The Importance of Addressing Saturated Layers in Flat Roofing

The edge of a flat roof is shown with damage

Flat roofing systems offer a range of benefits, including space utilization and a modern aesthetic. However, they also come with unique challenges, one of which is the potential saturation of the layers underneath the top surface. At Centennial Roofing, we understand the critical need of addressing saturated layers during roof replacements.

When the layers beneath the top surface of a flat roof become saturated with water, it creates a ticking time bomb. Water has a remarkable ability to migrate through the entire roofing system, finding any possible exit points within the building. Left unaddressed, this water infiltration can lead to a host of issues, including leaks, mold growth, and structural damage. Simply roofing over layers of saturated flat roofing is not a viable solution, as the underlying problems will persist and worsen over time.

At Centennial Roofing, we prioritize the long-term health and performance of your flat roof. As part of our company policy, we refuse to roof over a flat roof that has saturated decking. We understand that thorough assessment and testing are crucial to identify any saturation issues. Therefore, we employ advanced techniques such as core sampling and infrared testing to ensure that the roof is not saturated before repairs begin.

Core sampling involves extracting small sections of the roofing layers to analyze their condition and moisture content. This process provides valuable insights into the presence of saturation and helps us determine the best course of action for your roof replacement. Infrared testing, on the other hand, utilizes thermal imaging technology to detect areas of moisture and saturation. These non-destructive testing methods enable us to make informed decisions and ensure that the new roof is installed on a sound and dry substrate.

Addressing saturated layers in flat roofing is paramount to avoid future water damage and structural issues. At Centennial Roofing, we take a proactive approach to ensure the integrity of your flat roof. Our refusal to roof over saturated decking, combined with advanced techniques like core sampling and infrared testing, allows us to deliver reliable and long-lasting solutions. Trust us to provide you with a flat roof replacement that is built on a solid foundation, free from hidden moisture-related risks.

Choose Centennial Roofing for your flat roofing needs, and experience the peace of mind that comes with our commitment to quality and thorough testing.

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