When you notice a leak on your flat roof, you need to take care of the problem as soon as possible to prevent more expensive repairs. But you first need to locate the source of the roof leaks. Our experts have a few tips on how to find leaks on your property’s flat roof.
Know Where Water Can Go
Unlike in other types of roofing systems, a flat roof has a very shallow pitch, meaning that water from a leak can travel a lot farther than on a sloped roof. A leak running down your walls could be coming from several meters away, so be prepared to do some tracking.
Check the Insulation
Flat roof leaks caused by punctures could flow straight down into the more vulnerable areas of the roof. Check your roof insulations for signs of moisture damage, and start your search from there. You may need to get help from our repair experts to properly track down the source of the leak.
Remember Your Flat Roof’s Weak Spots
A flat roof has specific “weak spots” depending on the roofing material. For example, thermoplastic olefin (TPO) roofing tends to develop leaks around the edges while rubber roofs typically have problems the fasteners. Modified bitumen roofing will usually have leaks near flashed areas and sealed seams between the rolls.
Check for Other Potential Problem Spots
A roof leak can be a sign that your flat roof may have more problems down the road. An inspection by a qualified roofer will identify problem areas so you can get them fixed before they fail.
Protect your property from damaging roof leaks. All Angles Covered is the leading commercial roof repair company in the area. Call us at (303) 857-5925, or fill out this contact form to request an estimate.