Do you need flat roof repair or replacement in Naples FL? Let Absolute Roofing of SWFL get the job done! We’ve been repairing roofs for more than 20 years and are trusted by many happy customers.
The 4 Kinds of Flat Roofs
- Built-Up Roof (BUR)
The traditional hot-tar-and-gravel roof is built from three or more plies of waterproof material alternated with hot tar and ballasted by a layer of smooth river stone. Once made of tar paper, these types of roofs gradually are using more-advanced materials such as fiberglass membranes.
- Modified Bitumen
A single-ply rolled roof similar to an ice-and-water shield but impregnated with a mineral-based wear surface. Torch-down systems involve heating the adhesive as the material is unrolled. Newer peel-and-stick systems are safer and easier.
- Rubber Membrane
EPDM (short for ethylene propylene diene monomer) is a true rubber. The durable material resembles an inner tube, but it’s engineered to resist damage from sunlight. EPDM can be mechanically anchored with fasteners, ballasted with stone, or glued.
Common Flat Roof Repairs
One of the biggest causes of wear on a flat roof is foot traffic. Frequent walking or standing on your flat roof can quickly wear down the protective UV coating, leading to early failure. Another major problem is bird droppings. Due to the acidity, they can degrade the protective layer and waterproof layer beneath. If you spot birds frequenting your rooftop, you should take protective measures and inspect your roof more often for damage.
Another major problem is standing water. Although called flat roofs, these roofs are technically low-pitch roofs. There must be a slight pitch to allow water to run off. After a heavy rain, check your roof to make sure there are no pools of water or ponding. Don’t wait until you see a leak to call for repairs! Repairing minor damage is much less expensive than having to reroof your home.
When inspecting and cleaning your roof, be sure to tread carefully and clear away any debris from the roof. Make sure water has proper drainage or you could develop a problem. Look carefully for hail damage, punctures, or dents that could lead to a leak. If you need flat roof repair, give us a call and we’ll be happy to patch it up.
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