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Why Roof Flashing is Key to Your Crawford County Building

There are a lot of great things about Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Nearby state parks like Conneaut Lake and Pymatuning make it especially ideal for outdoor lovers to live and visit.

Those who live here year-round, however, know that the climate isn’t for the weak at heart sometimes.

Crawford County gets its fair share of rainfall, more than 40 inches annually. That’s higher than the nation’s average rainfall. According to one report, Allegheny County gets precipitation (snow, sleet, hail, or rain) on average, 166 days per year.

That’s why proper roof flashing is so important. Your local commercial building needs to withstand the barrage of precipitation. Flashing plays a key role in a commercial roof system’s water drainage.

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Common Issues with Flat Roofs [And How to Solve Them]

Many commercial and industrial buildings have flat roofs because they are less expensive to install and maintain than pitched roofs. Flat roofs, or “low slope” roofs, typically have a slope of 25% or less.

Water pooling, leaks, and membrane punctures are common issues with flat roofs. Protective coatings can remediate many of these issues.

By far, the most common issue with flat roofs in Northeast Pennsylvania are leaks, which can be caused by the other flat roof issues.

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5 Ways a Roof Leak Could Destroy Your Warehouse

Water is a powerhouse. Even small droplets, over a sustained amount of time, can cause destruction. From barely noticeable intrusion to all-out water bursts, water’s destruction on your warehouse could be devastating.

What commercial roof maintenance plan do you have in place to help avoid undiscovered leaks in the roof of your warehouse? Our commercial roofing contractors offer a free inspection so you can get the information you need and learn about leak-proofing roof coatings through Keystone Commercial Roofing.

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