NorthCan Roofing Highlights the Three Main Causes of Flat Roof Leaks

NorthCan Roofing Highlights the Three Main Causes of Flat Roof LeaksFlat Roof Leak RepairsNorthCan Roofing shares informative details about the three main causes of flat roof leaks.

NorthCan Roofing, Toronto’s best-known flat roofing service with a reputation for delivering the best flat roofing solutions, has identified the three main causes of flat roofing leaks. According to the company, the quirks of flat roofs can make them particularly prone to leaks and water damage and this is particularly true of older or poorly maintained roofs.

“In our 30 years of experience in the areas of commercial and industrial flat roofing systems, we have seen nearly every type of roof leak that exists,” says the spokesperson for NorthCan Roofing. “However, if one makes a detailed study of roof leaks, the causes can be narrowed down to three, especially for flat roofing systems. We not only help businesses identify potential roofing issues but also provide the best possible solutions for the same.”

According to NorthCan Roofing, the number one reason for flat roof leaks is stagnant or standing water. Water can stagnate during any time of the year but the problem is aggravated during fall and spring. The design of flat roofing systems is such that water may not drain out as quickly as it does from a sloped roof. The accumulated water may likely make its way through the gaps in the roofing system and into the building.

Roof leaks happening due to water accumulation can be prevented by taking adequate care during the installation process. NorthCan Roofing recommends using durable waterproof membrane materials and watertight seals. It is equally important to ensure that all drainage routes are clear and free from any blockages to allow water drainage to happen smoothly.

NorthCan Roofing identifies blocked drainage routes as the second most important reason for flat roof leakages. Plant debris such as stray leaves and pieces of branches can cause major blocks in the drainage system. This can prevent smooth and proper drainage of water and lead to serious water damage in the building.

The flat roofing experts say that regular, as well as seasonal maintenance by experts, can help prevent blocked drains. If a major storm has struck the area, it makes sense to schedule an extra maintenance session so that all the additional debris brought in by the wind can be quickly disposed off and the drainage systems cleaned and cleared.

Extreme fluctuations in the weather is the third key reason for flat roof leakages according to the team of roofing repairs and maintenance at NorthCan Roofing. When the weather fluctuates dramatically from hot to cold or vice versa, there is a possibility that the flat roof will expand and shrink at a rapid rate.

These may seem like minor changes but the sudden nature of the movements can result in the creation of minor holes and small cracks in the roof system. Left unattended, these cracks can allow water to seep into the roof system and cause gradual damage to the structure.

Roof leakages from extreme fluctuations in the weather can be prevented by painting the roof with a protective reflective coat. This can help the roof absorb the impact of the weather change to a considerable degree and prevent its cracking.

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City: Toronto
State: ON
Country: Canada

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