A flat roof is most common on commercial buildings but can also be found on garages, porches and other home additions. They present unique challenges that you won’t find with a sloped roof like water pooling. With nearly 15 years of experience in the roofing industry, we have mastered the obstacles of working with flat roof materials in both commercial and residential settings. Contact us today for a free estimate.
What Makes Your Roof Different
While most residential roofs have a slope that helps water and debris roll off, a flat roof is very low-sloped. After rain, water can pond in areas without enough slope to shed it. Although it will eventually evaporate, standing water can weaken the material beneath it. The water can actually act as a magnifying glass for sunlight to wreak havoc on the materials.
So a commercial flat roof installation has to be done perfectly in order to prevent the issues that deteriorate your surface materials faster. We spend a great deal of time designing a surface that will work for your building to prevent ponding and create a leak-free area, even where flat roofs tend to suffer most like the edges and around protrusions.
Flat Roofing Materials
Your flat roof can handle a variety of different materials, and we are equipped to install all of them. So we will help you choose which kind will work best for your roofing environment and of course, your budget. We specialize in applying singly-ply surfaces like PVC, TPO and EPDM. We also can install traditional materials like built-up, concrete and modified bitumen. We even install beautiful and durable metal roofing that can complement a variety of building styles.
No matter which type you choose, we firmly believe in coating your flat roof for extra protection. While proper installation is key for preventing leaks, a roof coating can make leaks impossible. It also lowers your energy bills by reflecting the sunlight away. Roof coatings can extend the life of your surface beyond that of your building.
Flat Roof Repair or Replacement
When you have a leak in your flat roof, you need to get it resolved fast. Especially in a commercial setting, every moment a leak continues can be damaging to the property inside. It can even stop business until it is fixed. We will quickly arrive on the scene and inspect the situation. With flat surfaces, leaks are often located near edges and around protrusions and intrusions like ventilation systems. They also occur after ponding has done its damage.
Once we have located the source of the leak or leaks, we can determine whether repair or replacement will be necessary. It is important that the underlayment and decking are examined for damage as well. This will help decide whether a repair is best for you. One of the best solutions for a flat roof that has sprung a leak is fixing the problem area and then applying an elastomeric roof coating to the whole surface. This can add at least a decade of life onto your materials.
We are fully licensed and insured company that is locally owned and operated. Our team takes your satisfaction seriously. Whether a commercial or residential customer, your time is valuable and we don’t want to waste a second of it. We develop a schedule based on what works for you – and we stick to it. We show up on time, and we keep the process moving without excessive delays. When you need reliable flat roof service, contact Lyndon Roofing & Construction.
Call now and get a free estimate on repair, installation, waterproofing and coatings for your flat roof in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and all nearby areas.