Flat roofs are a common choice for commercial buildings for a variety of reasons, but flat roofs are not without their problems—and when these problems arise, it is important that they are attended to speedily and by a knowledgeable, licensed professional. When flat roof repair is needed, Greeley, CO, business owners and others in the greater Denver area can rely on Kool Kote Roofing!
Give us a call today at (720) 375-4682 to schedule a free, no-obligation roofing estimate, and let one of our knowledgeable technicians use expert eyes to pinpoint any roofing problems and areas of weakness on your commercial roof.
Pros and Cons of Flat Roofs
There are many reasons commercial building owners opt for flat roofs. For one thing, flat roofs are fairly inexpensive, which, of course, is attractive to any budget-conscious business owner. Having a flat roof also gives building owners extra usable space, offering a broad, flat location for HVAC units, storage facilities, solar panels and more. Flat roofs are also easier to access than sloped roofs, making it easier and less expensive to perform repairs, clean gutters, and install and maintain equipment like satellite dishes and solar panels.
For all of their benefits, flat roofs also have their drawbacks and a list of commonly experienced issues. For instance, drainage is a common problem for buildings with flat roofs. While they do drain, they don’t do so as efficiently as pitched roofs. Because of this, water tends to remain longer on a flat roof, which can accelerate the breaking down of roofing materials and eventually lead to leaks, especially along the roofing seams.
Ponding water, or water that remains on your roof for more than 48 hours following a storm, is a key indicator that your flat roof is in urgent need of repairs. Other warning signs include tears, cracks, blistering and impaired flashings.
Many factors can cause flat roof problems, such as:
- Storm damage
- Pooling water
- Building movement
- Loose membrane bonds
- Straight-line winds
- UV damage
- Improper previous repairs
No matter what the cause of your current roofing issues, the team at Kool Kote Roofing can fix them properly and add years to the life of your roof. Give us a call today, (720) 375-4682!
Call on the Experts
No matter what your roofing needs may be, Kool Kote Roofing has the expertise to meet them and meet them well. Call us at (720) 375-4682 to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation roofing assessment. One of our well-trained, highly qualified technicians will respond to your location and conduct an in-depth inspection of your roof, providing you with a detailed assessment at its conclusion. We will then provide you with our expert perspective on what the best option will be for addressing any roofing problems we have found.
For roofing issues big and small, you can count on Kool Kote!