The spring and summer bring the stormy season. If your roof has been fine all year round, that doesn’t mean that it is prepared to handle the rain that comes with summer storms. It’s best to give your flat roof some much-needed attention before rainy weather to ensure it will withstand even the strongest of rains, and a commercial roofing company can help.
Be proactive and perform flat roof maintenance to prepare for any weather. First up on the checklist, clear the gutters of any debris that could block water from draining. A clean gutter system is one that will allow water to drain properly so it won’t back up and pool onto the roof. Next, a qualified commercial roofing professional who is performing flat roof maintenance will also check for debris on the roof itself. It’s hard to see what has accumulated on a flat roof over time. You will want any debris that could block water flow or cause damage to be removed off the roof itself as well. Next up comes the pipe and vent flashing inspection. Flashing is imperative to keeping water from seeping in through the roofing gaps. Any damage to flashing or its seal could lead to water leaks that require costly roofing repairs. Once the flashing is checked, next up is to check the roofing membrane itself for cracks or damage. If a roofer notices any damage during the inspection, he can take the time to make roof repairs so that the flat roof is ready to handle rain.
Not performing regular roofing maintenance could lead to costly damages. Roofs that aren’t prepared for rain could lead to water damage and mold. This is not a cheap fix. Not taking care of your flat roof regularly could also shorten the lifespan of the roof, meaning you may have to pay for a costly replacement sooner than you would like. Not only that, but a bad roof can affect business.
Don’t let a leaky roof get in the way of your business. Contact Certified Commercial Roofing to schedule your flat roof maintenance today.