Commercial Roofing Systems Minneapolis MN
A roof that is nearly flat and most often found on commercial buildings is called a low-slope roof. No roof should be actually “flat” – though they appear that way to you from the ground; every roof should be designed to have an intentional slope for water drainage.
Low Slope Roofing (Flat Roofs)
Problems with low slope roofing are common and usually more difficult to diagnose because most often the leak area is not located where the water is appearing in a building. Your commercial roof should have NO areas of standing water. Standing water is always a sure sign of a problem and can be caused by sagging roof decking or poor drainage planning.
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Often times property owners are convinced that a restoration or repair of low-slope or flat roofing is simply not the best option. We, however, we feel that an effective repair can save an owner:
- Money– repairing vs. replacement can save owners large sums of money over the Useful Lifespan of the roof.
Roofing: Problems with roofing materials are one of the most common defects found during an inspection. Usually, most of the defects found don’t necessarily mean the roof needs to be replaced, but rather that it is simply in need of repair in order to perform properly.
Damaged shingles and flashing material should be dealt with as soon as possible as these conditions will inevitably lead to water penetration, eventual wood rot and possible structural damage.
Damaged or deteriorated roof jack flashings or boots can allow water to penetrate into the attic or eave soffit. Replacement is relatively simple and there are even roof jack products for electrical masts that allow you to replace the boot without disconnecting the mast or power.
Chimneys that are 30 inches or more in width require a “cricket” or a small saddle roof structure to be installed at the backside of the chimney. A cricket helps divert water around the chimney and prevents water ponding and the accumulation of leaves and debris behind the chimney structure.
Flat roofing materials typically require extensive repairs or replacement once the seams lose their adhesive bond and when the surface of the material has become damaged due to excessive heat and age. This wear typically results in an “alligator skin” appearance.
There are many different and effective methods for repairing low sloped\ no sloped roofs or flat roofing. Unfortunately it only takes one bad contractor for a property owner to realize how valuable a reliable roofing contractor may be. If you are facing a roofing repair take time to ask questions about the type of material the contractor will be using!
Often times we are able to successfully repair a portion or the entire surface of a flat roof, however, moisture and structural test must be done to ensure that the roof has not met the end of its useful life. Many times owners are convinced that there flat roof is un-repairable due to the lack of knowledge in today’s roofing restoration options.
Minnesota Flat Roof Experts
While recent improvements in roofing materials is great news for consumers, the best roof invented can be your worst nightmare if it’s not installed properly. Installing a roof requires special training and attention to detail. So it is important to hire a roofing contractor that has experience and knowledge in today’s roofing restoration options for commercial roof systems.
When it comes to commercial roofing in Minnesota, we’ve done it, with outstanding results. We have very strong relationships with the best commercial roof manufacturers. This provides you with an assurance of high quality work and the best guarantees.