Rainbow Enterprises performs all types of flat roof repair. When we repair your current roof leaks, we offer a complete evaluation for additional problems that could be potential roof leaks in the future. It is our attention to details that help prevent possible damage to your facility and it’s assets.
Drain in gutters, downspouts and scuppers.
Counterflashing areas including reglets and termination points.
Roof penetrations and projections common to pipes, vents and HVAC units.
Membrane conditions such as blisters, ridging, spits and punctures.
Flat roof repair skills are crucial for anyone who owns a building with a flat roof. But hiring a qualified roofing can eliminate many unforeseen problems. It’s even more important to know how to maintain a roof and perform roofing repairs before any small cracks or dips become serious problems. Hence experience in flat roof repair can take a lot of the guesswork out of the problem, not to mention it is usually a dirty job and near a roof edge even dangerous.
Heat and water cause most problems that require roof repair. Flat roofs should be inspected at least twice a year for heat and water damage. Check the roof more often if you live in an area with heavy storms or if trees drop a lot of drain-clogging leaves onto your roof. Look for trouble spots and perform a roof repair. Flat roofs with serious leaks will likely need to be replaced. In such cases, a flat roof repair will only cover up the problem. Still, you can delay a costly replacement with preventative flat roof repairs.
The first spot to keep an eye on is the edge of the roof, and any other drain channel. Water pools at the edges of the roof before flowing down the drains, and even a tiny gap in the flashing can allow leaks. Seal the flashing tightly all the way around the roof where it meets exterior walls, and around any vents or chimneys. Remember that rain doesn’t always fall vertically. Flat roof repair may also involve flashing repair on the walls.
Look for standing water at low points on the roof. If you see blisters in the roof, water has probably already leaked into those spots. Sooner or later, the water will seep through and require roof leak repairs. It’s easier to perform roofing repairs when the roof is dry and before the water causes serious damage inside the building.
In cases of widespread, severe damage, flat roof repair should be left toprofessionals. However, it may be possible to cut out and replace small sections of the roof with new rubber sheeting or asphalt felt, depending on the existing material. Sagging areas also can be built up and leveled off with sheets of rigid insulation under the roof.
If you find cracks and bumps all over the roof, you can extend the life of the roof with a simple roof repair. Flat roofs often just need a new layer of roofing tar rather than a whole new surface. You can also add reflective aluminum paint, which helps the roof absorb less summer heat. The building will be more comfortable and the roof less likely to crack because will be under less stress.
The best defense against leaks is a good, early offense with preventative roof repairs. Flat roofs are very susceptible to water and heat damage, but thorough, regular inspections and maintenance can prevent many problems.