Below are some Flat roofing FAQ (frequently asked questions) we have been asked in the past. If you still have questions or need us to come take a look at your roof. Feel free to contact us either by filling our or request for quote, request for maintenance, email, or by calling us at (989) 484-0128.

What are your hours?

While our standard hours are 8am-5pm Monday thru Friday, rest assured that we have you covered 24/7 for all your emergency roofing needs.

Do flat roofs require more maintenance?

Yes, flat roofs require more maintenance than a sloped roof would because debris tend to collect on them. However, they are safer to walk on than sloped roofs which makes maintenance easier.

Do flat roofs have drainage problems?

The short answer is yes, however, with proper sloping areas leading the water in the direction of your drains, scuppers, and gutters it should not be a problem in most cases.

What type of roofing system is the best for flat roofs?

For many projects we recommend the PVC single-ply roofing membrane from Duro-Last Inc. as it is the best flat roof material on the market. PVC single-ply membrane can be somewhat more expensive than other options, however, it offers a wide range of benefits that offset the price difference.

Are flat roofs completely flat?

No, even flat roofs have a pitch. Granted the pitch isn’t very noticeable in most cases but there is always a small pitch to help with drainage.

What is the pitch of a flat roof?

A flat roof is generally any roof with a pitch of 1-10 degrees. Flat roofs often have a minimum slope of 1/4 inch per foot.

What is water ponding?

Water ponding is when water builds up and stagnates on the surface of a roof for longer than 48 hours.

What causes Ponding on a roof?

Ponding is usually due to a flat roof not having proper drainage. the main reasons this can occur due to poor insulation, clogged gutters, drains, and or scuppers.

Do the Duro-Last warranties cover ponding water?

Yes, although they do recommend positive drainage on your roof.

What should I do if I see ponding on my flat roof?

You should call a certified flat roofing contractor to come out and see what the issue is. Feel free to contact us at (989) 484-0128 if you have any issues occur.

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