Flat roofs are a popular choice for commercial buildings, costing less than many other roof types and offering other benefits, too. But flat roofs tend toward certain problems, which, if not addressed promptly, can snowball into bigger issues that may eventually lead to the need for flat roof replacement.
Proper maintenance goes a long way toward prolonging the life of your roof, but even for a roof that is properly cared for, the time will eventually come for full roof replacement. There are alternatives that can delay the need for roof replacement by decades, and we specialize in those services, as well. If replacing your flat roof is the only viable option, however, you can count on Five Star Commercial Roofing to do a quality job and provide you with a roofing asset that is built to last.
Call us today at (888) 740-2070 to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation roof assessment. A knowledgeable member of our team will visit your location and thoroughly inspect your roof, assess its condition, and let you know whether roof replacement is your only option or if another alternative, like a roof coating system, could correct your roof’s problems and extend its life.
Possible Causes of Flat Roof Failure
Flat roofs are prone to various issues that can develop over time, including:
- Ponding water, or water that accumulates on the roof and remains there. Flat roofs do not drain as efficiently as pitched roofs, and if standing water stays on your roof for a long period of time, the roofing materials can start to break down and leaks will begin to develop.
- Thermal shock, which happens when sudden changes in temperature cause the roofing materials to rapidly contract or expand. Various kinds of damage can ensure from this, such as cracking or buckling.
- Aging and weathering, which will occur as time passes and weather conditions assault your roof. Proper maintenance is crucial to keeping problems in check that result from aging and weathering.
Another disastrous factor for commercial roofs is improper workmanship. Time and again, we have encountered serious problems that resulted from installation or repairs that were not done to code. It is vitally important that only a professional roofing contractor—and one that is properly licensed and trained—performs work on your roof. Letting an inexperienced contractor attempt to perform roofing work is not only unwise, but can lead to serious problems and invalidate your roof warranty.
We’re Here to Serve You
For all types of commercial roofing services, including flat roof replacement, Five Star Commercial Roofing is the team you can trust. Give us a call today at (888) 740-2070 to schedule your free roofing assessment. Whether your flat roof needs to be coated, repaired or replaced, we have the expertise and quality materials to do the job right!