Flat Roof Leak Repair Taunton MA
Commercial Flat Roof Repair
Flat roof leaks can be distracting and many times detrimental to a local commercial building or business. There are different types of materials and tools needed to properly install flat roofs. The most common types of flat roof materials are:
- Rubber – A very popular flat roofing material in the United States. It is extremely durable and made primarily from ethylene and propylene.
- Modified Bitumen – It is a roofing material made primarily from asphalt combined with different rubbers and solvents.
- BUR (Built-Up Roofing) – also known as roofing tar and gravel roofing. It is a roof built with layers of bitumen with layers of fabrics.
Every type of flat roof system has its own pros and cons and each one of them will eventually experience degradation and leaks. Some common reasons or causes for leaks on flat roofs are:
Whether or Natural Disasters – This is one of the most common reasons for roof damages. During a severe storm, hurricane, or tornados, a flat roof can sustain severe damage from flying debris, falling trees, or separated seams.
Recently we were asked by a local commercial client in Taunton, MA to inspect their flat roof. The property owner noticed water leaking into their office. We repaired the leaks using the Tar and Hot Roll flat roof materials. This was a very challenging project, due to the age of the roof with several leaking areas that needed to be patched.