Preparing Your Flat Roof For Spring & Summer

It is mid-April in the Midwest and the weather still seems to not have picked a season. However, if you have lived in the Midwest, you understand that this is not uncommon. We truly experience the highs and lows of every season, and this past year has been no exception. A brutal winter takes a toll on the structural integrity of a commercial flat roof building.

The Duerson Corporation can help you through these decisions; if you do not have a Duro-Last product installed, your roof might need a free analysis before the heat and humidity catch up with us. For the meantime, here is what you should be looking for on your commercial building roof while the weather is still mild out.

Membrane Separation

Membrane Separation will commonly be found of rubber flat roofs. The fluctuation in temperatures that we have been experiencing for that past 4 week is hard or the more brittle rubber roofs. When searching your flat roof, be looking for spots where the membrane has peeled back or weathered away. If you do find spots, understand that those will need to be repaired as soon as possible, because they can cause leaks in your ceiling that can lead to a mold outbreak in your building.

Search For Puddles On Your Flat Roof

After a rainfall, examine your roof to see if there are any places that are puddling up water. The accumulation of heavy snow and changing temperatures can cause the surface membrane to warp. Although a flat roof is flat, a properly designed one should direct water to spouts so it doesn’t create a buildup.

Consider Investing In A Better Roof

Depending on the condition your roof is in, it might be better to invest in a roof replacement rather than spending money on constantly repairing it. If you are unsure about whether it is the right time to invest in a new roof or not, read of our previous blog post to provide some insight.

Flat Roof Repair Experts

If your roof is in need of repair, contact The Duerson Corporation for a free roof analysis. We are based out of Iowa and help businesses all around the Midwest with their commercial roofing needs. If you are interested in seeing some of the projects we have done in the past, click here to view our work!

Posted: April 12, 2018 at 3:25 pm

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