Flat roofing is no longer limited to commercial building. Nowadays, homeowners have seen the advantages of this type of roofing when installed on a residential property. However, like all other roof types, flat roofs come with a few drawbacks as well.
Since flat roofing has a level surface, pooling is a common issue. Ensure there is good drainage so that rainwater won’t remain on your roof. If pools are stagnant for long periods, moisture could potentially seep into your roofing system. This could eventually cause problems and premature roof deterioration.
Leaks can occur in various types of roofing. And, much like in other cases, these can be fixed if roofers get to the source early. Delaying roof repairs will only worsen the damage, and this could leave you with more expensive repair work.
When your flat roof has aged and finally lost its elasticity, cracks or bubbles are formed creating an alligator skin-like surface. This is called alligatoring, and it’s usually beyond repair. That’s why, in this case, experts often recommend replacing the roof.
Asphalt flat roofs typically expand and contract as the weather and temperatures change. This constant expansion and contraction eventually takes a toll on the roofing, which can cause the flashing to pull away from the edges and corners of the roof. The best way to avoid problems with the flashing is to conduct regular roof inspections. This way, you can look for signs of deterioration and find out when it’s time to do repairs or get a new roof.
Easton Roofing is one of the most trusted roofing contractors in the area. Apart from roofing, we also specialize in gutter systems and attic insulation. Our crew is trained and experienced so you can rest assured that you’ll get high-quality work. Call us at (913) 735-8534, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Kansas City, MO, and nearby areas.