If you own a house with a flat roof, you already know that it requires special care and attention. At Camelback Roofing, flat roof repair, replacement, and maintenance are our specialty. We service the roofing needs of homeowners and commercial clients all over Phoenix and the surrounding region and no job is too large or too small.
Every flat roof repair receives the same professional workmanship, so you can sleep easy knowing that your home or business is safe from the elements. Our flat roof repair team also understands that you have a budget. We always seek the most innovative and cost-effective roof repair methods, ensuring you get the most value from repair or replacement work.
Contact us today for an Exactimate, which is what we call our cost estimates because we stand by the dollar amount of every roof assessment. Your estimate is entirely free. We are more than happy to work with insurance agencies and seek creative ways to minimize your flat roof repair bill when you experience unexpected damage.
If you’re looking for Arizona’s Number-One flat roof replacement and repair company, contact the roofing experts at Camelback Roofing today.
Let’s face it; not many home or business owners spend a lot of time on their roof. The first indication that you have a roofing problem is discovering a leak during a rainstorm or some kind of water damage in your walls or ceiling.
By the time you notice that your roof is leaking, the problem has likely been around for some time. Leaks in a flat roof can be especially problematic because water may travel some distance from the compromised area on the roof before it’s noticed. This makes finding the leak difficult, if not impossible for the layman.
If you notice any of the telltale signs of a leak in your flat roof, you should contact us immediately for an inspection. One of our professional roofers will thoroughly inspect the roof and the roofing materials to find out where the leak is located and the extent of the damage. Once we understand the nature of the damage, we will work with you to figure out the most cost-effective way of repairing your roof.
You may think that a damaged roof is more of a nuisance than anything else but even minor cracks and holes can lead to expensive damage. The inherent nature of water means it will seek out any means of flowing downhill. A hole or fissure in your roof will collect water, further damaging the compromised area until it enters the home.
Cohesion is one of water’s properties that can wreak havoc on any building. Adhesion is the “sticky” water property that causes water molecules to adhere to one another. Once a single drop of water finds a path, other drops will follow. This is why a tiny leak in your flat roof can allow so much water into your structure.
Adhesion is another of water’s properties that leads to damage within homes and business. Adhesion describes water’s attraction to other substances. If you’ve ever seen water travel horizontally along a flat surface, you are seeing adhesion in action. Adhesion allows water to travel from a single hole in a roof to an entirely different place in the home by clinging to support beams, conduit, ductwork, or just about anything else.
These two properties allow leaks in a roof to go undiscovered for some time. One single pin-sized hole in your roof can lead to massive structural damage in walls, floors, and ceilings. Imagine the water flowing through a hole in your flat roof, travelling along a support beam and then falling between walls where it collects on the subfloor. Once you notice the leak exists, you have significant damage to your roof, framing, sheetrock, subfloor, carpet, and maybe even your personal possessions. Black mold may even be forming and electrical outlets are compromised and unsafe.
This underscores why you should have your flat roof inspected by a professional at the start of every year. A minor flat roof repair is relatively inexpensive. Severe damage to your home is not. We also recommend an inspection after any severe storm, especially hailstorms, windstorms, and severe rainstorms.
You should also diligently pay close attention to any indication that you need a flat roof repair. Signs that you may need a flat roof repair include:
Contact us today for a flat roof inspection and make sure routine maintenance prevents you from expensive, avoidable damage.
A flat roof is one that is almost level. The slope of a roof is referred to as its pitch. Flat roofs are defined as having a pitch of 10 degrees or less. For this reason, flat roofs are also called low-pitched roofs.
Flat roofs are often found on commercial buildings but many residences also utilize their inherent benefits. Most flat roofs may use felt paper, which is then covered with bitumen and gravel to protect it from the harsh Phoenix elements. Granular coatings prevent birds from pecking at the roof surface and damaging it. These textures also come in every sort of color to preserve the home’s aesthetics.
White elastomeric coatings block destructive UV rays that can cause the roof to deteriorate while keeping the inside of the home cooler and more energy efficient.
