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 … Read More