COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL FLAT ROOFS
One of the easiest ways to solve problems created by having a flat roof is to have a contractor build up a pitch roofing system over the flat roof leaving it completely intact. This way the flat roof is not disturbed and is no longer used to protect the structure. Flat roofs can also be repair or replaced properly by adding more roofing material buildup so that the common issues we describe below do not develop.
At Sunrise Roofing we are a licensed roofing contractor as well as having contractor experience which means we have the knowledge and skills to offer building services most roofers can’t perform. With over 25 years of experience, we have remediated many flat roofing issues whether by building up the flat roof by adding a pitch or covering up the flat roof entirely with a framed pitch roofing structure.
There are several potential problems that can arise with a flat roofing system that homeowners in our area need to consider when repairing, remodeling or replacing. Below are some of the most common flat roof issues we at Sunrise Roofing have found over the years:
- Ponding water: Flat roofs don’t have the same natural slope that pitched roofs do, which can cause water to pool or pond on the surface. This can lead to leaks, rot, and other types of water damage.
- Roof membrane damage: Flat roofs are typically covered with a membrane, which can be made of materials such as asphalt, rubber, or PVC. Over time, this membrane can crack, split, or degrade, which can allow water to penetrate and cause damage.
- Lack of ventilation: Flat roofs can be more difficult to ventilate than pitched roofs, which can lead to problems with moisture buildup and condensation.
- Difficulty with maintenance: Because flat roofs are typically more difficult to access than pitched roofs, they can be harder to maintain and repair. This can make it more challenging to address issues before they become more serious.
- Limited insulation: Flat roofs typically have less space for insulation than pitched roofs, which can result in higher heating and cooling costs.
- Structural issues: Depending on the design of the building, a flat roof may place more stress on the structure than a pitched roof. This can lead to issues with sagging or other types of structural damage over time.
It’s important to note that many of these problems can be mitigated or avoided with proper design, installation, and maintenance of the roofing system. At Sunrise Roofing we are experts at handling any issues created by having a flat roof.
Since flat roofs are very common in commercial property structures, we thought it appropriate to address what our commercial roofing division specializes in.
WHAT ROOFING CONTRACTOR IN JACKSONVILLE ALSO SPECIALIZES IN COMMERCIAL ROOFS?
At Sunrise Roofing we offer both residential and commercial roofing services. For over 25 years we have handled 100’s of commercial roofing projects that many residential roofers would not even attempt to complete.
So, what does a licensed commercial roofer do and what type of commercial roofing service do they perform?
There are several types of commercial roofing systems, including:
- Built-up roofing (BUR): A multi-layered roofing system made up of alternating layers of bitumen and reinforcing fabrics.
- Single-ply roofing: A flexible, synthetic membrane made of PVC, TPO, or EPDM that is fastened directly to the roof deck.
- Metal roofing: Durable, long-lasting roofing system made of metal panels or tiles that are fastened to the roof deck.
- Modified bitumen roofing: A type of BUR system that uses modified bitumen to improve its performance in harsh weather conditions.
- Green roofing: A roofing system that includes a layer of vegetation and soil, which provides insulation and helps to reduce stormwater runoff.
A commercial roofing contractor like Sunrise Roofing is responsible for evaluating, installing, repairing, and maintaining these types of roofing systems. You must have specialized knowledge of commercial roofing materials, installation techniques, and safety practices to ensure that the roof is installed or repaired properly to maintain its integrity. Give Sunrise Roofing a call at 904-323-1929 and speak to one of our knowledgeable commercial roofing experts to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.