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The traditional flat (BUR) specification is complex in that it can involve multiple layers bonded together, roof to wall flashing, surface drains, and/or through-wall scupper drains, roof surface drainage, and pipe vent flashing penetrations. Therefore, the risk of flat roof leaks relates to several factors i e, 1) UV exposure minor decay due to the inability to reflect heat. Remedy suggested: Insulate with reflective coating; 2) Excessive weight from ponding water can stretch and separate the membrane from the flashing. Remedy suggested: Re-roof (Not Recover) involving a structurally framed Roof Cricket or light weight particle board installed with tapered edges to improve drainage; 3) Clogged drains create standing water weight that can stretch the membrane. Remedy suggested: Periodic inspections plus debris removal; 4) Edge flashing minor rust decay. Remedy suggested: Protective paint coatings; 5) Vent pipe flashing penetration minor decay. Remedy suggested: Preventative Maintenance; 6) Cap sheet, and parapet roof wall roll roofing wrinkles. Remedy suggested: Roof repair involving cutting out wrinkles, and installing a roof patch consistent with the existing product type, i e, Asphalt mopped or Torch applied Modified Bitumen. 7) Roof leak entering from the higher traditional gable roof to lower flat roof. Remedy suggested: Roof patch for both roofs, or complete re-roof of both roof systems. 8) Asphalt mopped Rock Cap Roofs are difficult at best to repair. Remedy suggested: Roof inspection by an experienced licensed roofer operating with General Liability, and Air Pollution Control Asphalt Kettle Certifications.
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