FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Should a flat roof be sloped?

Sloping should be implemented if the structure causes the roof to pond water for an extended period of time. Water that evaporates within 48 to 72 hours is acceptable. If standing water occurs for a prolonged period of time and additional drainage is not an option the roof should be sloped and drainage should be added. Certain roofing system warranties require sloping.

If my roof leaks, do I need to replace the whole roof?

In most cases the answer is, "No." Leaking can occur because individual flashings have come loose or a section of the roof has been damaged. It is best to have your roof inspected by an experienced roofing contractor to determine the extent of the problem and the best way to address it.

What is the best time of the year to have my roof replaced?

Most roofing materials can be installed year round. Experienced roofing contractors understand the weather restrictions for each type of roofing material and can advise you of the optimal installation timeframe.

What are the benefits of a roof maintenance program?

A commercial roof can easily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Semi-annual inspections and maintenance will prolong the life of your roof investment. Proper maintenance also helps you avoid costly leaks and the internal damage water can cause to the infrastructure, electrical equipment, furniture, and flooring, not to mention liability claims if a customer or occupant slips and falls.