The trouble with flat roofs are that they are flat. Water tends to lay on surfaces longer that are not pitched. That knowledge is not anything extraordinary, however many homeowners never consider this basic law of physics. Never visibly seeing on top of their flat roof after a rain most homeowners never know that ponding water sits on the roof until it evaporate over a forty-eight hour period. Most home flat roofs have very little if any pitch to them, enabling water to drain off the roof. In fact some have a reverse pitch, thus water sits longer or they have dips due to age of the roof allowing for ponding water. In either case water does not drain properly off roofs creating a possible or future problem. The roof material is very important on flat roofs that retain some water after a rain. The past BUR build up roofs consisting of tar and gravel as been replaced with more efficient rubber base products applied with a torch or liquid emulsions. But even these products have now been replaced with what I like to call the future in roofing, especially for flat roofs.
Today many quality environmentally safe products are readily available to not only ensure leak free flat roofs but also save our dumps from more roof debris, save for the environment, no fumes, no chemicals and no danger of fire form torch applied products flat roofs toronto.
These new products for flat roofs can be also used on metal roofs and offer lifetime warranties. They are efficient in every savings. Today many quality environmentally safe products are readily available to not only ensure leak free flat roofs but also save our dumps from more roof debris, save for the environment, no fumes, no chemicals and no danger of fire form torch applied products, heat reflective, considered green products, energy star rated, can be applied to existing roof material, tax incentives, electric provider incentives and more.
The names of some of these products are Hydro-Stop waterproofing system and Sure Coat waterproofing system to name just a few. Some are silicone based others are acrylic or elastomeric. Ask a certified roof contractor which product is best for your area and application. We at Certified Quality Roofing in Melbourne Florida are certified in Hydro-Stop, Sure Coat and Henry Coatings. These are roof systems and NOT paint in a can. Rather they are complete roof systems providing years of security for your home and interior furnishings. We have installed thousands of square feet on residential and commercial buildings giving assurance with each project that leaks from flat roofs are a thing of the past.
Try one of these products before you spend the additional expense to remove an existing roof, fill up more dumps and install an antiquated system that has gone the way of the horse and buggy.