Should I Taper My Flat Roof?

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Flat roofs are great for many home and business owners; there are many advantages to flat roofing materials like IB Roofing Systems membrane products, but there are times when you might want to consider tapering your flat roof. Roofing contractors in Salem need to be on the watch for potential problem spots for water pooling, because Oregon is a pretty rainy state. If you’re asking yourself whether or not you need to consider tapering your flat roof with sloped insulation, take a look for pooling water shortly after a bout of rain. Pooling water can reduce the lifespan of your flat roof and can in some instances even void the warranty on the material.

In addition to providing a better runway for water to follow to your drainage systems, tapering your flat roof with insulation can help increase cost savings by the virtue of adding to your home’s insulation.

If you would like a free roofing estimate from top Salem roofers, give us a call today at (503) 585-2338 and we will help you determine if your flat roof needs to be tapered.

Written by
Terry Slate
Terry is the Vice President of Slate & Slate Roofing and has over 28 years of experience with both residential and commercial roofing. He specializes in metal roofing, composition roofing, and PVC membrane roofing.