3 Common Flat Roof Problems

As a small business owner, there are a number of things to do and be concerned with on a daily basis. If your business is being ran out of a commercial building, then you know all too well about stress. Just like any other standing structure, your commercial building will require repairs and maintenance to stay fully functional. Among the most important parts of any building is the roof. Flat roofs are a common option on commercial buildings, which offer an aesthetically pleasing look, but that may also be damage prone. The following are a few of the most common flat roof repairs you will encounter.

Leaks

One of the most common issues you will notice with your roof, and any roof for that matter, is leaking. There are a variety of things that can cause these leaks and getting them addressed right away is the only way you will be able to reduce the damage that occurs. In order to get the source of the leak tracked, you will need to get a professional to troubleshoot it for you. Trying to fix this problem on your own will usually cause even more problems. Also, you may wind up repairing the wrong portion of the roof, which will result in more costs down the road, since the actual source of the leak will still be present.

Pooling Due to Poor Drainage

Another very common issue you will notice with a flat roof is pooling of water, which is usually due to poor drainage. The more water you have pooling on your roof, the more of a risk you have of it getting a dip in it or even worse the roof collapsing under the extra weight. In order for this issue to be fixed, you will need to have your gutters fixed and maintained. The longer you wait to call in a professional to fix this problem, the more damage you will ultimately have to deal with. Proper maintenance throughout the year will also help minimize the problem from occurring again.

Problems with the Sheathing

Yet another problem you will have with your roofing system is problems with the sheathing. The longer you have the same sheathing on your roof, the more damage it will undergo due to direct exposure to the sun. Over time, the sheathing will begin to crack and can create leaks throughout your building. Once the sheathing on your building is damaged, you will need to have it completely replaced to fix the issue. Make sure you find an experienced professional to handle this issue for you due to the complexity that is involved in this repair.

Taking the time to find a quality roofing service will help ensure quality repairs are provided. Pyramid Roofing Company provides maintenance and repairs for all types of commercial roofs and if you would like more information, call them today at 888.917.ROOF. You can also visit their website to set up an appointment.