A rundown roof says can compromise your property. Don’t settle for less. Get an up-to-date, well-maintained roof from the roofing professionals at Grand Valley Roofing & Coatings Inc. We can also complement your new roof with new flat roofing, siding, soffit, and fascia work.
Flat roofs can have specific problems including:
What We Look For
Flat roofs that are too flat
Easily blocked drains
Leaks and moisture affecting the deck
Blow off and/or tenting
Lack of maintenance
Roof mounted equipment
While a flat roof may look flat, they have been engineered to slope towards drains and scuppers. Some have roofing materials specially designed to create these slopes and must be installed like placing giant puzzle pieces in the right place. Whatever the method, the result is the draining of water off the roof.
The drain's role is to provide the removal of water as quickly as possible and should be inspected for blockages, frequently. It should be part of a regular roof maintenance program.
The decking supports the roofing membrane that covers it. The function of flashing is to provide a watertight connection between the roof and projections. Many early roof leaks are the result of flashing problems and prompt repair will extend the roof's life
The use of gravel stops and roof edge is done to contain the gravel and prevent blow-off but it also creates breaks that can allow water penetration. Proper placement is very important.
Water should drain completely within 48 hours after a rain. If water is left to pond, it can lead to roof sag, increased leaks, plant growth and an increase in the rate of deterioration of the roofing material.
A flat roof should give you decades of service. However, like any part of the building, it need regular maintenance. Failure to check your roof can be very expensive.
When the layers of felt and/or substrate separate, air is trapped between the layers. The roof feels spongy and over time with the changes in temperature, the separation increases.
These can be found where blisters have broken, nails and fasteners have risen up or membrane has shrunk and pulled away from the edge. You can assume a great deal of water has penetrated the membrane.
Any roof equipment should never be placed directly on a roof. They should be mounted and curbed to prevent roof failure.
Securing the perimeter of a roof is very important for maximizing the life of the roof. It prevents leaks, blow off and membrane detaching.
Metal decks can be affected by water leaking. This deteriorated and rusts the deck. Often, the damage can be repaired by aluminizing the surface rust.
Need a roofing inspection? Trust your local roofing professionals in Cambridge. Grand Valley Roofing & Coatings Inc. prides itself in being a progressive company that provides that small-company individual attention your project deserves; yet is large enough to tackle the biggest job. Give us a call to get a quote for all your roofing projects.
Call Us At 519-650-1231