Flat roofs provide excellent benefits to a building’s aesthetics and energy efficiency. If you are a homeowner or commercial building owner with a flat roof, however, then you need to be prepared. Flat roofs face their own challenges and problems throughout the roof’s service life. The Roof Doctor, the top choice for roofing services in our area, provides tips on how to prevent flat roof problems:
- Utilize Waterproof Coating Properly – Waterproof coatings are incredibly important for flat roofs, so you need to make sure that the roofers apply the coating in the right way. After all, uneven or wrong coatings can cause more harm than good. First, make sure that the roof is clean and dry before they apply the coating. Next, make sure that you are using the right kind of coating and that the contractor is applying it in a smooth, even, and continuous coat.
- Schedule Regular Inspections – No matter which of our flat roof options you choose, we strongly suggest scheduling a regular roof inspection program with us. You can ask us to inspect your roof once in the summer and once in the winter. We will be able to repair small flaws before they turn into costly roofing problems. After all, a small problem in a sloped roof can have a big impact on a flat roof, so we need to keep your roof in great condition throughout the year.
- Keep Your Gutters Clear – Flat roofs have a smaller slope when compared with an ordinary sloped roof. It’s very important to keep the rainwater outlet clear to prevent water from ponding on your flat roof. Ask a qualified gutter company to regularly inspect and clear your gutter systems to prevent any problems.
Follow these tips and your flat roofs will be able to stay in top condition throughout the rest of its life span. Still, it doesn’t hurt to prepare for a roof replacement even if it’s early. If you need to start planning for a new roof and you are curious about the cost of reroofing or roof tear off then you need to give us a call. The Roof Doctor is a trusted and experienced roofing company. We serve many areas in UT including West Jordan. Call us at (801) 512-3614 to learn more about preventing flat roof problems. You can also ask for a free estimate.