Shingles on Flat Roof Disaster in Dallas, Tx

In the heart of Dallas, Texas, a homeowner faced a common roofing issue that needed immediate attention. Their low-slope roof, originally installed with regular roof shingles, had begun to cause problems with leaks in several areas.

To address this issue, our team embarked on a roofing project that not only resolved the leaks but also provided a more suitable roofing system for low-slope areas.

Low-slope roofs require a different approach compared to steep-slope roofs.

Regular roof shingles are designed for steeper pitches and may not effectively protect low slope areas from water infiltration.

This mismatch between the roofing material and the roof’s slope was causing problems for the homeowner.

Our first step was to assess the extent of the damage and evaluate the condition of the existing roofing system.

We found that not only were there leaks, but some sections of the roof decking had also rotted due to water infiltration.

Before installing a new roofing system, it was crucial to address the rotted sections of decking.

We carefully removed the damaged decking material and replaced it with new, sturdy decking to ensure a solid foundation for the upcoming roofing work.

For low slope roofs like this one, it’s essential to choose the correct roofing material. After careful consideration, we decided to go with a self-adhesive modified bitumen roofing system.

Modified bitumen is specifically designed for low slope roofs and provides excellent waterproofing properties.

Installation Process:

  1. Surface Preparation: We cleaned the roof surface thoroughly to ensure proper adhesion of the modified bitumen material.
  2. Applying the Self-Adhesive Membrane: The self-adhesive modified bitumen roofing material is easy to work with. We rolled it out carefully, ensuring a secure and uniform application across the low slope areas.
  3. Seam Sealing: Proper seam sealing is crucial for a watertight seal. We took extra care to seal all seams and overlaps to prevent any potential leaks in the future.
  4. Flashing and Edge Detailing: Flashing and edge detailing are vital to prevent water from seeping into vulnerable areas. We meticulously installed flashing around roof penetrations and edges to guarantee comprehensive protection.
  5. Final Inspection: Once the modified bitumen roofing was in place, we conducted a thorough inspection to make sure everything was installed correctly and that there were no visible issues.

Benefits of Self-Adhesive Modified Bitumen Roofing:

  • Excellent waterproofing properties
  • Durability and longevity
  • Resistance to UV rays and extreme weather conditions
  • Low maintenance requirements
  • Suitable for low-slope roofs

By replacing the regular roof shingles with a self-adhesive modified bitumen roofing system, we successfully addressed the leaks and provided a long-lasting solution for this low-slope roof in Dallas, TX. The homeowner can now enjoy peace of mind knowing their roof is well-protected against the elements.

If you have any questions or are facing similar roofing challenges, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to provide expert solutions for all your roofing needs.

To start or initiate a roof inspection, please Shepherd Roofing & Renovations or call us today at (972) 244-3705. We look forward to being your trusted partner in restoring your home and space of mind.

We can’t wait to help you transform your home, one project at a time.