CAN YOU TRUST YOUR ROOFING SYSTEM?
It’s crucial when you start looking for a new flat roof for your building to find a system that you know will be a reliable flat roof for your building year after year. Purchasing and installing a roofing system on your building that will rapidly decay and cost you thousands in repairs is one of the most frustrating mistakes a building owner can make. Don’t get frustrated by purchasing an unreliable roofing system; do the research before you buy to make sure the roof is reliable and will last a long time.
Resisting the Weather
Is the roofing system you’re considering capable of standing up to foul weather, or is it “brittle” and should you expect it to fall apart in 2-3 years? This is especially important if your building is located in a region that gets a lot of bad weather each year. A reliable flat roof must be able to resist the weather in your area.
Can it Withstand Foot Traffic?
Are you up on your roof a lot? Are there HVAC units, storage, or testing surfaces on your roof that you visit? Make sure you get a roof that can withstand the amount of foot traffic you expect on your roof, or make sure you install walkways to keep your roof safe.
How’s the Warranty?
Another consideration for a roof’s reliability is how does the warranty look? Is it a system that’s prone to leaks, but that comes with a 40 year warranty? Maybe you can handle that situation. That would admittedly still be a little bit annoying and frustrating to deal with all those issues, but it could still be made to work. However, if the roof you’re looking at comes with only a 5 year warranty and that’s the best they offer, that might be a red flag. A good warranty is crucial in getting a reliable flat roof.
Finding a reliable roofing system is not difficult, it just takes time and diligence to complete the research. If you’d like information on how reliable our roofing systems are, or even on a system you’re considering that we don’t offer, don’t hesitate to give us a call.