Flat roofs have longevity, but only if they are maintained properly. This article will give tips on types of preventative maintenance that you can do in order to stave off potentially expensive roof repairs.
To prevent damage from water, gutters should periodically be cleared. Their entire design is meant to work with gravity to flow water away from the roof to the ground. If this system is blocked with debris or damaged, the water can back up and cause harm to the roof.
Ponding is the term given to describe when water accumulates on a flat roof. To prevent future leaks, it’s vital to identify areas that may be currently ponding after rainfall or snow melting. While flat Roof Restoration are “flat,” they actually are built with a slight slope or pitch in order to direct water to gutter systems. But exposure to the elements can sometimes lead to ponding, so this should be monitored. If there is ponding, efforts should be made right away to disperse the water, and then professional repairmen need to be contacted to remedy the situation.
Flashings are generally made of metal, often copper, and are built around objects that protrude out of the top of the roof. Chimneys, turbines and other such structures require flashings to prevent water leakage where the structures connect to the roof. Flashings are built high enough that water would have to defy gravity in order to enter. However, flashings can become damaged, or fasteners may corrode, … Read More