You likely don’t even think about the flat roof that sits atop your commercial or industrial roof. That is, until it begins to show signs that it’s needing attention.
Flat roofs are known for being affordable, durable, and compatible with various building types. They are also wonderful for providing a surface for storage of your HVAC equipment. But because they are flat, they are prone to a few issues, particularly leaks and decay. If your facility is in need of a flat roof repair in Denton, TX, give our team at Definitive Commercial Roofing a call. You can reach us at 903-820-2110.
The most important thing to note is that you should call at the first sign of trouble! Water can wreak havoc on not only your roof and insulation, but your overall structure as well.
Common Flat Roof Problems
Unfortunately, all roofs whether pitched or flat will have some type of problem throughout its lifespan. With a flat roof, the most common problems we see are:
- Ponding water. This is where water pools on the top of the surface 48 hours or more after a period of rain. If the drainage system on your roof does not help this problem, your roofing membrane could deteriorate prematurely.
- Cracks, punctures, and alligatoring. When your flat roof cracks or has punctures, water can leak through the surface and into your facility.
- Wind damage. You hope your roof can withstand high winds, but heavy guts have been known to blow your membrane, causing the need for immediate repairs.
- When debris, like limbs, leaves, and more, accumulates on your flat roof, it blocks your drainage system. They can also puncture the membrane causing leaks. It’s important to always be sure your roof is free of debris.
When you pay attention to the signs of roof damage, you can help increase the lifespan of your roof. Don’t let a premature replacement happen at your facility, your roof is far too important of an asset!
Call for An Estimate
When you’re ready to have your flat roof repaired by an expert, give our office a call at 903-820-2110. We provide superior roofing services to clients in and around Denton, Texas and would be honored to serve you.