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How To Tell If Your Flat Roof Repairs Were Done Poorly

Common Signs and Symptoms of Poorly Implemented Flat Roof Repair

Flat Roof RepairBy its very nature, a flat roof will require constant attention from the property owner or manager.  Scheduling regular inspections by a certified flat roof contractor, annually or preferably on a semi-annual basis should be the norm, along with adhering to a need to address any requisite repair work as urgently as possible.

A lack of adequate maintenance and repair, in tandem with repeated exposure to weather extremes, can result in these common flat roof problems, listed in no particular order:

  • Sagging
  • Water pooling
  • Seam separation
  • Algae/moss growth
  • Detached membranes
  • Exposure of felt layers
  • Leaks of unknown origin
  • Expansion or contraction
  • Dried/cracked caulking/seals
  • Natural (storm-related) damage
  • Blisters and erosion of gravel
  • Accidental (people-related) damage

When these types of problems are identified or encountered, property owners, in their haste to minimize any leaks or water damage and/or save on repair costs, may use the services of a roofing contractor that may not have the skill and expertise needed to fix or replace a flat roof.

There are a number of common signs that will alert property owners or managers to the fact that their flat roof issues were not addressed or completed appropriately, including:

  • A recurrence of the same issue in the same location on the flat roof
  • The same problem returns in a more magnified or intensified manner
  • Shoddy workmanship – overt signs of hasty work or sub-par materials

For the sake of expediency and perhaps saving a few dollars, using a contractor lacking the skills and experience to adequately repair a flat roof can either perpetuate issues or generate additional problems – not to mention have residual effects on maintenance budgets plus demand that time be invested in an effort to reach a satisfactory resolution with that contractor.

For all of these reasons, owners/managers of flat roof structures would be well advised to engage the services of a certified and reputable flat roof contractor such as Avenue Road Roofing.

There is Value to Investing in an Experienced and Reliable Flat Roof Contractor

There is significant value to be realized by investing in the flat roof services provided by a certified contractor like Avenue Road Roofing in Toronto.  With more than 40 years of experience in flat roof installation and repair, property owners can trust the experts from Avenue Road Roofing to provide:

  • Extensive insight
  • Thorough inspections
  • Up-to-date knowledge
  • Comprehensive diagnoses
  • Best-case recommendations
  • Quality materials/workmanship

Click here for further information on flat roof installation, repair, and maintenance service by the specialists from Avenue Road Roofing.

Are you experiencing recurring and/or lingering issues with your flat roof?  These might be a result of poor installation or previous repair work that was not done appropriately.  For your peace of mind and to ensure that your roof issues are addressed properly, call an experienced and certified flat roof contractor.  Call Avenue Road Roofing today at 416-785-5129 or contact us to have your roof issues rectified as soon as possible.

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How To Tell If Your Flat Roof Repairs Were Done Poorly
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By its very nature, a flat roof will require constant attention from the property owner or manager. Scheduling regular inspections by a certified flat roof contractor, annually or preferably on a semi-annual basis should be the norm, along with adhering to a need to address any requisite repair work as urgently as possible.
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