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Common problems with commercial flat roofs:

Flat roofs stand as one of the most energy-efficient and aesthetically pleasing roof replacement options. While many home and business owners are interested in getting their roofing repairs completed with a flat roof, there are a number of common problems that can come up with flat roof designs. Here are some of the typical problems that can occur with flat roofs and how you can fix them:

Alligator effect:

When your roofing materials start to scale up like an alligator’s skin, this is a sure sign that the waterproof seal across the entire roof is failing. As the waterproof membrane fails it will start to crack up. The cracks can often be places where the seal of the roof is compromised. Adding a new coating can be one of the best ways that you can extend the life of your roof.

Ponding water:

If water starts to accumulate in areas across your roof this can be the main cause of deterioration in your roofing materials. When water has the chance to accumulate it will break down areas of the membrane and eventually cause leaks in your roof. Work on the water management system for your roof and add new insulation to make sure water sheds from your roof easily.

Damage along the edge:

If you’re starting to notice damage along the edge of your roof this can compromise the way that your roof drains. Performing repairs along the edge of your roof with the help of a professional roofing contractor can make sure that your roof will continue to drain well and that you can prevent issues of corrosion or failure in roof flashing.

Contact us today to learn more about common problems with commercial flat roofs. Keep in mind that solving issues with your flat roof early on can make sure that problems can be prevented in the future.

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state certified roofing contractor and co owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best roofing in Clearwater. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for Residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.

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