Flat Roofing Services
If you’re operating a business from a commercial building, then you know that stress can emanate from the least expected quarters. Commercial buildings, like all other standing structures, require maintenance and repair in order to remain fully functional. The roof is one of the most vital parts of every building. Commercial flat roofs are is a common feature in Mid-South, and rightly so because it offers a captivating aesthetic look. However, flat roofs are prone to damage.
Leaks are one of the commonest problems that plague commercial flat roof systems. Indeed, when a small leak is left unattended, it can result to major problems that can be avoided by addressing the leak. Leaks can emanate from an array of causes including improper installation of the roofing system and poor adhesion. Apart from water finding its way to the building space, leaks in the roof can also result to molding, rotting and even power supply failure among other issues.
Water pooling is another headache of commercial flat roofs. Water pooling can be a pointer to deeper issues such as debris pile up on the roof and inefficient drainage. Ponding can result to water infiltrating into the roof components underneath and accelerate roof decay. Other problems include lack of roof repairs and maintenance whenever they’re needed. Poor workmanship when installing or servicing the roof, may also cause havoc. Shoddy work by a shoddy contractor can translate to rapid roof failure, roof leaks and accelerated roof deterioration.
Getting Flat Roofing Contractors
With Harold Hall Roofing, you can rest assured that all your roofing problems will be handled with due diligence, professionalism, and precision. In the many years we’ve been in business, we have earned the reputation of providing prompt and dependable commercial flat roof construction all over the Mid-South. We have some of the best contractors in the country whom we vet for quality expertise as well as a character prior to enlisting them. Additionally, our contractors undergo mandatory continuous training to strengthen their expertise.
FAQs on commercial flat roof system
Q: Should my flat roof be sloped to prevent water pooling?
A: If your flat roof is pooling water for extended periods, sloping could be the most suitable option. If water evaporates within up to 72 hours, that’s acceptable. We can implement tampered insulation as well as an addition of roof drains to drive out the pooling water. Sometimes it’s impossible to expel 100% water pooling. If standing water remain for extended periods and additional drainage doesn’t seem to help the situation, then there’s need for the flat roof to be sloped. It’s important to note that warranties for some roofing systems require sloping.
Q: How long does a flat roof typically last?
A: On average, the lifespan of a flat roof is generally a period of between 15 and 20 years.
Q: Do I need to maintain my flat roof?
A: All the gutters as well as the outlets ought to be cleaned and cleared of debris and leaves regularly in order to avoid blockage that can eventually result to a leak. Additionally, it’s wise checking all seams and penetrations from time to time because that is where leaks usually start. We offer these maintenance services in order to take the stresses of maintaining your flat roof from you.
Q: How do I know if I should re cover my current flat roof, or tear it down to the checking?
A: If you’re considering re-roofing your building, you have 2 options: either re cover over your current roof or tear off the existing membrane as well as insulation down to the roofing deck. Recovering over the current roof hugely cuts down on the costs. When the existing roof is structurally agreeable and without any damage, then a new roof can be laid over the existing one without any issues.
At Harold Hall Roofing, we have been able to undertake as many tear-off projects as recover projects. We will be glad to come over to your place to asses your commercial flat roof design and give advice on the most suitable re-roofing approach to implement.
Q: How does rain and snow run off a flat roof?
A: Basically, a flat roof is not made perfectly flat. Rather, a flat roof is always designed with a slight slope to allow snow and rain water discharge into the gutters.
- Does a white flat roof make the building colder in the winter?
No. It’s a widely held misconception that a white roof makes a building colder during winter. However, the truth is that the roof’s color cannot affect the temperature inside in any way during winter. The thickness of insulation that’s beneath your flat roof is what determines the temperature inside your building when winter starts to bite. Buildings with more insulation can maintain comparatively warmer temperature than their counterparts with little insulation.
If you have a commercial flat roof, you will probably have to deal with a roof leak at one point or the other. At that point, or if your roof starts to act up, you may have to decide how to re-roof your building. Importantly, you’ll need to firstly understand what’s plaguing your roof and the severity of the situation before deciding on what needs to be done to rectify the issue. Contact us for more information on how you can take advantage of the expertise of our contractors to restore optimal functioning of your commercial flat roof. We will be glad to give you a free estimate.