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Flat Roof Replacement

flat_roof_replacement2Commercial & Residential Flat Roof Replacement

Flat roofs are very common in Florida. Older flat roofs have a tendency to pond water following the rain. Florida law now requires installation of tapered insulation if a flat roof ponds water for more than 48 hours. Ponding water heated by the sun’s rays can cause a breakdown of your flat roof materials leading to leaks and other roofing problems.

Keep that Flat Roof From Ponding Water

Mark Kaufman Roofing has been installing flat roof systems in the Sarasota and North Port areas since 1988. We provide the exprience you need for flat roof work and know. We are experts in the flat roof replacement field and know the correct slope need to eliminate ponding water. One of the ways we accomplish this is by building up the roof deck with a tapered isoboard underneath the membrane of the flat roofing system you choose.

iso_boardBenefits of Adding Tapered IsoBoard

One of the obvious benefits of installing tapered isoboard in the re-roofing process is that the slope created will allow water to runoff. Just a slight slope can prevent water from ponding. Tapered isoboard is a type of rigid roof insulation panel composed of a closed cell polyisocyanurate foam core. It is laminated to a variety of coverings, dependent upon your need. The construction of the isoboard adds insulation to the roof, which can lower your energy bills and add longevity to the life of your roof.

There are many different types of flat roofing systems available for you to choose from. Talking with one of our experts at Mark Kaufman Roofing can help you determine which system would best fit your roofing needs.



Duro-Last is the world’s largest manufacturer of prefabricated roofing systems, setting the quality standards in the roofing industry for contractor installation teams, customer service, and warranties for the building owner. When the roofing industry investigated roofing failures, they found that the majority of roofing system failures were due to the workmanship on-site.

Duro-Last roofs are precision-fabricated to fit your building’s specific needs. Energy-efficient, Duro-Last’s single-ply membrane provides watertight protection for your flat or low sloped roof. A Duro-Last flat roofing system is durable, resistant to fire, chemicals, high winds, and punctures. Mark Kaufman Roofing is an authorized Duro-Last roofing contractor. We have been trained by Duro-Last in the best methods to install this product and can offer the best flat roof warranties in the industry.


Karnak Roof Coatings

Karnak, a leading manufacturer of Energy Star labeled coatings, has a complete line of reflective coatings and sealants for waterproofing in the roofing industry. Karnak’s reflective coatings reduce the surface temperature of your roof helping to extend its life. This will also help reduce your energy consumption. By reducing the roof’s surface temperature, you can reduce your cooling costs and keep the understructure of your roof from baking. Karnak also has Waterproofing Systems which help prevent water from entering your building. Talk to a Mark Kaufman Roofing specialist today to find out which of the Karnak Roof Coatings is right for your roof.


Mark Kaufman Roofing also installs TPO (thermoplastic olefin) single-ply roofing membrane system. TPO is very heat reflective, most often seen in white raising its energy efficiency level, although other colors are available. TPO membranes are tear resistant and typically come in strips 8 ft to 12 foot wide. These strips are heat welded on site. Because the quality of the welds on a TPO membrane flat roof system are extremely important to insure that the seams don’t fail you, you want an experienced roofing contractor to install your new TPO roofing system. Mark Kaufman Roofing has been roofing since 1988 and has the experience you need when replacing your flat roof.

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