The Results of Ignoring Ponding Water On a Flat Roof

By Stacy Mellete
  1. Any residential roofing contractor worth their salt will tell you that moisture is a roofing system’s number one enemy, especially for flat roofs. As flat roofs don’t have the usual slope that residential roofs have, it’s very easy for water to pool up and remain there for a significant amount of time. Should this occur, it’s important that you don’t ignore this issue.

In this post, storm damage restoration experts from Affordable Roofing Systems discuss the consequences of ignoring ponding on a flat roof.

Dirt Buildup

Surprisingly enough, allowing water to pond on your flat roof can cause it to collect dirt. This dirt will in turn encourage vegetation growth such as mold and mildew, which can easily spread to your building’s interior and potentially compromise the health of the occupants. Mud cracking is also a possibility if you ignore ponding water on a flat roof.

Premature Deterioration

Ponding on a flat roof can contribute to the premature deterioration of the various parts of your flat roof, such as the membrane, the flashing  and coatings. Should the photo-oxidation be allowed to progress, the overall integrity of your flat roof can be compromised and make roof repairs necessary earlier than expected by local roofers Tampa.

Ultraviolet Exposure

Flat roof ponding can also act as a magnifying glass on the roof beneath the pond. This will increase the ultraviolet exposure on that area of the roof by tearing up the molecules of your roofing material. This deterioration can also be the cause of a compromised roof and damage it.

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