Flat Roof Repair Suffolk County Long Island NY
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Flat roofs can provide a few challenges in maintaining. They are not slanted or sloped and water pools can become a huge issue. However, this can be avoided by properly maintaining the roof's surface.
In fact, these instances of "standing water" mostly occur due to bad drainage, clogged drains, blocked downspouts, and pitch issues. Moreover, "ponding water" as this event is also called can even occur due to poor flat roof design.
Poor drainage is only part of the problem. Even if ponding water issues (pictured above) are present on the roof surface, they don’t always manifest into leaks—at least not right away. This gradual intrusion of moisture is mostly due to the sun’s overwhelming impact on flat roof substrates.
Over time, the sun’s harsh UV rays take a devastating toll and eventually cause seams, transitions, laps, and other flashing details to fail. Small cracks, splits, and other tiny openings form in the roof membrane and allow water to enter the structure below. If not addressed accordingly, these troublesome leaks can lead to some very costly and intrusive repairs.
We are experienced in all types of roofing systems including asphalt shingle, flat/rubber, cedar shake, metal roofs,bitumen, TPO, Thermoplastic Polyolefin, EPOM or rubber, and more!
Do you think your flat roof could need repairs soon? Or worst yet, is your flat roof in desperate need of repairs now and you’re currently looking around for a reasonable quote from a trusted team of experts? Well, below are the signs that you should be looking out for, but if you’re already looking for an estimate feel free to fill out the contact form on the page and one of our experts will reach out to setup an appointment that works with your schedule.
Signs Your Flat Roof Needs Repairs:
- What is flat roofing?
Most flat roofs are made of asphalt, rubber, PVC, or another synthetic material. Rubber and synthetic membranes are often simple to fix with adhesive patches, while asphalt can be repaired with caulk or resealed with bitumen.
- The costs of flat roofing?
The biggest advantage to flat roofing is the costs associated with their maintenance and installation. The installation and maintenance are more affordable due to working on them being less dangerous than an unstable surface roof and the install is quicker and easier. The materials for installation are commonly cheaper as well.
- Advantages of flat roofing
The cost of a flat roof is the biggest advantage to this design and the second would be its utilization of space. Its surface area can be used for other purposes such as AC units on top, vents, flat roofs can also be designed to become outdoor lounges or rooftop restaurants and bars.
- Cracked Tar
Everything ages and your flat roof is no exception. Over time tar shrinks and cracks. Simply put, your flat roof freezes and thaws every year repeatedly. Over time the gravel and tar’s separation widen. However, flat roof repair and upkeep are extremely affordable. In fact, Pro Home Construction can apply a seal to extend the roof’s lifespan before the eventual need for replacement.
- Moisture and leaks
Flat roofs deal with moisture issues, but so long as they are taken care of these issues are solvable. A flat roof is just like any other roof when water is gathered it has only one place to go. Downward headed water can leek through membranes and left unchecked, can lead to mold, mildew, or other major problems. Have your roof inspected and maintained frequently to avoid this.
Your roof’s flashing is affected by the surrounding weather conditions and temperature. Do not let needed flashing repairs go unnoticed. Is your flashing pulling away from the corners or edges of your roof? Contact the right roofing pros today and have them [us] assist.
Algae might not sound like a catastrophic issue but trust us when we say it is. Moss, algae, and lichens could all be signs of your leak retaining water. Contact an expert today for assistance before your building sees major damage. We at Pro home Construction would be more than willing to send one of our licensed contractors over to take a look and get your flat roof back to its pristine condition.
- Topcoat exposed
If you can sometimes hear the wind causing a piece of your roof to “flap,” that is your top layer being whipped about. When it rains or snows this is exposing the roof underneath to damage. Don’t wait until the roof itself fails completely, let Pro Home Construction help repair your flat roof.
- Normal wear and tear
A normal flat roof should be replaced every 15 to 20 years. Obviously, this depends on the material used for your flat roof. Regardless, a flat roof can only be repaired a limited number of times before complete replacement is necessary and the older your roof gets the more frequently repairs will be needed. This is normal, but are you keeping track of the time between your flat roof and do you know its age?
- A trusted flat roofing company
Pro Home Construction is a trusted flat roof repair company in Suffolk County New York. We understand how frustrating searching for quotes can be, but we advise looking at an “expert’s” google reviews and getting as many project quotes as needed until you find the right flat roofing company. In our line of work, properly quoting a project can take years to completely understand and material costs are always changing. If your roofer just agrees to whatever rate you throw out, this could be a sign of lacking in experience. Cheap does not always mean “affordable” and in some cases in may mean the contractor returning in need for a bigger budget. Do not lose time and money to what sounds good. Get it done right the first time with a reputable flat roofing company. When you’re ready, we’ll be waiting.
Need Your Home Repaired?
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