Emergency Flat Roof Repairs

Emergency Flat Roof Replacement Services

Roof Repairing

Flat roofs are known to leak more often because water doesn't roll off the way it does on pitched roofs instead, it just pools until it evaporates.

Roof Washing

There are two main reasons behind why a contractor would call for a flat roof: 1) aesthetics and 2) convenience. 

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In commercial buildings, flat roofs, outright, offer a more convenient place to install outdoor HVAC units rather than putting them in high-traffic ground areas.

Roof Installation

Roofing experts discourage the use of shingles on a flat roof. As few points of sealing as possible will reduce potential for leakage. This is why most flat roofs use large squares or single sheets of materials.

Flat Roof Repairing

When you're trying to track down a leak, start by looking at the roof uphill from the stains. (Plus: here's how to clean roof stains .) The first thing to look for is any roof penetrations. Items that penetrate the roof are by far the most common source of leaks. In fact, it's rare for leaks to develop in open areas of uninterrupted shingles, even on older roofs. Penetrations can include plumbing and roof vents, chimneys, dormers or anything else that projects through the roof. They can be several feet above the leak or to the right or left of it

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Flat Roof Washing

Check for cracked housings on plastic roof vents and broken seams on metal ones. You might be tempted to throw caulk at the problem, but that solution won't last long. There's really no fix other than replacing the damaged vents . Also look for pulled or missing nails at the base's bottom edge. Replace them with rubber-washered screws. In most cases, you can remove nails under the shingles on both sides of the vent to pull it free. There will be nails across the top of the vent too. Usually you can also work those loose without removing shingles. Screw the bottom in place with rubber-washered screws. Squeeze out a bead of caulk beneath the shingles on both sides of the vent to hold the shingles down and to add a water barrier. That's much easier than renailing the shingles

Flat Roof installation

HOW TO FIND A ROOF LEAK Finding a Leak From Inside Your Home When you're trying to track down a leak, the first place to start is the attic. While it may seem counter-intuitive to start at the inside of your house, the lack of shingles can make actually make it easier to spot any problems. Use a flashlight to examine the underside of the roof. Check for any signs of light coming through the plywood to find any holes. Also see if there are any areas on the underside that are darker than others. If it hasn't rained or snowed lately, these dark areas may not be easy to spot. If you notice areas of black mold, however, it's likely that this is where your roof has a leak. Mold thrives on moisture

Flat Roof Maintenance

Checking Walls and Dormers A dormer is a roofed structure usually containing a window that projects from a sloping roof or face of an outside wall. Like any roof, Dormers have the different roofing styles and varieties. Dormer windows, along with corner boards and siding provide several areas where water can enter the interior of a house. Old, missing or cracked caulk between window edges, corner boards and siding are often culprits. Even if the flashing is fine, water can penetrate these areas, work its way behind the flashing and into your house. Caulk around these areas may look intact, but over time may not be sealing like it once did

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