Roof repairs for flat roofs

Roof repairs for flat roofs

Introduction

The property gets a full blast of sunshine daily which means that membranes and paint
covering will deteriorate faster than roofs that get a little shade from trees and will need roof
repairs. Flat roofs have a very low angle of descent and have to be sealed properly or the
damage that may occur can be enormous. This will cost a substantial amount of money.

Description

The proper care was not given to this flat roof for years. By a stroke of luck, not all roof
screws were loose and thus minimal water damage occurred.

Problem/situation

In this case waterproofing for the flat roof was urgently needed. Membranes and paint covering
on this property will deteriorate faster than other property that gets some shade during the day.
The roof’s previous membrane was cracked and showed signs of water seeping in. Dust
accumulates much more on top of a flat roof and together with rain damp will form. This will
cause a lot of damage. The mould growth on exterior walls already shows signs of weather and
moisture damage.

Possible outcome

Over time a roof that gathers moisture will start to rust away. This means the roof will
fail to keep the weather out. The exterior walls already show the growth of mould and
will compromise the health of all the occupants.

Suggestion

It was suggested that the roof must be cleaned properly. Roof repairs will consist of replacing
and repairing of all timber and replacing of all loose fasteners. The roof can then be
waterproofed and painted. Exterior walls also need damp proofing and paint.

Decision of customer/owner 

The owner decided to have the roof fixed first. He will, as finances allow, at a later date attend
to the waterproofing and painting of walls.

Work which was done 

Cleaning of the roof of all dust and debris with a high power hose. Replace the broken and
damaged roof timber. Inspect all fasteners and replacement where necessary. Waterproof the
flashing, fasteners and plumbers vents. Seal of the roof with a good coat of UV resistant
paint to protect it from the weather.
Roof repairs, waterproofing and painted
Flat roof repairs, waterproofing and painting

Flat roof repairs, waterproofing and painted
Flat roof repairs, waterproofing and painting

Flat roof repairs, waterproofing and painted
Flat roof repairs, waterproofing and painting

Flat roof repairs, waterproofing and painted
Flat roof repairs, waterproofing and painting

Flat roof repairs, waterproofing and painted
Flat roof repairs, waterproofing and painting

Flat roof repairs, waterproofing and painted
Flat roof repairs, waterproofing and painting


Result 
The roof is now correctly waterproofed and painted. the owner can rest assured that it will
protect the occupants for many a year. Tremco guarantees the workmanship and material for
a period of five years.
Roof repairs, waterproofing and painted
Roof repairs, waterproofing and painting

Outcome

After cleaning, repair, waterproofed and painted the roof was ready to fulfill its purpose, protect
the property and its occupants against the weather. The owner and his family can now feel
safe under a properly maintained roof.

Another successful roof maintenance contract by Tremco. We do it right. Call 0732708270