For commercial building owners, choosing a roofing contractor for a roofing project is a critical decision that affects the building’s overall value and functionality. At Weathertight Roofing, we believe that our experience, quality workmanship, and dedication to customer service make us an ideal contractor for commercial roofing projects.
With over 15,000 commercial roofing projects completed, our licensed and insured contractors have the experience and expertise to deliver a job done right the first time. Our team of professionals is equipped to handle any size or type of commercial roofing project, from flat roofs to sloped roofs, using the latest techniques and materials to ensure that each project meets our high standards.
Purpose & Advantages of Flat Roofs
Flat roofs, as the name suggests, are close to level, with a low slope or no slope at all, which makes them look flat from the ground. They are typically found on commercial buildings, although some contemporary residential homes also feature flat roofs. One significant advantage of flat roofs is that they create a larger rooftop space, which is ideal for commercial buildings as it provides space for storage, HVAC systems, and solar panels.
Flat roofs are designed to work differently from pitched roofs, which allows for maximum utilization of flat areas. They are also more cost-effective since they use fewer materials, require less labor, and can be installed quickly. Furthermore, flat roofs are easier to maintain since they offer quick and easy access for inspections and repairs.
However, one significant disadvantage of flat roofs is their susceptibility to ponding water, which is water that pools on the roof due to insufficient drainage. Ponding water can cause damage to the roof membrane, leading to leaks and other issues.
Understanding Flat Roof Materials and Maintenance
Flat roofs can be made from a range of materials, including modified bitumen, built-up roofing (BUR), single-ply membrane like thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), and spray polyurethane foam (SPF). Each material offers distinct advantages and disadvantages, and choosing the right material is essential to the performance and longevity of a flat roof. Properly maintained flat roofs can last up to 20 years or more, depending on the materials used and the quality of installation and maintenance.
Commercial properties with flat roofs require routine maintenance for optimal function and lifespan, including:
- Regular inspections
- Cleaning the roof’s draining system
- Repairs of any problem areas
In addition to routine maintenance, commercial property owners should have their flat roofs inspected by a professional roofing contractor to identify any potential issues that may require repair or replacement. The roofing professional will also be able to advise on the best materials and techniques to ensure your flat roof remains in top condition.
Call Weathertight Roofing, Inc. for a Free Estimate
At Weathertight Roofing, we are committed to delivering exceptional customer service. Our Caldwell flat roofing specialists have completed more than 40,000 roofing jobs, including 15,000+ commercial projects. Our licensed and insured roofers are more than qualified to ensure your roof performs for the entirety of its lifespan.
Flat roofs provide a range of benefits for commercial buildings, including increased rooftop space, lower installation costs, and easy maintenance. However, they require specialized materials and maintenance to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Consulting with a roofing professional is crucial when it comes to flat roof installation, maintenance, and repair to maximize the value and benefits of your flat roof investment.
Call or text (208) 494-9491 to reach Weathertight Roofing for a free estimate today.
“I would hire Weathertight Roofing Inc, again anytime to re-roof our home, and we highly recommend them to others if you seek a competent, honest, firm that arrives when they say they will, and gets the job done on the date they say as well.”- Terry Engelking
“Their quality of work is top of the line and they stand behind their work 100%”- Jake Henery
“The workmanship is outstanding!”- Alex Silva
“The finished product looks great.”- Greg Johnson
“The new roof is beautiful!”- Susie Patterson