Although there are several advantages of flat commercial roofing, there are also a few drawbacks. For one, exterior penetrations, including pipes, chimneys, and HVAC equipment, cause leaks if they aren’t sealed correctly. Additionally, flat structures are prone to punctures from tree branches and falling objects; this is especially true for rubber roofs. A downside to metal roofing is its susceptibility to leaks around the seams and roof edges.
The good news is that most, if not all, issues are avoidable. When they do arise, it’s not until later down the road. That’s why property owners are recommended to hire professional roofing contractors to complete inspections, installations, and ongoing maintenance and repairs. Hiring non-professional or inexperienced people to work on your roof is not only dangerous, but it also wreaks havoc and causes costly damage on your roof’s surface if procedures are done incorrectly.