Although not commonly found on residential buildings,
The most obvious problem is the lack of slope, which can cause major problems for drainage and the increased potential for water damage. Since there is no slope to promote water runoff, it tends to accumulate water and allow pooling. We all know that water is a roofs worst enemy, causing severe damage that can result in numerous other problems. If the water is unable to drain properly and continues to pool, the result can be severe water damage, leaks into the home and mold problems.
It also meets problems with its material base. Since traditional materials do not work well for
Since the most important aspect is a water tight seal and weather resistance, many roofers use only one of three proven methods. The most common material is made from a rubber or plastic material, to prevent water penetration. In some cases, you may find it has asphalt shingles, but you can bet there are layers of rubber or plastic underneath.
One of the oldest methods for installing a
Another method is the modified bitumen method, which involves laying a mineral rich material on top. The bitumen is water resistant and reflects heat from the sun’s rays, resulting in an energy efficient effect.
The rubber membrane method is the last method used to install a