Frequently Asked Questions about Roofing

If you need assistance in understanding services for flat roofing, you can find answers on Gencan’s Frequently Asked Questions page. Our team has gathered a list of the most commonly asked questions about flat roofing to provide you with relevant information and help you make informed decisions. You can rely on us to provide the information you need, when you need it.

Frequently asked questions

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What are the different types of flat roofing materials?

There are several types of flat roofing materials, including EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer), TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin), PVC (polyvinyl chloride), built-up roofing (BUR), modified bitumen, and metal.

How long do flat roofs typically last?

The lifespan of a flat roof depends on several factors, including the type of material used, the quality of installation, and the level of maintenance. A well-maintained flat roof can last anywhere from 10 to 50 years.

What kind of maintenance do flat roofs require?

Flat roofs require regular inspections and maintenance to prevent damage and prolong their lifespan. This includes keeping the roof clean, removing debris, and fixing any leaks or damage promptly.

Can a flat roof be repaired, or does it need to be replaced?

Flat roofs can often be repaired if the damage is minor. However, if the damage is extensive or the roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, it may be more cost-effective to replace the entire roof.

What are the common problems with flat roofs, and how can they be prevented?

Common problems with flat roofs include leaks, ponding water, and damage from weather or debris. To prevent these issues, it’s important to keep the roof clean, clear drains and gutters regularly, and schedule regular inspections.

Is it possible to install solar panels on a flat roof?

Yes, it’s possible to install solar panels on a flat roof. However, it’s important to ensure that the roof is strong enough to support the weight of the panels and that the installation is done correctly.

Can a green roof be installed on a flat roof?

Yes, a green roof can be installed on a flat roof. This involves adding a layer of soil and vegetation to the roof, which provides insulation, absorbs rainwater, and reduces heat buildup.

How can I ensure that my flat roof is properly insulated?

Proper insulation is important for preventing heat loss and reducing energy costs. To ensure that your flat roof is properly insulated, it’s best to consult with a roofing professional who can recommend the appropriate insulation for your specific roof.

Is it necessary to have a slope on a flat roof?

Yes, it’s important to have a slight slope on a flat roof to allow water to drain properly. The recommended slope is 1/4 inch per foot, which helps prevent ponding water and reduce the risk of leaks.

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    • Moncton
    • Dieppe
    • Riverview
    • Shediac
    • Sackville
    • Fredericton
    • Saint John
    • Charlottetown
    • Summerside
    • Alberton
    • Kensington
    • O’Leary
    • Souris
    • Cornwall
    • Stratford

Why Choose Gencan Roofing?

Gencan Roofing and Waterproofing ltd is a renowned and reputed roofing contractor in the Maritimes (NB, NS & PEI), providing quality roofing services for over four decades. We are insured and licensed service providers who are readily available 24/7 to serve you with the best repair, installation and maintenance services at affordable rates.

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