Flat Roofing in Wilmington Delaware

Wilmington Delaware Flat Roofing Experts

Expert Flat Roofing in Wilmington Delaware


Flat Roof Repairs & Flat Roofing Installation

Does your roof look like any of the pictures in the Common Flat Roof Repairs section? If so, you probably need a flat roof repair or replacement. The team at Ferris Home Improvements offers Flat Roofing in Wilmington Delaware with over 40 years combined in the flat roofing industry, so we know rubber roofs. Our flat roofing services offer customers trustworthy work, guaranteed to withstand decades of exposure to the sun and elements.

Guaranteed workmanship. We guarantee all roofs that we install because we know we installed them right the first time.

Custom Warranties to Fit Your Project & Budget. Our Wilmington Delaware flat roofing experts hand-select the products installed on our flat roofs to ensure they best match your needs for quality, performance, and budget. We’ll work closely with you to decide which products and services are worthy investments that will save you money in the long-run and which are an unnecessary expense that won’t add value to your home.

Common Flat Roof Repairs


Poor Water Drainage System. If your flat roof looks anything like this, then you need to act soon to prevent costly water damage and repairs that soon follow poor water drainage conditions like these. While this kind of weathering is common for older roofs that have experienced years of exposure to sun and the elements, it is very dangerous to your roof nonetheless. Establishing effective topography for your flat roof and maintaining the flashing and drainage/gutter system is critical to effectively move water quickly and efficiently off the roof, so that it doesn’t collect and seep through the surface to the wood sheathing below, and eventually the interior of your home. When your smooth roof surface is compromised (e.g., sagged, cracked, separated), water can collect in these areas and eventually weaken the plywood sheathing and/or framing that supports the roof, leaving your roof in danger of collapsing under the weight of excessive water, snow and/or ice. If you have standing water on your roof at any time, it’s a good reason to contact Ferris Home Improvements to correct the problem. Prompt action might save the integrity of the roof’s plywood base, preventing replacement that can add hundreds to thousands to your roof repair/installation costs.


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Clogged Drains. Clogged drains can obstruct efficient water flow, causing water collection and subsequent wood rot. Without prompt attention, this water damage can escalate a minor repair into a major roof replacement very quickly. Standing water can lead to roof damage, interior repairs, and even mold growth in the affected drywall and wood.



Damaged/Cracked Flashing. Pipe collars and other protrusions that interrupt the roof’s smooth, flat surface are areas prone to leaking. When these areas are not properly sealed, they can collect significant amounts of water and eventually cause significant damage. It is important to keep these areas properly sealed, in a manner that coordinates with the roof’s slight slope and drainage system. If it works against the drainage system, then it could worsen water pooling and damage.
Sagging/Weathered Roof. Unfortunately, sometimes much-needed roof repairs go unattended for years, even decades, and water that has collected in certain areas repeatedly over the years can weaken the sheathing to the point where it cannot hold the weight of the flat roofing material or any additional weight from excessive water, ice, or snow. The weakening of the wood causes it to bend and warp. These dips in your roof need immediate attention, due to their increased tendency to pool water and further rot the wood below.


Compromised Surface Integrity. Cracked shingles, debris in valleys and gutters, animal holes, and other things can comprise the integrity of a roof’s draining system, causing water to collect and materials to rot. Regular roof and gutter maintenance can keep repairs minor and affordable.

Flat Roof Replacement Installation or “Re Roof”

Flat Roof Installations have been a specialty of our Wilmington DE flat roofing company since we began as well. We leave every roof installation with utmost confidence because before the job even begins, we prepare for a successful roof replacement. When it comes to your home, we take no chances. Our crew will schedule your new roof installation during weather that ensures no water damage to your home and optimal product performance. Check out our residential and commercial roofing pictures in our Roofing Gallery to see more flat roof installations in progress.

Flat Roof Types

There are several types of flat roofing products that we install in order to best meet the property and budget needs for your flat roofing project. The following are our most popular products, but, as Wilmington DE flat roofing specialists, we specialize in solutions for any of your flat roofing needs—just ask!

Popular Flat Roofing Services

  • EPDM Flat Roof Installation & EPDM Flat Roof Repairs
  • TPO Flat Roof Installation & TPO Flat Roof Repairs
  • GMS Flat Roof Installation & GMS Flat Roof Repairs
  • Flat Roofing Coatings & Maintenance
  • Roof Drainage Cleaning & Repairs
  • All Appropriate Permits to Complete Project
  • Ballast Removal (if required)

Popular Commercial Flat Roofs

EPDM: Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) is a single ply membrane consisting of synthetic rubber, usually 45 or 60 mil thick. EPDM is one of the most popular flat roof rubber roofing systems in the commercial roofing industry today, offering superior leak-resistant technology that will last for decades. EPDM is one of the most popular flat roofing systems, having been around since the 1960s.


