Commercial Flat Roofing South Edmonton

why choose a commercial flat roof?

MD Roofing & Sheet Metal build long-term quality control programs for their clients to help protect their investments and prevent emergency flat roof repair costs and damages.

Edmonton weather works in extremes. These dramas can cause shifts like swelling and shrinking, damming from melted ice, tears, leaks and other structural damage that requires attention and restoration.

Before you drink dirty water from your ceiling that is crying for attention, check your surroundings for early warning signs of trouble to come. And schedule a maintenance appointment because it’s Edmonton, and you never know what you’ll get.

Here are easy things to spot that need to be addressed:

    • Do you smell a foul odour that or see discolouration that could be mold?
      • Algae looks like green or black slime. Mould looks spotty and spreads in a way that looks like the spots are connecting. Mould can grow as a result of roof slope or any drainage issue. If mould is present on your interior walls, immediate roof repair or replacement is necessary.

    • Is there water dripping or pooling anywhere?
      • There could be several hundred pounds of standing water accumulated on your roof that can cause major leaking or caving in. Mold, algae and insects can accrue wherever there is standing water.

    • Could there be a drain cover blockage from debris?
      • Your roof drains are designed so water can flow toward them, keeping it from pooling on your roof. With water comes the potential for anything else up there it can carry. Eventually, the water can slow or stop straining your structural support with water weight. Roof drains need to be regularly inspected and cleaned. A drain blockage can have rippling effects, with water seeping into HVAC units or other areas that make damage significant and costly.

    • Do you have a dislodged pitch pan preventing it from protecting your pipes?
      • Particularly if your roof has many penetrations covered with pitch pockets, having it inspected every 3 to 4 months can save you from significant leaks down your pipes. Your pitch pan or pocket may have dried out, shrunk, or shifted with heavy wet weather.

  • Has your waterproofing sustained enough environmental impact to be damaged?
    • If enough heavy snow has melted to pool water in areas where the flashing/roof cement has cracked or pulled away, a significant amount of water can find its way through your ceiling or down your interior walls.

If you’re uncertain of what might be going on in the great unknown up there, it’s worth asking. Roofing expert and owner of MD Roofing & Sheet Metal Mike DeVouge and his reliable, weatherproof professionals have you covered with lasting integrity.

Your new plan to maintain and sustain might include:

  • Snow removal
  • Waterproofing
  • Trimming away heavy trees/foliage
  • Gutter cleaning/repair
  • Repairing tears/holes
  • Re-roofing with a more durable material (SBS – Styrene Butadiene Styrene)

Mike/his team members will visit your site and assess the situation with a free estimate to best equip you and your business with comfortably protecting what you have built. 

Stay safe. Please refrain from getting up there, mainly if ice and snow have already landed. Some things outside of our wheelhouse are better left to the experts.

Anything that sustains changes in temperature and moisture needs to be serviced regularly so it continues to serve its purpose and perform optimally. 

Keep calm. Maintain to sustain your winter proof roof.