Commercial low slope roofing: Water drainage and puncture resistance considerations
Commercial low slope roofing—defined as roofing which slopes four inches or less every foot—is common, as it provides the most space underneath the roof for offices, shops or manufacturing operations.
Special care must be taken, however, during material selection and installation for commercial low slope roofing systems, especially considering flatter slopes allow precipitation to roll more slowly off the surface of the roof. If a low slope roofing system is improperly installed or the wrong materials used, ponding water and leaks can become regular occurrences.
Your roofing contractor should be well-versed in different low slope roofing options for different commercial applications. If, for instance, you’d like to start a rooftop garden, then built up roofing might be the right option for your facility. However, if cost is the most important, then your roofing contractor might suggest a modified bitumen system to cut costs while still promoting durability and energy efficiency.
Here are several important considerations to keep in mind as you repair or install a commercial low slope roofing system:
Before beginning work on your low slope roof installation or repair, schedule a free consultation with Wildwood Roofing & Construction.
Here’s how it works. We’ll come to your facility—or, if you haven’t broken ground yet, talk to you about your design—and make recommendations based on years of experience with commercial low slope roofing systems in St. Louis. Then we’ll offer a quote for services, and we’ll stick to it. It’s that simple. No risks. No obligation. Just an open and honest conversation about your facility and its roofing needs.
Let’s chat about your facility’s needs.