You can reduce the need for repairs on your flat roof if you take care of it and get rid of water that can pool on it. Having proper drainage on the roof is important as well, but it is often necessary to get up on the roof and clear off water and deal with mold personally.
If mold or water are allowed to stay on your roof, they can cause deterioration in your roofing materials. They can also create leaks, discoloration and other issues that will require repairs.
The severe structural damage caused by common flat roofing issues are not something you want to take lightly. Your flat roof may need special attention that you cannot give it on your own. Be sure to contact a roofing professional if you suspect there is a leak or other serious problem with your roof.
Because of the way flat roofs are designed, any problems they suffer will likely be widespread and not something that can be quickly and easily fixed. An experienced roofing professional will be able to assess the damage for you and determine what will need to be done to repair the roof.
If you catch the problems early enough, they can usually be fixed with some simple and low-cost repairs. However, if water has pooled for a while on your roof or mold has been allowed to spread across much of the roof, then you could be looking at a roof replacement instead of some simple repairs.
The cost of roof repair will vary based on how much work needs to be done and how long the work will take. If you call us out to perform an assessment, we can give you quotes and estimates for all of that. Please bear in mind that once we get working on the roof, we may discover more problems than what we initially noticed, but we will inform you of any changes to the estimates as they occur.
To repair your flat roof, we may install new drainage or we may patch or replace materials that make up the roof itself. We can also install reinforcement for the roof, add sealants and coverings or put down a new layer on your roof to keep it from deteriorating. The choice is up to you, and we will discuss your options with you and help you decide on what will work best in your situation.
Flat Roof Repair
Flat roofs create unique problems that you might not see with other kinds of roofs. The two most common issues are mold buildup and water pooling. These can cause damage over time, and they may require an expert to come in and effect repairs on the roof. While flat roofs can be aesthetically pleasing and simply practical for many commercial properties, their intrinsic difficulties make them one of the higher maintenance roof types. It is important to know what to watch for with these roofs and when to have them repaired.