Pooling water is a common problem on roofing systems. However, between residential and commercial roofs, this is more likely to happen to the latter type of roofs since they’re flat and lack the slope that allows water to run off from the system. Unfortunately, some building owners tend to ignore the pooling on their flat roofs, content to just let nature deal with it. However, this isn’t actually something that you should do as there can be some dire consequences.
One of the reasons you should get rid of pooling water on your flat roof as soon as possible is because it can act as a magnifying glass on the roof. This can increase the ultraviolet (UV) exposure to that area of the roof and cause damage that cause leaks.
Pooling water can contribute to photooxidation on your roofing system. This causes your roof to deteriorate in certain parts, such as the membrane, flashings and coatings, earlier than expected. Eventually, this will lead to leaks that can compromise the structural integrity of your roof.
Water on a flat roof can trap and collect dirt on the surface of your roof. This can cause vegetation growth on your roofing system and lead to leaks, causing damage to the structure. With that in mind, have the water buildup removed as soon as possible to prevent these kinds of damage.
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