Your Flat Roof Problems Solved
How to Spot Flat Roof Issues
While water spots on roofs of various shapes and sizes are a clear evidence of deterioration, many other issues and their causes can go unnoticed by the untrained eye. We’re here to assist you figure out why your flat or low-sloped roof isn’t working as well as it should. Get the facts about PREVALENT ROOFING PROBLEMS
On flat roofs, leaks are notoriously difficult to trace back to their source, and many individuals find it nearly impossible to pinpoint the source, resulting in reoccurring water damage. Regular roof inspections with the assistance of a trained roofing expert get you one step closer to permanently resolving your leakage problem. Ponding, where water collects on the roof covering, is a common cause, as evidenced by water stains and plant growth. Leaks can also be caused by poor drainage and cracks in the roof covering, as well as at the joints and corners of chimneys and ventilation points.
What Happens After That?
Following a thorough roof inspection, one of our roofing specialists may recommend a patch repair or a full re-cover depending on the degree of the damage. Patch repairs are an excellent choice for repairing leaks and damaged or worn flat roof coverings since they can be completed quickly and inexpensively. A full refurbishment may be required if the amount of the damage goes a bit deeper, i.e. below the covering and into the subsequent layers of your roof before damaging the boarding of your ceiling.
The stripping of your roof deck and waterproof membrane is required for flat roof re-covering. The roof is subsequently re-covered with a felt or metal sheet covering, which, with proper roofing maintenance, can last up to 15 years.
Roof Coverings for Flat Roofs
There are a variety of flat roof coverings that can be used to repair any commercial or industrial structure at a low cost. Two or more layers of bituminous felt are built up to form a totally waterproof membrane in a built-up felt covering. Single-ply membranes, on the other hand, are made up of just one layer of EPDM or TPO material that can be attached to the roof deck loosely or permanently. Mastic asphalt roofs can last up to 60 years, while sheet metal roofs are more expensive but also more durable.