Concerns with Low-Slope Roofs
As with all roofing systems, there are concerns when utilizing a low-slope roof. Let’s take a look at each one so you can be prepared.
Water Pooling and Moisture Problems
Since flat roofs are…well…flat, you have to consider rain pooling on top. If you have a single-ply roof, you may find it is more likely to experience leaks and roof damage. However, water pooling on multi-layered roofs can still suffer if you do not remove the pooling in a timely fashion.
With hurricanes being annual visitors each year in South Florida, we know that our homes and roofs need to stand up to high winds. While low-slope roofs meet necessary requirements according to building codes, they are still at a higher risk of uplift than a traditional steep-slope.
Speaking of hurricanes, the impact from debris can be more damaging to a flat roof. Considering that debris is moving at a significant rate of speed to a stationary structure, this is often a part of what to expect. Of course, what the debris is and its size affects the likelihood of damage.
The best way to understand your roof is to call one of our experienced team members to take a look. We have been in the roofing business for 30 years and have top-rate expertise. The administrative staff will walk through your questions regarding roofing and the services offered. Our estimators will look for cost-efficient solutions for your roof, and the installation crew will give you a professional job well done.