The roof on your commercial property is vital for protecting everything underneath it. Unlike other roofs, though, you cannot see a flat roof. This makes it easy to miss any signs of issues requiring your attention -- unless you are on the roof. 

Weatherguard Roofing knows just how important proactive maintenance on your roof can be. Having your roof routinely inspected can save you greatly when it comes to protecting your structure and everything it holds.

How Flat Roof Damage Happens

Many things can cause damage to a flat roof. Because there are no slopes, things like leaves, branches, and other debris can settle and block drainage areas as well as create areas of moisture throughout the rooftop. Standing water is one of the most common reasons for leaks.

During the winter months, snow, ice, and frigid temperatures can wreak havoc on your roof. The constant cycle of freezing and then thawing just adds to the problem. Even during other times of the year, the heating and cooling of your roof’s surface can force it into a cycle of expanding and contracting. 

Flat roofs are installed in layers, with a protective layer on top. Over time, these layers begin to wear down. In certain instances, moisture can get trapped within the layers and lead to even greater issues.

Importance of Caring for Flat Roofs

workers repairing flat roof of large building
Flat Roof Maintenance in Ann Arbor, MI

Flat roofs are designed to have a fairly long life - but that is only as long as they are cared for. By not engaging in any routine inspections or proactive maintenance, you are leaving yourself vulnerable to damage - and costly repairs. 

While the roof itself is designed to last, certain components of the roof, such as flashings and seams, may fail sooner. By staying on top of these issues and addressing them as they appear, you can extend the life of your commercial flat roof by many years.

Does Your Commercial Property Need a New Flat Roof?

WeatherGuard Roofing is the Commercial Flat Roof Expert for Repair and Installation

When repairs are out of the question and it is time to have a new roof installed, you need to call in the experts. With over 30 years of experience in the industry,  you can feel confident that WeatherGuard Roofing will give you a superior roof that will last for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I have my flat roof inspected? 

You should consider having your flat roof inspected every 2 to 3 years. For older roofs, you may want to consider having your roof inspected annually. And, of course, if you have a leak or any other inclination that something could be going awry on the roof, get it inspected as soon as possible. 

Will our office be able to function fully while the roof is being inspected, repaired, or replaced? 

The skilled team at Weatherguard Roofing will handle your roofing needs with great care and professionalism. Though keep in mind that some roofing jobs may cause noise that is outside of our control. We strive to move efficiently so that any disruptions will be kept to a minimum. 

Our roof has a few leaky spots. What can be done without replacing the entire roof? 

Flat roofs are notorious for pooling water and causing leaks. Using a silicone roofing membrane known as GacoFlex S20, the area can be covered and sealed. This durable, glossy, seamless membrane is perfect for flat roofs and can save you from having to replace the roof.