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Low-Slope (Flat) Roofing

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    Many things may go wrong with low-slope (flat) roof system and there is no “bullet proof solution”.
    There are many roof system components not necessary comparable with each other.
    There are many different ways of proceedings to accomplish the end result, as long as you are well aware of what the end results should be. Somebody's way of “covering” one issue may cause other to fail.
    Deep understanding and being aware of what may go wrong is a key to design low-slope (flat) roof assembly.
    Making sure that the project is done as it was designed is the other key to success.

Low-Slope (Flat) Roofing Failures

Optimizing gutter drainage system

Well optimized gutter drainage system may help to accomplish several things:

Diverting draining water from roof's trouble area to area which can easier handle that water. It is a very custom approach, where in consideration are taken: roof's shape and design, identified problem areas, ground pitches.

Protecting gutters and downspouts from clogging.

Preventing gutters and downspouts from freezing.

Windows and doors installation with leak protection

Creating a leak protection above windows and doors is a part of wall waterproofing and preventing leaks from above. However another aspect is protecting walls from windows and doors leaking by themselves. This is typically accomplished by creating a secondary leak protections under windows and doors.

See on this photo consequences of not following such approach.