Flat, Rubber Roofing

Signs Your Flat Roof Needs To Be Replaced

While most homeowners have asphalt shingle roofs installed on their home, flat roofing is used by those without traditionally pitched roofs, or more often by businesses! This style of roofing is durable and long-lasting, but just like any other material, it is still susceptible to damage and maintenance issues. This means that you will need to keep an eye on the system to ensure that everything is in good repair, and address any issues as they arise! Are you interested in learning more about the signs your flat roof needs to be replaced that you may have overlooked? Keep reading below to learn more about the signs you may have overlooked!

Tears in the System

Of course, the first sign that your flat roofing needs to be replaced is an obvious one; there are tears in the roofing system.  The most common area this occurs is along the seems in the roofing, as moisture works its way into the system. If you notice that your roofing system is beginning to separate, either from itself or the roof deck, you will need to repair or replace the system!

Pooling on the Roof

The next reason you may need to consider replacing your flat roof is that you’re beginning to notice water pooling on the system. While this doesn’t necessarily mean that your roof needs to be replaced, it does mean that you will need to adjust the system to ensure that the water is draining properly. This could be a matter of adding a drainage method to the system, or you may need to install a brand new roof to mitigate the issue. Either way, if you see pooling on your flat roof, it is an indication that something needs to be changed!

Your Roof Is Difficult To Work With & Repair

Finally, when it comes to flat roofing, there are a number of different roofing options that homeowners install. While the most common is a PVC membrane, there are other options including gravel roofing, which can be notoriously hard to work on. If there are any leaks in a gravel membrane, you may not be able to pinpoint where it’s coming from to repair the system, necessitating a full roof replacement.

Contact Us Today

If you need to install a new flat roof on your Rhode Island home or business this winter, our team at Rhode Island Slate Roofing has you covered! Reach out to our team today to learn more about our services by calling us at (401) 255-2003 or by filling our out team’s online contact form! We look forward to assisting you!


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