Flat Roofs

A Flat Roof for All Purposes

Licitra Roofing is highly qualified to apply a new roof system for your home or building. In fact, credentials awarded to Licitra by certain manufacturers permit us to provide NDL (No Dollar Limit) roof system warranty coverage for commercial structures. NDL warranties are available in 12, 15 and 20 year coverage – dependent upon the roof membranes and layers chosen. These warranties cover our workmanship for the term specified and are protected by the manufacturer. Our team of professionals will thoroughly assess your requirements and offer you a detailed evaluation and estimate. Whether it’s commercial or residential, we’ll help you decide which roofing type is best suited for your application and point out cost versus longevity consequences.

Our flat roof capabilities include:
Modified Bitumen

Membranes used combine water resistant asphalt with modifiers and reinforcement materials for additional strength. Licitra prefers to apply a granulated white surface cap sheet as the top surface layer. This layer reflects the sun (meets energy codes); eliminating the need to add roof coatings every couple of years to prevent sun damage (reduces maintenance costs). A maintenance check every year is recommended and will keep seams sealed, protecting your investment and ensuring the new roof’s permanence.

Single Ply Thermoplastic

A single ply roof may entail the use of one of numerous thermoplastic membranes, including Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) and PVC. Growing in popularity, TPO roof systems are strong and extremely puncture and hail resistant. White TPO and other thermoplastic roof systems will also meet the City of Chicago’s “white roof” requirements and are energy efficien.

Built-up Roof (BUR)

This roof consists of multiple plies of roof felts laminated together with bitumen. Built-up roof material can consist of bitumen-saturated felt, coated felt, polyester felt or other fabrics. A surfacing is generally applied and can be asphalt, aggregate (gravel), emulsion or a granule-surfaced cap sheet.

No matter what the layers are made of, they will fulfill these requirements:

  • The waterproofing component

  • The reinforcing component

  • The surfacing component which is used to protect the other components from the elements.

The service life of a roof is dependent on many factors: geographical location & weather conditions, foot traffic, materials used, conditions under which the roof was installed, slope of roof, type of surfacing material, etc. However, with proper maintenance, your investment should last years without worry.

Routine maintenance is a smart way to protect the value and ensure the performance of your new roof. Weathering and aging of the roof are natural, but regular inspection and maintenance services performed by Licitra Roofing can delay these events significantly. During our inspection we will be able to identify repair issues and fix them before your interior is compromised.

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LaGrange Park
Western Springs

North Riverside

Burr Ridge
Indian Head Park
Downers Grove

Willow Springs
And Beyond