Due to its design, flat roofing may require a slightly different approach when it comes to maintenance. So, it’s important to understand how to properly care for your flat roof.
Keep Your Roof Clean
Flat roofs tend to collect debris more easily than slanted roofs so you should look out for any buildup of leaves, twigs and dirt. Generally, it’s best to clean your roof before and after winter.
Schedule Regular Inspections
Hire a professional roofing contractor to check your flat roofing every few months or at least twice a year. This way, you can keep track of its condition and be able to identify problems, such as rust, cracks, blisters, loose seams and water pooling.
Check the Drainage
A flat roof is typically prone to collecting water. Moreover, pooling water is often a sign of poor drainage so you might want to inspect your roof’s drainage system and ensure there is no blockage. Additionally, the areas of your roof where water usually pools may need some leveling. This can also enable the water to flow more efficiently to the drainage.
Promptly Deal With Leaks
As with leaks in any other type of roofing, leaks in your flat roof should be addressed immediately. It’s common for flat roofs to leak around the flashing and in the seams so you might want to pay close attention to these areas.
Trim Back Surrounding Trees
If there are tree branches overhanging on your roof, you should trim these back on a regular basis. This would help minimize the debris that accumulates on your roof, and it reduces the risk of a tree branch falling and damaging your roof.
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