement or recovery system is out of budget, a roof coating can be a viable option depending on your roof's current condition. Coatings are applied as a liquid and dry to become a seamless watertight membrane-like layer.