A flat roof is a great, affordable choice, whether it’s for a commercial property or a residential one. Unfortunately, improper care can mean it might need frequent roof repair. Here’s how you can deal with some of the most common flat roof problems to make your flat roof last.
The most common problem with a flat roof is leaks. Because the slope is too low or non-existent, the water doesn’t run off properly. The best fix is regular inspection and maintenance, including professional help from time to time.
Your flashing can break or warp because of standing or leaking water. To fix it, have it inspected. This can help you spot any damage. If they are simply loose, tighten the screws to keep them in place. Otherwise, you’ll need to call somebody to replace it.
Debris can pile up on a flat roof. Dirt, leaves, branches and other flotsam can get stuck on a flat roof because it simply has nowhere else to go. Make sure you inspect and dispose of all debris properly, in order to reduce the need for emergency roof repair.
Flat roofs typically have better resistance to wind. They are less likely to be lifted off and torn. Still, it’s one large sheet of material. If it starts to peel off due to wind, you’ll need to have immediate repairs done.
Alligatoring is a real term, referring to when your flat roof cracks and bubbles, making it resemble an alligator’s rocky skin. This is a result of sun exposure, which damages and breaks the material over time. You’ll need roof repair and inspection done frequently in order to address this.
Turn to RTN Roofing Systems for all your commercial and residential roofing services. We cover repair, replacement and installation for your flat roofs. We also provide protective coatings to keep them in excellent condition. To learn more about the products and services we offer, call (303) 578-1257 today. We serve Denver, Loveland and Colorado Springs, CO.