Common Roof Problems That Require Repair
By their very nature, flat roofs tend to accumulate more water than sloped roofs. Proper drainage design and correct roofing installation can help mitigate these issues. However, heavy rainfall and old flashing can contribute to poor draining, which results in damage to the roofing structure and, eventually, the building itself.
We often find that debris build-up will clog your drainage system, resulting in water failing to drain properly. Faulty guttering or inadequate sloping can also make the problem worse. Bubbling or damage of the roof membrane can interfere with the slight slope that guides water towards the drain, resulting in water accumulation.
In many instances, drainage issues are relatively simple to repair, especially if caught early. We also strongly recommend regular maintenance to prevent debris build-up in the drainage system, which will make all your roofing problems even worse.
If left neglected for too long, drainage issues can lead to ponding water. Any water that doesn’t drain within 48 hours of heavy rainfall or snow will result in significant issues on your roof.
Ponding water amplifies UV waves, which will accelerate the perishing of your roofing materials. It will also promote the growth of algae, which can weaken the structural integrity of the roof.
The main danger with ponding water is that it can amplify existing problems in your roof. What starts out as a small leak will let water into the roofing structure—which in turn will rot, resulting in a larger leak. The longer you delay minor roof repairs, the more likely you will have to replace the entire roof.
All roofing materials have lifespans. Older roofs are more prone to leaks and will degrade faster than new roofs. While regular maintenance can help extend the lifespan of your existing roof, you may need to consider a roof replacement eventually.
We strongly recommend regular maintenance to prolong the life of your roof. Regular inspections will often reveal small issues that are easy to repair, saving you money on costly repairs in the future.
Updating Your Roof
Once you reach a point where you are needing to spend a lot of time repairing your roof, it may be a wiser option to consider a complete roof replacement instead. Modern materials are significantly more energy-efficient and longer-lasting than their older counterparts, making them a great future investment for your building.
Making sense of all the flat roofing options available can be challenging. Suppliers have more materials available than ever before, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. At Quality Roofers, we offer consultations to help you decide which option is the best for you and your building while remaining within your budget.
Severe storms, water damage, and age will damage your roof, resulting in leaks that may interfere with the structural stability of your building. If you’ve seen pooled water or other signs of damage, be sure to call us right away.
The sooner we repair the damage, the less costly and time-consuming the process will be.
At Quality Roofers, we pride ourselves on repairing almost any commercial flat roof, regardless of the extent of the damage. When you schedule an appointment, we’ll conduct a thorough inspection before providing you with several options, enabling you to make an informed decision.
Our Commercial Roofing Process
While every building is different, we follow a specific decision pathway that allows us to streamline the roofing process while taking your specific needs into account. We always start with a comprehensive inspection of your roof and building before deciding how to move forward.
We’ll provide you with a reliable cost estimate and explain your options before starting any work. Our team will only start working once you’ve approved the materials and any other details of the job.
Wherever possible, we aim to minimize any disruption caused by our roofing team. For smaller repairs, you can continue to operate as normal, but for roof replacements, we may sometimes need to shut the building down. Again, we’ll explain the options and procedures to you before undertaking any work.
Taking care of your roof will reap you long-lasting benefits. As Mississauga’s premier flat roofing specialists, we at Top Roofing Contractors Inc. have the expertise and experience to maintain, repair, and replace your roof. Find out why we’re the best—and schedule an appointment today!