Flat roofs are a common choice for commercial buildings. They make accessing a roof easier, provide an extra floor of usable space, and are a relatively low-cost roofing option. However, along with those benefits comes a variety of problems that are characteristic of flat roofs.
Like any type of roof, a flat roof—even a well-maintained one—will eventually need replacing. When it’s time for flat roof replacement, you can count on the expert crew at True Nature Roofing! We offer a variety of prime benefits to our customers, including:
- 100% satisfaction guarantee
- Free consultations & inspections
- Insurance claims assistance
- Industry-leading warranties
- Free damage assessments
- Free lifetime maintenance
- And more!
We proudly serve clients throughout Colorado’s Front Range region, including Castle Rock, CO. Give us a call today at (719) 439-9981 to find out what True Nature Roofing can do for you!
Flat Roof Benefits and Drawbacks
There are many reasons commercial building owners opt for flat roofs. For instance, in comparison with many other roof types, flat roofs are a relatively affordable option. Having a flat roof, as opposed to a pitched roof, also makes accessing your roof much easier, making it simpler to maintain the roof, clean gutters, install and maintain equipment like solar panels and HVAC, and more. With a flat roof, building owners also have what is essentially an extra floor of usable space for housing storage facilities, HVAC units, rooftop lounge areas and more.
With all of these benefits, flat roofs are not without their problems. In snow-prone regions, the weight from accumulating snow loads can be a big problem. Drainage can also become an issue in rainy weather, since flat roofs don’t drain as efficiently as pitched roofs. This can result in standing water remaining on a roof following a storm—and the presence of water that remains for any length of time can accelerate the breakdown of roofing materials and lead to leaks.
When it’s Time for Flat Roof Replacement
How do you know whether your roof needs to be replaced? Some of the indicators that it is time for roof replacement include:
- Repeated repairs to address the same problems
- Extensive tears in roofing material and seams
- Damaged or poorly secured flashings
- Damaged vapor barriers
- Ponding water that stays on the roof for more than 48 hours
- Large holes that cause persistent leaks and discolored ceilings
- Mold or foul odors
Replacing a roof is a significant expense and requires a great deal of business-disrupting work, so rest assured that we will only advocate flat roof replacement if there is truly no other alternative.
You can Count on True Nature!
For all of your commercial roofing needs, including flat roof replacement, you can count on the team of experts at True Nature Roofing. Give us a call today, (719) 439-9981, to schedule a free, no-obligation roof inspection!