The Do’s and Don’ts of Maintaining a Flat Roof

Routine roof repair, inspection and maintenance are essential parts in making your roof last as long as possible. In fact, wear and tear is the third biggest reason for premature replacements in all types of roofing systems. For pitched roofs, maintenance is more or less similar. The only difference is determined by the material your roof is made from. Flat roofs, on the other hand, are a completely different story. 

Flat roofing systems face a number of challenges that their pitched counterparts rarely have to face. That’s why our roofing experts at Wortham Bros have written down a few common dos and don’ts on taking care of your flat roof.

Maintenance Is a Must

Commercial flat roofs may have a different set of problems than other types of roofing but they still benefit from routine maintenance done by professional roofing contractors. Remembering to stick to regular maintenance schedules might be difficult for busy property owners so it’s a good idea to sign up for an agreement or plan with your local roofer so you don’t have to worry about missing a service visit ever again.

Keep It Clean

Roofing membranes are designed to withstand heavy rains and UV radiation but they are prone to punctures. Try your best to keep unnecessary objects out of your flat roof at all times. Additionally, keep foot traffic on the roof to a bare minimum as this can thin the protective membranes and cause them to fail prematurely.

Don’t Ignore Problems

Make it a habit to address issues such as damage and leaks as soon as they are identified. Small problems can become worse when left unchecked and it’s much more prudent to estimate a roof repair while it can still be fixed than to have contractors quote you for a full replacement.

Our professionals at Wortham Bros can help you keep your flat roofing system in excellent condition all year-round. Give us a call at (972) 960-3135 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate today.

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