Flat Roof Repair Services in Metro Detroit
Flat Roof Repair
Flat roofing systems require frequent maintenance. Gordon North Roofing has over 40 years of experience in flat roof repair and the maintenance of roof systems including EPDM, TPO, PVC, Modified Bitumen, and BUR roofs. Our team has all the necessary equipment to repair your flat roof and get you back in the dry.
What Kinds of Roofs are considered flat roofs?
A flat roof is a roof that slopes at a constant angle, usually in the range of 1:10 to 1:12. They are often installed because they can be built in a labor-efficient manner with inexpensive materials.
Due to cost-effectiveness, flat roofs are most common in commercial and industrial buildings and can be a major problem if not repaired and maintained. Most commercial flat roofing warranties require annual preventative maintenance.
If your commercial building has a flat roof, you need to keep an eye on it for signs of wear and tear. If you notice any damage or water intrusion, contact a licensed professional like Gordon North Roofing to schedule repairs as soon as possible. If the roof goes unrepaired, the insulation in your roof system can become saturated and permanently damaged which could lead to a costly replacement before the expected lifespan of your flat roof is up. Common flat roofing systems include:
- EPDM (Rubber Roofing)
- TPO and PVC Roofing
- Modified Bitumen
- Built Up Roofs (BUR)
How Are flat roofs Repaired?
The usual causes for flat roof damage are: wind, hail, degradation from UV damage, and snow loads. When there is a leak or damage to the flat roof, it is often at its weakest point. The most common areas for roofs to experience damage are along the seams and flashing. The size and scope of the repair are often tied to the type of roof system and the extent of the damage.
EPDM roofs are typically the easiest to repair using cover strip, primer, and patches or additional material. TPO and PVC are often repaired similarly to EPDM roofing systems but require heat welding to complete the repair. BUR roofs can typically be repaired and maintained using mastic, coatings, and tar.