While we have used gravel for many flat roof surfaces in the past, but we have since seized this practice for various reasons, one of which is wear and tear. Over time, the wear and tear can cause the roof to sag, which defeats the purpose of them being flat. That’s why we’ve pivoted to a better, more durable roofing material to engineer flat roofs.
Flat roofs are highly susceptible to extensive wear and tear, more so than your regular pitched roof. That wear and tear could be even more widespread if you undertook major renovations like the installation of an HVAC apparatus. That’s why we often tell businesses not to have a flat roof above their living area, and if they do, there should be adequate support like topsoil, stones, or a wooden deck that is there to protect the membrane.
If you encounter any issues with your flat roof, we can help you. We have successfully repaired scores of flat roofs over the years, from ones that were sagging to even those that needed leaks patched up. However, like any roofing system, you shouldn’t ignore minor issues as they can suddenly blow up into major problems.