A flat roof installation is great for commercial properties and even residential ones because of its low-maintenance properties and modern, utilitarian appearance. However, flat roofing is plagued by issues exclusive to it. American Roofing, Inc. discusses three of these in today’s post.
Despite its name, a flat roof isn’t actually flat. It’s designed to have an unnoticeable slope to drain water and minimize water stagnating on the surface. However, some areas are prone to water pooling or excess rainwater. The stationary pools of water add extra weight to the roof and might even seep into the interior parts of the roof. The only solution for water pooling is to install more drain lines or to re-pitch the roof to accommodate larger volumes of rainwater.
The roof membrane is laid on top of the building during roof installation as a defense against water damage and leaks. When this starts buckling or begins curling, then it’s a huge problem because it means your roofing system is near the end of its service life. Roof buckling is caused by excessive movement of the building (such as when it settles or during an earthquake) or harsh weather.
Check the condition of your commercial roofing system often since it displays tell-tale signs of damage. You should take a proactive approach and call for a roof inspection from a reliable roofing company, like American Roofing, Inc.
This damage is characterized by the alligator hide-like cracking and bubbling on your flat roof surface. It’s unpleasant to look at and causes damage to your roofing system by exposing the reinforcement underneath the surfacing material.
A commercial roofing system is a big investment and you shouldn’t allow alligatoring to weaken it. The best way to address it is to have a contractor do the necessary repairs on the roof by doubling the roof coating or completely installing a new one in severe cases.
American Roofing, Inc. uses quality materials for the best possible results. Talk to us today at (216) 307-3898 or fill out our contact form to request a free project estimate. We proudly serve homeowners in Cleveland and Mentor, OH, and other surrounding areas in Ohio.