Low spots on a flat can collect water and cause the roof to deteriorate. Pooling water can lead to an expensive flat roof repair, so it’s important to address the issue quickly. Our flat roof repair experts can fill low spots at grade for a significant cost savings when compared to replacement.
If you have questions about flat roof care, repair, or replacement, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
There are a variety of roofs we encounter in Arizona, so the following information is provided as a brief overview on repairing these roofs.
Polyurethane foam roof – Foam material can be sprayed directly into the roof deck, reaching a thickness of one to three inches. Once the foam hardens, a protective elastomeric coating is applied to protect it. If you own a roof with unusual contours, foam is often the best roofing option. Other advantages to polyurethane foam roofing is improved energy efficiency within the structure. In other words, a foam roof can pay for itself over time because your air conditioning cost is greatly reduced.
Built-up roof – Also called BUR, these roofs are often referred to as “hot tar” roofs by laymen. Built-up roofs have been around for hundreds of years because they’re durable and can withstand whatever Mother Nature throws their way. Built-up roofs are comprised of multiple overlapping asphalt layers that are joined together with hot asphalt. A textured surface materials is then added to protect the roof and provide protection from the hot Arizona sun.
Modified bitumen roof – This roof is a lot like a built-up roof but made of asphalt felts. Additional polymers in the modified bitumen include rubber or plastic, make it even more durable than built-up roofs because of increased elasticity and hardness. As with built-up roofs, a protective granular surface materials is needed to protect the substrate.
Single ply roof – As the name suggests, single ply roofs are comprised of a single layer made from rubber, plastic, or a combination of the two.
Any of these flat roofs are repairable as long as the damage isn’t so extensive that replacement is more cost-effective. No matter what style of roof you have, always work with a flat roof repair expert with the experience required to handle the job.
Most flat roof damage happens because of weather, wear, or accident. Let’s break possible damage down so that you better understand the nature of a flat roof repair.
Hail damage can be completely invisible to the naked eye. If you own a built-up roof, damage to the underlying asphalt layers can go unnoticed until the roof is compromised and starts to leak. Impact from hail can cause your flat roof to take a beating, so multiple areas on the roof may be affected. Dents in felt membranes can lead to water incursion that damages far more than your roof. Only a roof repair expert can ascertain the real damage to a roof after a hailstorm, so it makes sense to talk to one of our experts after any severe storm.
Wind damage often causes damage to edges and corners of flat roofs. Wind uplift pressure is faster than actual wind speed, causing roof materials to peel back. Pressure then develops under the roof. In severe cases, the entire roof can blow off of the structure. After any storm involving high winds, you should have your roof inspected by a trained and experienced roofing professional who can ascertain the extent of the damage and immediately repair the roof.
Rain damage can destroy a roof and interior sections of any structure. Rain damage usually results from a roof compromised by weather or wear. Standing water can leak into the structure and adds weight that may compromise the integrity of the roof in other ways. Holes, fissures, compromised membranes, and other problems can cause water to penetrate roof coatings and degrade the underlying roofing materials. Annual roof inspections and maintenance can ensure your structure and its contents are protected from the damaging effects of water.
Camelback Roofing is family owned and operated by industry professionals with more than 16 years of local Arizona experience. We bring the same high level or professionalism, hard work, and customer service to every job, large or small, commercial or residential. We routinely work with clients to find ways to lower costs without sacrificing quality.
If you are filing an insurance claim, we can help you handle this process from start to finish, ensuring you get the money you need for a complete repair or replacement. Most of the people we work with have never filed an insurance claim but we are more than happy to help you through this process step-by-step.
First, we help you understand the nature of your coverage. Next, we work to ensure you get the maximum dollar amount you’re entitled to for your roof, gutters, siding, windows, or anything else damaged by nature. Finally, we do all of the roof repair work and provide you with our exclusive 10 Year Workmanship Warranty.
We highly recommend having your roof inspected after any major storm. Damage resulting from the storm may be covered by your insurance but it may be impossible to prove the correlation at a later date. Your Camelback Roofing representative will advocate for your rights as a property owner to ensure you’re treated fairly.
Contact us today for your own Exactimate and work with the most trusted flat roof repair company in Phoenix.
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