When it comes to storm damage roof repair or regular preventive maintenance, there’s not much difference between flat roofs and sloped roofs. Of course, the methods and processes will vary in the small details, but both roofs have more or less the same requirements to keep them in good shape.
Flat roofs, however, are more prone to certain problems than their sloped counterparts. Thankfully, there are ways to incorporate safety in flat roof design and planning to help reinforce some of their common weak points. Here are a few tips from our flat roof experts at Arrowhead Roofing on how to design a stronger flat roofing system.
Standing water is a problem whether you have a flat roof, a traditional sloped roof or custom metal roofing. Flat roofs, unfortunately, tend to draw the short straw when it comes to handling rainwater. Most flat roofing systems are built at a slight, barely noticeable angle to help drain away any water on its surface. However, this can be hindered by clogged gutters. Make sure that you regularly keep the gutters on your flat roof clean to avoid standing water problems.
Use a waterproof coating on your flat roof installation to further protect it from any water-related damage. This, combined with an effective roof drainage system, can provide a better defense against common problems. You can maximize the protection of a waterproof coating by making sure that it’s applied by a certified professional.
Quality From the Start
The performance and durability of your flat roof will depend on the quality of its installation. As you’re checking roof replacement estimates from contractors, don’t forget to do your due diligence and vet each candidate to ensure that your roof replacement goes as smoothly as possible.
At Arrowhead Roofing, you can count on us to help keep your roof in good shape all-year-long. Give us a call at (918) 743-9257 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate on roof replacement, repair or maintenance services today.