Flat roofs are a common feature found atop commercial buildings. Like any type of roof, they are prone to certain problems—any of which will necessitate flat roof repairs performed by a professional.
When you find yourself in need of flat roof repairs in the Upper Darby, PA, area, the team of experts at Capital Coating is here to help you. We have been in business for more than 20 years, and in that time, we’ve seen (and fixed) just about everything there is when it comes to roof troubles. Rest assured, we can take care of your roofing problems, too!
Give us a call today at (717) 442-0979 to get a professional quote on your flat roof project.
The Pros & Cons of Flat Roofs
There are various reasons that flat roofs are a popular choice among building owners. For one, they are a comparatively budget-friendly type of roof compared to many others. Flat roofs are also easier (hence less expensive) for service people to access when repairing the roof and installing and servicing equipment on it, like solar panels and HVAC systems. With a flat roof, you also get what is essentially an extra floor of usable space, since flat roofs can house storage facilities and other rooftop structures due to their lack of pitch.
With such benefits come some flat roof drawbacks, including:
- Drainage issues: Due to their lack of pitch, flat roofs don’t drain as efficiently as pitched roofs, and this can lead to the development of ponding water, or standing water that remains on a roof for 48 hours or longer. The presence of ponding water can lead to the breakdown of your roofing materials.
- Leaks: Most roofs are prone to the development of leaks, and flat roofs are no exception. Leaks are especially prevalent along roof seams.
- Stability issues: Stability can be a problem for flat roofs, especially a larger roof that covers an expansive area. In the presence of heavy snow or rain, a flat roof can end up buckling beneath the weight, since the precipitation is more apt to stay on the roof due to the lack of pitch to enable it to slide off.
Other common catalysts for flat roof problems including storm damage, UV damage, weathering, loose membrane bonds, age-related issues, straight-line wind damage, and problems resulting from building movement.
We’re Here to Help!
Whatever the cause behind your flat roof issues, the Capital Coating crew is here to administer expert solutions to make things right.
Give us a call today, (717) 442-0979, to schedule a consultation!