While you may assume that flat roofs are only for commercial and apartment buildings, the truth is, modern homes are often designed with flat roofing. They are an excellent option for those wishing to capture solar energy to power their home, because of their large surface area. Also, flat roofs offer coating options that reflect heat to keep your energy costs low.
What is the best type of flat roof?
There are many types of roof systems, and when installed properly, all can work well. We like to use “modified” roof systems when budget and durability are required.
Do flat roofs always leak?
We have found that nearly all flat roof leaks are from incorrectly installed or missing penetration and wall flashings. This happens when a roofing contractor “low balls” the cost and then cuts corners during the roof installation. At Chuy’s Roofing, we don’t cut corners. We do the job the right way, the first time.
Is it bad if water sits on my flat roof after it rains?
Yes, this is big a problem. The definition of standing water is 24 to 48 hours in moderate weather conditions. after that time, if you still see water present, this can permanently destroy your roof in these areas and void any manufacturers warranty. In some cases, drains can be added at poor drainage locations or tapered insulation can be added to move water to the drain location. If you’re noticing standing water on your flat roof, don’t wait to call us.
As your local roofing experts, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything on your roof that we can’t handle. Whether your flat roof has a leak and is in need of repair, or you’re looking for a new flat roof installation, our experienced roofing team can help. Give us a call and we’ll set up a free consultation, and have you on your way to a beautiful and durable flat roof.