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Flat Roofs

Why Do Commercial Flat Roofs Leak?

If you own or lease a commercial building with a flat roof, It’s never a good sign if you suspect leakage. Does this mean your entire roof needs to be replaced? No. There are various options to consider before a full roof replacement is even necessary. If you notice a leak in your roof, the first thing you should do is call A Plus Roofing Co. We have the tools to diagnose leaks repair your roof where necessary.

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Advantages of a Membrane Over Tar and Gravel on a Commercial Flat Roof

Tar and gravel roof systems, also known as built-up roofing gained popularity about a hundred years ago when the many uses of crude oil were finding their way into the economy. As a commercial flat roof system, they've been pretty good and pretty cheap. Fortunately, scientists have developed more sophisticated products that also serve very well on flat and low-slope roofs. A-Plus Roofing Co. highly recommends these systems for their many benefits.

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Flat Roofing Supply Options

Flat roofs provide a rugged durability unmatched by other roofing styles. Used often for commercial and industrial applications, flat roofs require a different installation process than pitched or dome roofs, as well as different maintenance procedures over the years. The materials used for flat roofing is different than the metal, asphalt shingles, or cedar shakes you typically expect on a pitched roof because a flat roof is expected to perform on an industrial level toward maintaining your building.

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Does Your Flat Roof Need Maintenance, Repair, or Replacement?

Flat roofs are expected to, and usually do, last a lifetime. They are designed to last a lifetime, but are also designed with the expectation they will receive annual inspections and routine maintenance as needed. On the rare occasion a repair is needed, the basic layout of a flat roof demands it be conducted immediately before it causes more problems and more expensive repairs.

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The Features and Benefits of Duro-Last Commercial Roofing

Duro-Last commercial roofing has been around since the late 70’s. For almost 40 years it has grown to become the most popular type of commercial roofing in the industry. Commercial and large-scale building contractors use Duro-Last roofs regularly across the U.S. This amazing product has become a staple in the industry.

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Does a Commercial Flat Roof Ever Need Replacement?

Flat roofs are sometimes utilized to great effect with residential home designs but are typically considered for industrial or commercial buildings. Flat roofs provide a proven rugged durability which will likely outlive your lifespan, but everything has a breaking point and even flat roofs need maintenance or on occasion have to be replaced.

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Which Type of Commercial Roof is Best for You?

Of all the flat roof products on the market, three stand out as having the highest quality and lasting the longest: Duro-Last, TPO membranes, and rubber membranes (EPDM). Below we explore each and discuss their best applications on a commercial rooftop.

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Why Is My Flat Roof Leaking?

Although they achieve the same function, the very design of a flat roof is different from that of a pitched roof. There are instances in which a residential building may have a flat roof, but flat roofs are generally assumed to be for commercial or industrial buildings. Likewise, people tend to understand what maintenance their house's pitched roof requires but aren't sure about what the flat roof of a commercial building needs. Although flat roofs are typically quite sound and do the job they were intended for, there are a number of reasons why a flat roof might leak.

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How to Ensure You Have Proper Drainage with a Flat Roof

When it comes to the roofing, ensuring that your roof is problem-free is essential. It’s even more important when it comes to your commercial roofing. Problems like leaks and mold are magnified when it comes to roofing because if you neglect it, you can be sued by a customer or reported to OSHA by an employee. Fortunately, there are easy ways to ensure that your flat commercial roof is problem-free when it comes to your drainage and avoid costly roofing repairs before they happen.

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Why Should You Have Your Flat Roof Inspected?

Your roof is the largest area of space exposed to the elements when it comes to your commercial building. As such, your roof will sustain a lot of damage over the years. You can eliminate the extensive roof work by getting your roof inspected annually so that repairs don’t get too bad. Below you will find a few problems that could lead to serious problems without an annual roof inspection.

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