A roof has always had a bad reputation for needing expensive and costly repairs if something goes wrong. Flat roof repair does not have to be expensive or time consuming, all you have to do is be able to identify the extent of the problem and in some cases you may be able to do it yourself quickly and easily. However, with the advances of the roofing material means that this type of problem occurs a lot less often and many manufactures offer a long guarantee, so many structural problems with the material area covered and can be replaced. This is why many people have started to go towards choosing the flat roof design.
Detecting Flat Roof Problems
When you have a leak it will become apparent in the rooms below when it rains outside. However, remember that when a leak usually occurs the water will usually pool at a different location due to gravity so where you see the damp patch may not necessarily be the source of the problem. As well as gravity there are usually multiple layers of roof including isolation layers, drainage outlets, joints, surface coverings and the rubber material itself which can divert the flow of the leak.
The actual leak can be caused by many reasons and being able to detect the problem will give you the best knowledge on the methods you can use to rectify the problem. Some common causes when Flat roof repairs are needed is to look at the joins in materials as this is where gaps can appear especially in new houses where the house may still be settling in place.
Repairing Flat Roofs
If you can find the source of the problem then there are many tools and kits that you can buy such as patches and adhesive tapes to fix it yourself. This can save you money short term compared with paying someone to do the job; however not getting a flat roofing repair professional in to do it properly can sometimes cost you more in the long run. You can even get a completely new membrane and place it over the existing one and re-cover the whole area where you think the leak is. This can be a good trick if you know the general location of the problem but cannot pinpoint the exact location.
If the problems persist then it may be best to contact a flat roofing repair specialist like us to avoid any further damages that may be caused by the leak, and with a 10 year guarantee you have the peace of mind the problem will not occur again.