6 Must Know Tips For Your Flat Roof Maintenance


Any type of roof will require ongoing periodic inspections in order to stay safe and to preserve roofing materials. Flat roofs can have some unique maintenance requirements due to the angle of the inclination as well as the costs of maintaining materials. Identifying various issues with your flat roof and fixing them will help to prevent damage to the internal structure. Here are some of the top tips for your flat roof maintenance.

Remove Debris Regularly

It’s easy for debris to fall off of pitch groups but debris can accumulate over time especially with moisture and ongoing branches falling on a flat roof.

Make sure that you get it inspected every few months: flat roofs are easy to walk on and inspect, having someone up on the roof to check for it the signs of rust, cracks, water pooling, loose seems or blisters is important.

Trim back all surrounding shrubs: trimming back surrounding trees and shrubs will make sure that your flat roof will accumulate less debris.

Drain it regularly: flat roofs are extremely susceptible to drainage problems. Pooling water is often a sign of poor drainage on these roofs and making sure that the water flows through a drainage system needs to be addressed regularly.

Look at signs for stress after any major storm or event: flat roofs can often be susceptible to extra pressures due to the weight of snow and ice, equipment, or storm damage. Be sure that they are regularly inspected after any major event that could compromise the structure of roofing materials.

A flat roof can leak just as easily as a sloped roof and if you start to notice the signs of a leak contractor roofing contractor immediately.

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of https://reggiereedroofing.com. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.

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