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How Do You Fix a Leak in a Flat Roof?

Puddle on flat roof

Repairing leaks on a flat roof can be challenging in several ways, but if your roof is relatively new, repairing damages or leaks should be your first solution. Flat roofs tend to have inherent design and installation particularities that can often lead to performance issues as well as a shorter lifespan. One of the most common commercial roofing issues is leaks.

Leaks in Flat Roofs

Leaks are one of the most frequent and common issues on any type of flat roof and typically happen as a result of ponding water that puddles for more than 48 hours. This water penetrates the flashings or seams or may also come from the chimney, drains, skylights, or other penetrations causing leaks.

If the water gets under the membrane and into the sheathing, your roof is at risk of developing mold and rot. This is why it is crucial to repair leaks as quickly as possible once they are discovered.

Should You Repair or Replace Your Flat Roof?

If your flat roof has been installed properly and has also been maintained regularly, and has started to leak, repairing your roof is the most feasible option. In other cases, if your roof is old, has sustained major damages, or is continuing to leak despite the fact that it has already been repaired, you may need to have your roof replaced with a new system.

It is recommended to use an expert roofing contractor for the best results. Attempting repairs yourself can lead to an endless cycle of repairs that you’ll need to handle every few months. You can save money and avoid the stress of recurring repairs in the long by utilizing a professional roof repair service.

Repairing a Flat Roof Leak

Evidence of a leak will usually appear within the building’s workspace. Factors such as frequency, volume, weather conditions, and location are some of the factors that need to be evaluated. The roofs surface also need to be examined, including the:

  • Envelope
  • Membrane
  • Flashings
  • Petitions
  • Gutters
  • Adjusting walls

Once the roof surface has been examined, the diagnosis will begin. A commercial roofing expert, who deals with these types of problems daily, will take into consideration the type of roof, age, underlying decking, and previous underlays.

When repairing a leaking roof, it is crucial that the proper materials are used to extend the life of the roof to its maximum use. With the experienced team of roofers at ACR-1.COM Commercial Roofing, we can repair your roof for leak-free, worry-free results using our Advantage Systems Commercial Roofing System.

This monolithic roofing system is installed in one seamless piece that is able to form around flashings and other objects without the need for cutting our gluing, eliminating weak spots where leaks can form. This system is top-rated in durability, flexibility, and strength, and with its reflective properties can even help to lower your heating and cooling costs.

Top Quality Commercial Roofing Repair and Installation Services

When searching for “flat roof repair near me,” be sure to trust the commercial roofing expert at ACR-1.COM Commercial Roofing for all of your roofing needs. Contact us today to learn more!

Repairing leaks on a flat roof can be challenging in several ways, but if your roof is relatively new, repairing damages or leaks should be your first solution. Flat roofs tend to have inherent design and installation particularities that can often lead to performance issues as well as a shorter lifespan. One of the most common issues is leaks.

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