Repair Flat Roofing in Wilmington Delaware

 TPO: Thermoplastic Olefin or Polyolefin (TPO) is a single ply membrane consisting of ethylene proplyene rubber, usually 45 or 60 mil thick, similar to EPDM. However, the seams of a TPO roof use hot-air to weld the seams. TPO is reported to be a superior performer with regards to ozone and algae resistance, as well as being environmentally-safe and relatively easy to install. The welded seams are also reported to simulate a “seamless” finished product.

GMS: GMS is a roofing membrane designed for installation over a variety of existing surfaces, appropriate for most low-slope roofs; it can also be used in roof system flashings. GMS is the most cost- effective flat roofing option, and it is available in up to 9 colors, so it can complement some of the most popular shingle colors in the market as well, should your property have both shingles and visible flat roofing areas that need coordinated replacement.

Why Trust FHI With Your Flat Roofing or Rubber Roof?

  • Our Roofs Are Designed to Resist Leaks.
    As Wilmington DE flat roof experts in leak detection and prevention, we offer these roof products because we dislike roof leaks as much as our property owners, and we love the quality and security that our advanced roofing systems can offer our customers.
  • Our Roofs Are Long-Lasting. EPDM and TPO are examples of flat roofing systems are designed to withstand decades of extreme weather conditions, including roof traffic. You can rest assured you’re business is protected from the elements, and your wallet is protected from costly repairs.
  • Our Roofs Are Reasonably Priced. We often undercut the area’s largest companies up to 60%!
  • We’re Safe & Convenient. We offer several odor-free and fume-free installation options that can be safely installed year-round, and we’re prepared for OSHA-compliant installations.
  • Our Roofs Are GREEN. Although we love green at FHI, we’re not referring to color here, we’re referring to energy efficiency, which eventually translates into everyone’s favorite kind of green— the one that goes in our customers’ wallets. Ferris Home Improvements’ Wilmington DE flat roofing company proudly offers customers several green options that are ENERGY-STAR approved. Read more about ENERGY-STAR, or contact us today about our ENERGY-STAR approved products that are tax-credit eligible.
  • We have an A+ BBB Rating and we are a 2012 winner of the BBB’s Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.
  • We’re professional, honest, family-owned and operated.
  • We’re local and readily accessible. Not only are we your neighbor, but we are one of the most accessible roofers you’ll ever work with, whether it’s via e-mail or phone. We take pride in maintaining open, honest, regular communication.

Our Affordable Pricing & Financing

Ferris Home Improvements prides ourselves in delivering outstanding service at an affordable price; we provide the same services as the area’s largest roofing/siding/windows/etc companies for a fraction of the cost. Most of our business is referral-based, so we save significant money on advertising, and our smaller, non-franchise company structure also saves us significant overhead costs as well. So what do we do with all of these savings? Pass them on to our best investment—our customers!

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In addition to our standard pricing that continually undercuts the region’s largest companies by up to 60%, we also offer the following price breaks as well:

Neighborhood Roof Rates. Have a group of neighbors in your community that need a new roof? Why not work together to get a better rate? Ask us about special pricing for three or more roofs in your neighborhood. This rate is by far our best!

Exterior Overhaul Package Rates. Need a new roof, siding, soffit, fascia, AND gutters? If you contract us for multiple exterior updates at one time, we offer you significant savings. One Newark, DE customer who completed an entire exterior home renovation with us (roof, siding, soffit, gutters, and fascia) reported a cost difference of $15,000 between our bid and a larger company in the area. Be sure you are not paying thousands extra only for a big name—Ferris Home Improvements will give you the same, great results for a more affordable price, often saving you thousands of dollars!

logo-1Financing. Can’t afford the entire bill right now? Would you rather make monthly payments? We have partnered with Service Finance Company to offer financing up to $25,000 for eligible customers, and we’ll work with you to help you get the services you need.


Check out our Roofing Gallery page to see how Ferris Home Improvements has already helped other local homeowners maintain their properties as safe, secure, energy-efficient, and valuable investments. Or, just call or ask us online about your particular need! We are here to serve you.

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