Flat roofs, like any other roofing type, require periodic inspections and maintenance to ensure their longevity and proper performance. Yes, you’ll incur costs to keep your roof in good condition, but you’ll actually save money in the long run by prolonging your roof’s lifespan and avoiding extensive damage.
Today, Tango & Gatti, your local roof replacement expert, shares some do’s and don’ts of maintaining your residential or commercial flat roof system.
The Do’s of Flat Roof Maintenance
Have your flat roof inspected by a professional at least twice a year. The pro should check for blisters, rust, water pooling and other problems.
Keep the roof clean. Flat roofs collect debris more easily than pitched roofs. Ensure that leaves, twigs, dirt and other debris are removed from the roof regularly.
Deal with leaks right away. Call a roofing company immediately if you suspect you have a roof leak. It should be taken care of right away to prevent further damage.
The Don’ts of Flat Roof Maintenance
Disregarding overhanging tree limbs. Don’t let tree limbs extend over or touch your flat roof. Branches may fall onto or rub up against the roof and cause scrapes and punctures. Trim them back to prevent further roof damage.
Letting snow and ice linger on your roof. During the winter, make sure to keep an eye on your flat roof. Too much snow and ice on top of your property can compromise its structural integrity. Be aware of how much weight it can safely manage.
Tango & Gatti is a local contractor you can rely on for your roof replacement, gutter repair and siding installation needs. Call us at (330) 308-8213 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Canton, OH, and the surrounding areas.