What Type of Roof Do You Have?
Low Slope or Flat Roof
Obvious or unforeseen, roof problems are always a pain and undoubtedly a significant expense. What follows are some of the problems that are most common and the conditions that can either cause or be the result of premature failure and reduced service life of low-slope roof systems. This is not a self-diagnostic guide, but rather an informative list of some of the problems most often battled by building owners and facilities professionals.
“If you look at a failure curve, most roofs are the best they’re going to be at the time they are installed. The curve is pretty flat in terms of their deterioration for the first several years, and the last 25 or 30 percent of the roof [life], the curve becomes more steep,” explains Gil Cloutier, president, Gil Cloutier Roofs, Rooms, Renovations and Repairs LLC. Unfortunately, problems are inevitable as the roof ages. Without proper and routine maintenance, these minor problems can even become catastrophic.
In Florida, asphalt shingles are the most common roof covering that you will see, as they are relatively inexpensive, easy to install, and last between 15 to 40 years, depending on type.
Metal roofs are increasing in popularity. While commonly more expensive to install than shingle roofing the long lifetime and unique look of metal roofing appeals to many customers looking for durable, low maintenance but stylish roofing.
Non Conventional Roofing Systems
Call us about any roofing project. Our staff can answer your questions and help you make the choice that best suits your needs.