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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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Annual Versus Seasonal Flat Roof Inspections

If you own a commercial building you own a roof and understand the need for routine maintenance in order to keep the roof functioning properly. Inspections are part of regular maintenance, as the inspection addresses potential problem areas before they have the chance to cause structural issues to the building. The standard routine is to have an annual inspection, and that will take care of ordinary problem areas as they arise. Some years, according to the weather, you may need an additional inspection to quickly find damage caused by a specific storm before the roof leak causes internal damage to your building.

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Flat Roof Replacement and Repair

Everybody understands a flat roof is a different design style than a pitched roof, as the flat roof uses different engineering and architectural concepts to maintain its structural integrity. Common sense says the flat roof is going to need routine inspection, maintenance, and occasional repair or replacement, but the average layman isn't likely to understand the intricate details of such procedures. Fortunately, a little research can make you familiar with the general needs of your roof and there are professional roofing specialists available to help with the specific needs of your building.

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Why Flat Roofs are Better for Commercial and Industrial Buildings

Flat and pitched roofs each offer distinct advantages over the other, depending on personal needs and preference for any particular building. There is a reason you typically see flat roofs on commercial and industrial buildings while finding pitched roofs more common for houses and residential buildings. Essentially, it comes down to the way the roof works structurally and the cost over time considering the initial install and ongoing maintenance budgets.

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Is a Membrane Roof Your Best Option for a Commercial Roof?

Without a doubt, building owners need a cost-effective means to keep their buildings and employees cool. With an eye on their budgets, many business owners try multiple ways to reduce the cost of their utilities. Although many of these solutions work, such as investing in Energy Start appliances, they’ll get more bang for their buck with a membrane roof.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Get a Roofing Inspection

Your roof is a protection mechanism that keeps you and your business protected from the elements and animals. A roof that is in perfect condition can help extend the life of the structure by preventing water, wind, and animals from compromising its integrity. However, a roof that is poorly maintained and in need of repairs can be the source of multiple problems. The following are a few reasons why you should get a roofing inspection to determine the state of your roof.

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Why Use Flat Roofing Styles?

Flat roofs can be used on homes and residential dwellings as an architectural detail, but are generally considered for normal use on commercial buildings. Flat roofs require a particular degree of engineering which pitched roofs don’t need, as flat roofs address the elements as efficiently but with a different style when compared to pitched roofs. Flat roofs hold the weather whereas pitched roofs divert the weather. Once you understand such a differentiation, you will begin to realize why the flat roof better serves a particular set of needs.

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Flat Roofing Styles and Techniques

Flat roofing, although with some designs may be part of a house, is generally considered an option for industrial and commercial buildings. There are reasons a flat roof is more practical in some situations, and there are reasons for designing a situation to accommodate a flat roof system. Once it has been determined to use a flat roof design, there are specific nuances as to why you may choose one system over another to assure your roof provides the best value and continued usefulness you need to provide to the building and the space underneath the roof.

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Understanding Roof Inspections

If you are having problems with your roof, getting a roofing inspection is one of the best ways to identify the problem. Like our team at A Plus Roofing, many roofing contractors provide their customers with roofing inspections prior to doing work or as part of the quoting process. If you don’t know much about roofing, then the process of getting your roofing inspected can seem like a mystery to you. The following are a few components of the entire process.

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The Life of a Flat Roof

If you own a building with a flat roof, you probably have questions about how the roofing system works, and why it is different than a traditional pitched roof. If you work in such a building, you may have questions about it as well, whether as a function of your job duties or simply out of curiosity. A flat roof does function differently than a pitched roof, but maintains the same overall goal of protecting the inside of the building from the weather and elements. The life of a typical flat roof is fairly consistent and predictable, according to where you live and assuming it was installed and maintained by a reputable local contractor.

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