Flat Roof Repair: What Can I Do About Ponding Water?

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Are you wondering if the ponding water on your flat roof is worth taking a look at? It is normal for flat roof structures to collect a small amount of water when it rains. However, the water should evaporate or drain out within 48 hours, otherwise it could cause roof damage and other complications.

At ABC Roofing Corp, we are committed to excellent service with a high level of integrity. With 30 years of experience in serving the South Florida area, we have the knowledge and experience needed to make flat roof repairs properly and prevent further issues. When it comes to flat roof water-ponding, we recommend you give our experts a call for your free estimate before it is too late.

Below we explore why you should not ignore ponding on your flat roof and what can be done to fix it.

The Damaging Effects Of Ignoring Water Ponding On Flat Roofs 

Although it may be tempting to ignore water ponding, we highly recommend that you don’t. If water is built up for longer than 48 hours, there might be a problem that requires professional fixing.

Here are some of the potential complications that can come from ignoring water ponding:

  • Unwanted dirt build-up
  • Growth of moss, algae, mold, or plants
  • Insect infestations
  • Increased deterioration of the roof
  • Roof damage on the inside
  • Roof sagging and deformation
  • Voiding your warranty

Why Should You Call An Expert And Not DIY?

It is not a good idea to try and investigate or repair ponding water on your own. Our estimates are free, and we are only a phone call away.

Our experts have many years of experience following safety protocols which will save you from a potentially dangerous situation. We also have the skill, knowledge, and tools required to make the best call for your roof, saving you time and money with a long-term prevention strategy.

For your own safety and peace of mind, it is better to call the experts you trust when it comes your roof.

How To Prevent And Repair Flat Roof Water Ponding

The best thing to do when you suspect a ponding issue on your flat roof is to call an expert to check it out.

The first thing a trustworthy roof specialist will do is determine the cause of the ponding. There are a number of reasons why ponding will occur, and most of them are repairable at a low cost.

Here are some of the ways we prevent and repair ponding issues on a flat roof:

Unclogging Or Installing New Flat Roof Drains

If your flat roof is ponding water, it could be due to drain clogging or a build-up of twigs, branches, and debris in your gutters. When you remove everything that is clogging the system, the water should drain out with no issues.

At ABC Roofing Corp we do flashing, cleaning, and we make sure the roof drain is not causing issues to your roof. It might be helpful to call a certified plumber to install more drains or widen existing drains if there is too much water build-up.

Repairing Low Spots On The Flat Roof

Flat roofs have slopes built into them to assist with water drainage so that build-up does not take place. However, if your flat roof has low spots in the wrong places, it can encourage unwanted water build-up.

This will require a leveling of those lower spots so that the water can drain smoothly towards the gutters and built-in drains. This needs to be done by a contractor to ensure you find the right spots and fill them in properly.

Re-pitching The Roof Structure

In some cases, the pitching has not been correctly installed when the flat roof was originally built. This means that the sloping is not effective in draining excess water out.

It is worth re-pitching the roof structure in order to achieve proper sloping for seamless draining. This is a slightly more expensive and complicated route, but at times it is the best option.

Our staff are clued up with all the ins and outs of flat roof systems and will be able to give you the best possible advice.

Contact one of our friendly, knowledgeable roofing experts for a free estimate today and find out about all the services we offer at (954) 344-4622. ABC Roofing will always keep you covered! For more roofing tips, visit our blog.

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