Flat roofs are a popular option for commercial buildings; but, as with anything, flat roofs have their benefits and drawbacks. The negatives commonly associated with flat roofs often lead to the need for flat roof repair services.
If your commercial building has a flat roof and is located in the Windsor, CO, area, you can count on Kool Kote Roofing to provide expert repairs when you need them. Give us a call today at (720) 375-4682 for all your commercial roofing needs!
Pros and Cons of Flat Roofs
There are various reasons building owners so commonly opt for flat roofs. Money talks, as the old saying goes, and flat roofs are one of the less expensive commercial roofing options. Flat roofs are also much easier to access than pitched roofs, making roof installation and maintenance, installing and servicing equipment like HVAC systems and solar panels, and other tasks requiring roof access much easier to accomplish. With a flat roof, you also get the benefit of what is essentially an extra floor of usable space atop your building. Because flat roofs are easier and safer to access, they can additionally house structures like storage facilities and even rooftop lounge areas and gardens.
While these benefits make flat roofs attractive, flat roofs are not without their downsides. For one, flat roofs don’t drain as effectively as pitched roofs, and the presence of lingering water on the rooftop can cause a great deal of damage. Flat roofs are also more susceptible to buckling under the weight of heavy rainfall or snow accumulation, whereas pitched roofs do a better job of diverting this precipitation away from the rooftop.
Various catalysts can result in flat roof problems, such as:
- Ponding water
- Storm damage
- Building movement
- UV damage
- Loose membrane bonds
- Straight-line winds
- Improper prior repairs
No matter what the cause of your flat roof problems, Kool Kote will has the expertise to take care of them expertly and lastingly!
Give Us a Call Today
When you need commercial roof repairs or any other type of roofing service, you can count on Kool Kote Roofing for a job well done. Give us a call today at (720) 375-4682 to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation roofing assessment. The can count on the Kool Kote crew to take care of your roof with efficiency and expertise!