Flat Top Roofs have a bad reputation.
They’re more likely to leak than any other roof. They have to be maintained and replaced more often than other roofs. And the cost per square foot for a flat roof is dramatically higher than other types of roofs.
So What’s Wrong With Flat Roofs?
In this blog, we’ll look at the 3 biggest problems with flat roofs. If you can fix these three problems, you can have a flat roof that lasts decades longer in perfect working condition.
And the best part? Making these fixes doesn’t require any replacement at all… and… it isn’t that expensive. Especially when compared with the alternative.
Let’s tackle the problems one at a time, and see how Everseal solves each one.
- Flat Roofs Are Made from 100’s of Different Pieces
Flat roofs are made of up of hundreds of small bits joined together, like a giant puzzle on top of your property. This creates a hundred different seams and a hundred different ways for your roof to leak.
You can observe this by looking at your roof. All the lines on your roof surface are seams. Seams represent two pieces of material glued together. On most flat roofs, you can see a seam every few feet.
Because 98% of leaks happen at the seams, a roof full of seams, greatly increases the chances that your roof will spring a leak. It could leak today, or sometime down the road, but it’s bound to happen eventually. Each seam is a point of potential failure.
In addition, you have protrusions on the roof adding to the trouble. You’ve got flashing strips on the edges, drains, caulking lines, and hundreds of screws and washers underneath the roof membrane.
All of these pieces weaken, deteriorate, and break down over time. With 100’s of different pieces, it only takes one to cause a BIG problem.
So how do eliminate all these failure points?
The EverSeal System has ZERO seams and ZERO water-entry points. It’s a single, continuous membrane made to fit your properties exact size and shape.
It’s like a big rubber glove stretching from one end of your roof to the other. As a result, you no longer have hundreds of failure points.
With a seamless watertight barrier, it’s virtually impossible for water to get into you property again.
- Flat Roofs Leak Under Ponding Water
The second issue is ponding water. If your roof has pools of water on top of it, you’ve got a problem. Most flat roofs don’t drain very well. You’ll have pools of water in different spots across the roof.
If that water can’t drain off, then it only has two directions it can go. It either evaporates or it slowly leaks into the property down below. If water is pooling, it will eventually work it’s way through a seam until it finds it’s way into your property.
Most flat roof membranes cannot withstand ponding water. In some cases, if the water sits on the roof for more than 48 hours, the membrane begins the process of dissolution… slowly dissolving under the water.
But ponding water is inevitable on flat roofs…
So how do you stop it from being such a problem?
The EverSeal System is 100% ponding water proof. It provides a permanent barrier to the elements that’s guarantee against ponding water. Water could sit on your roof for 1 day, or for 50 years. It wouldn’t matter to us.
The molecular structure of the EverSeal System is too tight for water molecules to pass through. This keeps you and your valuables dry and safe 24/7. Guaranteed.
- Ultraviolet Rays KILL Flat Roof Membranes
The final major issue with flat roofs is Ultraviolet Degradation. If you look at your roof, you’ll notice how the membrane has faded. You can see many spots where the membrane has discolored.
This is from UV degradation. Flat roofs are even more susceptible to direct and harsh exposure from the sun than sloped roofs. The UV rays slowly eat away at your flat roof until it’s no longer water-repellent.
The visible degradation on your roof represents the diminishing integrity of the membrane. Eventually it causes cracking, splitting, and seams coming loose.
Now you’ve got a leak.
This is part of the reason flat roofs need to replaced so frequently. The membrane can no longer withstand exposure to the elements. Usually at the 10 or 15 year mark, you need to take the whole thing off and put a new roof on.
So how can you stop UV degradation?
The EverSeal System is 100% UV stable and 100% non-sacrificial. This means it won’t break down, degrade, thin, or crack… ever… even when exposed constantly to harsh UV rays.
After 50 years, it remains just as thick, durable, and watertight as the day it was first installed.
Ultraviolet rays can NOT break the EverSeal System down.
Plus, because the EverSeal System is Energy Star Rated, you’ll save thousands of dollars in energy costs as the EverSeal System works to keep your property energy efficient.
The Everseal System seals your entire roof seamlessly, locking out any moisture, keeping harmful UV rays away, solving the 3 main points that cause flat roofs to fail.
How can it do all of this?
The EverSeal System is made from quartz, a mineral so durable it’s virtually incorruptible.
Used by NASA to protect billion-dollar rockets under the most extreme conditions in the universe, the elastic material adapts to any surface. It’s tight molecular structure blocks out water and UV rays.
And because it’s liquid-applied, the final result is a single, seamless membrane made to fit your properties exact size and shape. Eliminating any way for water to get in again.
With the EverSeal System you’ll likely never need to repair or replace your roof again. And it’s guaranteed for 50 years.
You’ll save tens of thousands by dropping your energy usage and you’ll be able to write off 100% of your project costs this year.
We have specialists available for you at a moment’s notice.
Each member of our team is specially certified in the EverSeal System. And all our employees are full-time and live locally in the cities we serve. We never hire subs.
Give us a call at 833-203-SEAL (7325) for a free consultation. We can send someone out within 24 to 48 hours for a free no-obligation quote.
You can also visit us at https://everseal.com/. Just type in your address and we’ll use satellite imagery to send you an instant ballpark estimate in 60 minutes or less.
Additionally, you’ll receive a free cost savings report which calculates your energy savings, tax savings, and repair and replacement savings over the next 50 years.
Call EverSeal at 833-203-SEAL (7325) or get an instant estimate at EverSeal.com now!