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Fort Lauderdale Flat Roof Repair Specialist

Flat roof repairs

Flat roofing is a great option for those who wish to utilize this space for installing solar panels, allowing for ease with ventilation, or even setting up a space to entertain friends and family. But with a flat roof comes the same concern associated with a gabled roof: What if it leaks?

Panela Roofing installs not only flat roofing but also conducts flat roof repairs in Fort Lauderdale. Just because there's a leak doesn't mean a small problem can't be fixed before it becomes a much bigger one. And since flat roofs are easy to access, usually the leak is easy to find and hopefully repair.

As the most trusted roofing contractor for Fort Lauderdale, our full menu of services include flat roof repairs. Most typically, we receive calls from homeowners and business owners who report either a leak or a pooling effect of water on their flat roofs.

Once we inspect the flat roof and pinpoint the cause of the leak, we will work with you and your insurance company to put into action the most cost-efficient and safest approach to correcting the problem.

Fixing Flat Roof Leaks & Pooling Water Problems

Flat roofs employ a general rule of thumb that there should be a one-quarter inch of pitch per one foot of space. This helps steer water toward drains, gutters, and downspouts, which are the first items we inspect when we receive a call about a leaking flat roof.

If something has become lodged in one of these features, it backs up the water, which will pool near the entrance to the drain. But 48 hours after rainfall, if there are more arbitrary pools of water on a flat roof, likely a low spot or "pond" has developed and must be addressed.

It is imperative a professional complete this important roofing repair. The roofing material, typically sheets of modified bitumen, can be repaired with a roofing compound that will fill in the spot and direct water to drains, which also can be installed to prevent future pooling.

Roofing Membranes Prevent Pooling

Preventing the pooling effect on a flat roof starts with the actual construction of the roof itself. Asphalt shingles should never be applied to a flat roof as they are not designed to handle pooling water.

But flat roofs employ a roofing membrane, of which there are various types, and a waterproof surface, which allows water to both drain and evaporate. Additionally, and as is the case with gabled roofs, these materials are subject to wear and tear, and in the Fort Lauderdale area, that means heat, humidity, and storms.

In the event we are called upon to conduct storm damage repairs, we keep a keen eye out for pooling water, dents in the surface, and sealant cracking around exhaust and ventilation systems.

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