Many commercial and industrial building owners choose flat roofs – and for good reason. Flat roofs have a number of advantages, but also tend to develop certain types of problems.
If you are in Boulder, Colorado, or the surrounding area and in need of flat roof repair, call the pros at Kool Kote Roofing. We can handle any job – large or small – and we are waiting for your call at 720-375-4682.
Flat Roofs – Good or Bad?
Flat roofs are relatively inexpensive. Plus, they give you a lot of extra storage space inside your building – almost as much as a second floor. This space can be used for much-needed storage and more.
On a flat roof, it’s easy to install and maintain HVAC systems and solar power installations. It’s even easier to clean the gutters!
However, there are some disadvantages to flat roofs. These disadvantages can cost you a lot of money if you aren’t aware of them and alert to any signs of damage. Poor drainage is the most common problem, and happens more often on a flat roof than a more steeply sloped commercial roof. And when water stays on your roof too long, it can cause a lot of problems.
What to Check for On Your Flat Commercial Roof
If you have a flat roof on your commercial building, it’s important to keep a close eye on things. Inspect the roof often yourself, and schedule professional inspections on a regular basis. Experts recommend professional inspections every spring and fall, and after any extreme weather events.
When checking your roof yourself, watch for ponding water. Any water that stays on your roof longer than 48 hours can cause problems. Other things to watch for are cracks, tears, blisters and impaired flashings. Flat roofs are vulnerable to all of these problems:
- Excessive weathering
- Building movement
- Loose membrane bonds
- Straight-line winds
- Pooling water
- Storm damage
- Poorly done repairs
- UV and heat damage
Hire the Best – Kool Kote
Kool Kote Roofing is a full-service contractor with experience in all types of commercial and industrial roofing. If you are in need of flat roof repair in Boulder, Colorado, or the surrounding area, Kool Kote Roofing is the right team to tackle the job and do it right! Call us today at 720-375-4682 to find out more about the services we offer.