Commercial buildings are often configured to maximize space and efficiency, and they are equipped with roofs that allow this maximization. This often means that low slope or virtually flat roofs are utilized. It is critical that a commercial roofer has specialized training and experience with the challenges of low slope roofing, otherwise leaks and ponding are an imminent reality. Here we walk through the importance of using the right commercial roofer.
One of the biggest challenges of low slope or virtually flat roofing is drainage. A flat roof offers water little chance to run off naturally, so properly installed drains and gutters are a must. If water has no outlet to drain from the roof, it will settle to the lowest point of the roof and form a pond. Ponding water degrades roofing material and drastically increases the likelihood of a roof leak.
The materials used for commercial roofs also require specialized attention. Materials that are highly weather and water resistant are preferred, due to the nature of low sloping roofs. Modern commercial roofing now favors advanced materials such as TPO and EPDM, which are roofing membranes that are virtually seamless to seal out the elements. Along with these advancements, more traditional materials have also developed to better serve commercial roofs.
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