Flat roofing can look great on all sorts of buildings. We’ve done homes with flat roofing, but mostly, we’ve done commercial buildings with these types of roofs. There are a couple of things that we certainly have to be on the lookout for. Especially here in Colorado Springs. We want to make sure that we have a roof that is thick enough to be able to handle the snow for example. We want to talk about the setup and the care for these roofs around here. That way you can get a better idea of what you could potentially expect from these types of roofs.
We Are Using A Thicker Roofing Membrane Than Industry Standard
The first thing that we can say right off the bat is that we are going to be using a thicker roofing membrane than the industry standard. It really won’t matter what type of roofing membrane we are going to end up using. For example, the rubber-based roofing membrane that is commonly used in these surfaces has UV rays, as its biggest enemy. This is not a major problem around here so we are not going to be ruling out this type of membrane. We are going to want to make sure to pick and choose a type of membrane that works for your type of roof.
Are Flat Roofs 100% Flat?
This is another strategy that we could use to be able to remove even more moisture from the roof and not have to deal with a lot of these issues. We can give the roof at least a small incline in certain areas. This is naturally going to allow water to flow down from the roof. Even though we are going to be using a thicker membrane to be sure that the roof is able to stand up to moisture issues better, it can hurt to help it out a little more.
Can I Use A Flat Roof To Set Something Up On The Roof?
Yes, this is something that can be done. If you want to have a chance to use the roof to build another room or something like that, a flat roof could be a good idea. There are certainly a couple of things though, that we would have to account for in the building process. If you want to add another type of structure be sure to watch how much weight you’re adding to the surface or other things that could factor in. Such as, what the presence of an external structure could mean for the flow of water on that roof. If this is your plan when you are looking to build a roof be sure to let us know before we build anything so that we can account for it.
Clean Your Roof Somewhat Regularly
As we are mentioning we are going to want to make sure to set up roofs that can handle the amount of weight that could be placed on them. Whether that be from external structures, snow, or whatever. It could still be a good idea though to remove snow from the roof or clean it out after a rainstorm. These small steps can certainly help its long term health.