Low Slope Roofing

How to Make Sure Water Drains from a Low Slope Roof

How to Make Sure Water Drains from a Low Slope Roof

  Low slope roofs on commercial buildings have multiple advantages including cost savings over time. But in order to cut costs on maintenance, it’s important to get your roof inspected by an expert every spring and fall.  It’s also crucial that water drains within a few days so ponding doesn’t occur. Here are important points for why water should drain properly on a low slope roof. 

What You Need to Know About Insulation and Low Slope Roofs

What You Need to Know about Insulation and Low Slope Roofs

  Low slope roofs on commercial buildings provide many benefits. They provide a convenient location for the installation of equipment like HVAC systems. They’re also practical and affordable solutions for large buildings because they use different materials than steep slope roofs. Because of this, they will have different insulation needs.

What Is the U Value of My Low Slope Roof?

What Is the U Value of My Low Slope Roof?

  Commercial roofs are complex systems with interdependent parts. Together, the layers of your commercial roof have a measurable U Value. U Value is the coefficient of transmission of heat through materials. It is the inverse of the more widely known R-Value, a measure of resistance to heat transmission. The U Value of your commercial low-slope roof directly affects your company’s energy bills. 

What You Need to Know about Low Slope Roofs and Leaking

What You Need to Know about Low Slope Roofs and Leaking

Low slope roofs work well on many commercial buildings. Low slope roofs are relatively cheaper to install, easier and safer to clean than high-pitched roofs, and can last decades.

What You Need to Know about Low Slope Roof Maintenance

What You Need to Know about Low Slope Roof Maintenance

The proper maintenance of your low slope roof can increase its lifespan and enhance its overall effectiveness. If your commercial building features a low slope roof, there are steps you can follow for maintaining it, ensuring its year-around performance, all while protecting the rest of your structure.

When is the Best time for Low Slope Roof Repairs?

When is the Best time for Low Slope Roof Repairs?

While flat roofs have slopes up to 2 inches per foot, low slope roofs have pitches of 2 or 3 inches per foot. Both types of roofing are subject to leaks, especially as they age. One way to tell if it’s time for a low slope roof repair is to ask yourself when the roof was last inspected. If the answer is “decades ago” or “can’t remember,” it’s time for at least an inspection.