Water-related damage is the number one cause of problems in both commercial and residential roofing systems. Flat roofs are particularly prone to water as the low pitch allows for rainwater to gather in shallow areas where it can penetrate the roofing assembly and damage the underlying structures.
There are a number of factors that can worsen these types of problems. Understanding these factors is crucial to ensuring your roof does not fall victim to the common issues resulting from poor water handling and control. Let our professionals at All American Roofing show you our best tips in dealing with these types of problems.
Roofing systems installed improperly often perform poorly in terms of waterproofing capabilities. This is one of the main reasons why we strongly recommend trusting only professionals to handle all your roofing needs. They are fully trained in the correct methods of installing waterproofing products and are more likely to maximize your roof’s performance. This means your building gets better and stronger protection against water-related damage.
Multi-Level Water Damage
Problems occurring in the higher floors of a multi-level building often extends to the lower floor. Gravity will always make water flow downward. This means any waterproofing failure at the topmost levels will eventually cause failures in the lower levels as well. This problem is more pronounced in flat roofs but is not uncommon in other types of roofs as well. A good water-resistant coating can mitigate these types of issues and prevent any overflow problems.
Regular inspections and maintenance visits are necessary for keeping your roof in excellent shape. Experts recommend an annual service visit, however, you may increase frequency if your building is prone to extreme weather conditions. When storms hit and your roof insurance claims specialist has determined all the needed repairs, you’ll find that a well-maintained roof performs far better than even the best roofing type with poor maintenance.
Don’t trust your roof with contractors who overpromise but underdeliver. All American Roofing is the area’s leading provider of roofing and siding maintenance, repair and installation, as well as other exterior services. OKC homeowners can give us a call at (405) 787-0400 while homeowners from Tulsa can reach us at (918) 583-0100 and (888) 786-0400. Alternatively, you can also fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation and talk to one of our experts today. We serve Norman and Edmond, including all areas in the Greater OKC Metro Area.