5 Factors To Consider Before Flat Roof Replacement
Unfortunately, like almost every other roof system, flat roofs deteriorate and eventually fail. A replacement plan should be in place before the inevitable failure of your flat roof.
1. ROOF SLOPE
A flat roof’s slope is the most challenging and significant feature of a roof. A flat roof is not entirely flat, and the slope plays an important role in determining how efficiently your roof sheds water. Otherwise, your roof would have a lot of stagnant water that can cause leaks.
3. ROOF DRAINAGE
Getting rid of water from your roof depends on the drainage system. Hence, if you want to improve your current flat roof drainage, you may have to replace certain drainage systems before you install a new one. For instance, you can have larger downspouts and gutters installed on a roof that has undersized ones. Additionally, a roof with insufficient drainage locations can get more drains installed.
4. STRUCTURAL LOADS
A structural weight load on your roof is another important factor to consider. With a higher structural load, your roof is at greater risk of sinking. Therefore, you should determine how much weight your roof can support, measured in pounds per square foot (PSF).
5. ROOF DECK CONDITION
The roof deck provides structural support for your flat roof. Therefore, you must ensure the roof deck you currently have is in good condition. You do not need to worry as long as your roof deck is in good condition and can accommodate the extra weight of equipment and workers during the replacement process.