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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Although many buildings are said to have flat roofs, that is
somewhat of a misnomer. Flat roofs are slightly sloped so that rain, snow, and
other moisture can properly drain. So, even though they appear to be completely
flat, they are not. However, their mostly flat structure allows for more
efficient use of space and they are easier to install. Typically, the cost to
maintain them is less expensive than the cost to maintain a pitched roof.
If your building endures dramatic climate changes throughout
each season, its roofing material will be put under more stress than commercial
buildings in more temperate, even climates. Temperature extreme can reduce the
lifespan of a commercial roof. A roof that is accessed a lot will also wear down
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