A flat roof is also called “low-slope” due to the fact that no roof is truly “flat.”
In addition to its many commercial applications, there are two categories of residential low slope:
- Large low-slope (or flat roof) applications such as condominium complexes, row homes, and town houses
- Smaller applications such as porch and garage transitions from the main home where the slope of the roof changes dramatically from steep slope to low slope on the same structure.
While there are a variety of applications for flat roofing, they are susceptible to certain problems that, left unaddressed, could cause severe damage to your roof. These include:
Ponding. Flat roofs are particularly vulnerable to ponding after rain or snow, which can lead to cracks, leaks and structural problems if not repaired quickly.
Build up. Snow and ice buildup is common after a heavy snowfall or dramatic changes in temperature. Left untended, this can lead to blocked drains, roof splitting and ponding. Have a licensed professional remove snow and ice as soon as possible.
Blistering. Raised, sponge-like surfaces on your roof are usually signs of blistering. While some small air blisters may not be cause for immediate concern, larger blisters can pop, exposing the roof and allowing water to seep through.
Splitting. This is often the result of not paying attention to the above listed warning signs.
Penetrating, clogging and drain debris are other potential problems with a flat or low-slope roof.
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