There are so many flat roofing repair materials available on the market today that a non-professional will definitely get confused when trying to choose the best solution. Therefore, this task should be handled by professionals. At Royal Roofing Inc., we have years of experience when it comes to flat roofing repairs and will be able to help you choose the right kind of material depending on the type of your roofing system, cause of the problem, and your budget.
Factors to Consider When Choosing Flat Roofing Repair Materials
No two roofs are the same even if they are made from the same materials. Therefore, there are several factors that must be taken into account when choosing the flat roofing repair materials. They are:
- The type of the roofing membrane.
A waterproof membrane is a vital part of any flat roofing system and it's the most important factor that affects the selection of repair and renovation materials. It matters so much because the chemical composition of membranes varies greatly and some of the elements are incompatible with repair materials developed for others.
The most common types of flat roofing membranes used in Toronto include but aren't limited to:
- BUR (Built-Up Roof)
- EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer)
- PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
- Chlorinated Polyethylene
- Polymer-Modified Bitumens
- Fluid-Applied Roof Membranes
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- The type of the problem.
A flat roof is a complex system that consists of several parts. Therefore, the type of material used for repairs will depend on the part of the roof that has been damaged. However, regardless of the problem, the finishing touch of any comprehensive flat roofing repair should be coating the surface with a specialized sealant that will increase the lifespan of the original material.
- The risk factors.
All Toronto flat roofing systems require an additional protection from extreme temperature changes and top-quality waterproofing. Therefore, any repair session should include the application of the materials that will increase the roofing resistance to these particular conditions. Depending on the exact location, of the building, the roofing ventilation system, and some other factors, there might be other hazards that you will need to be guarded against. A qualified technician will be able to identify these risks and advise you how to protect your roofing system in the most cost-efficient manner.
Note that any major flat roofing repairs can be performed only when the weather is dry as the vast majority of repair materials cannot be installed properly if the humidity level is too high or the surface of the roof itself is too moist. In this case, a temporary fix may need to be applied in order to close the leak and prevent further damage. However, some types of repair jobs, like flashing replacement, can be carried out all year round.
We can offer you a variety of whole roof treatment solutions suitable for different types of flat roofing materials. You will have several options to choose from, so you will be able to pick the one that meets your needs and budget best. Our technicians will explain the pros and cons of every solution.
Remember that quality is everything when it comes to flat roofing repair materials. A poor quality treatment might damage the roofing itself, thereby increasing its deterioration rate. As the weather in Toronto can be quite demanding, it's essential to use only materials developed for these specific conditions and certified by the relevant authorities.
Professional-grade flat roof repair materials always come with a manufacturer guarantee. However, it will be valid only if the repair is performed by a certified Toronto roofing contractor. Therefore, DIY roofing repairs aren't a good idea, especially considering the extreme risk to your health that comes from working on a roof without professional safety equipment and training.