For many years, commercial buildings would use flat roofs on a routine basis but individual homes rarely ever had flat roofs installed. More and more frequently, those flat roofs are being used for homeowners and new homes are being built with flat roofs in mind. It adds a rather unique, modern appeal to the home but when it comes to repair or replacement, there are specific options that need to be considered.
Perhaps one of the top considerations in the Lancaster or Ephrata area is hiring flat roof contractors to get the job done right. Although problems with roof repairs are relatively common when they are done by homeowners, flat roofs have their own, specific challenges. Even a homeowner who considers himself a “weekend warrior” or somebody who loves to tackle a DIY project may want to think twice and hire a contractor for the job.
When a roof leak occurs on a flat roof, the first consideration might be to patch it and do a repair. Most homeowners consider this because they want to minimize the cost. The problem is, an inexpensive repair is often not possible when it comes to a flat roof. Yes, it does occur on occasion but in many cases, the damage and the issue may be much more extensive. When any type of leak occurs, it could completely soak the roof deck, insulation and rafters. Sometimes, the damage may be ongoing for months or perhaps a year or longer before it begins to stain the ceiling. If a repair is attempted by the homeowner, something may be missed and the problem may still exist
One of the reasons why you would choose a local contractor for a flat roof is because they offer you options. For example, choosing the proper roofing material can make a difference when it comes to the longevity of the roof. If you have any questions, contact us and we will walk you through the process. We have more than 30 years experience in the Lancaster area. We can help you to have the right roof on your home.