5 Common Issues That Flat Roofs Experience

Flat roofs absorb heat faster than slanted roofs, which can keep your interior warm which is why more building owners are choosing energy-efficient reflective flat roof systems. While they can be an economical roofing option, when not properly maintained, they can experience problematic issues.

5 Common Issues That Flat Roofs Experience

Here are common flat roofing roof problems discussed by one of your leading commercial roofing contractors, Texas Traditions Roofing.


Blisters are trapped moisture that has seeped into cracks or holes in the roofing membrane. This problem can get worse when not addressed immediately, especially as the temperatures get higher. It’s important to identify the source of moisture to effectively get rid of blisters.

Standing Water 

Standing water is one of the major causes of leaks in flat roofs. Water can lead to roof decay if it stays on the surface for more than 72 hours. This is usually caused by improper drainage; flat roofs should still have a little slope to allow sufficient drainage.

Exposed Surfaces

Eventually, harsh sunlight and foot traffic can wear down the protective layer of your flat roof. At Texas Traditions Roofing, we can inspect your flat roof for deteriorating materials and locate potential leaks. Our team is extensively trained and experienced in roof repair and replacement.

Thermal Cycling  

Flat roofing materials can expand and contract due to frequent heating and cooling cycles. It pays to invest in materials built to withstand thermal movements without cracking to prevent moisture from seeping into the roof.

Low-Quality Flashing 

The flashing prevents water from entering a junction. Faulty or improperly installed flashing can cause water damage in your flat roof. Fungi growth from moisture build-up can also cause flashing damage.

You can rely on Texas Traditions Roofing if your flat roof is experiencing any of these issues. We offer both commercial and residential roof replacement services. Call us at (512) 942-0427 or fill out our online form to learn more about our products and services. We serve building owners in Round Rock, TX, and the surrounding areas.