You want your flat roof to last as long as possible. To do this you must keep it well maintained. This includes repairing any damaged areas as quickly as possible. If you can’t do it yourself then call in a specialists roof repairs company.
In this blog post we have put together some top flat roof maintenance tips which will help prolong the longevity of your flat roof.
Make sure that your flat roof is checked regularly. By looking out for any potential damage you can help resolve any damage before it becomes a serious issue. We would recommend that you check your flat roof at least twice a year. This gives you a chance to check for weather damage. You can also look for any ‘ponding’ issues where rainwater is gathering on your roof. If these issues are not dealt with, this can result in expensive repairs.
There are certain things that you should look for when checking your flat roof in Cambridge. For example, you need to check for debris on the roof and pooling. However you also need to look for splitting. Splitting is where the roof material has spilt, it will often be in long cracks. You need to look for roof material ridging too as this is where moisture has got under the felt. If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, or would rather an expert took a look, then give us a call. We can complete regular flat roof maintenance checks for you.
When checking out your roof, we would recommend you check your gutters too. While you’re up there it’s a great chance to clear out your gutters. They will have collected dirt, twigs, leaves and other debris over the month. If these things are left in them it can result in overflowing water which can cause damage to your flat roof, and break the gutters too. If you have little or no experience cleaning gutters then we would recommend you call in the experts.
If you need someone to help repair your flat roof in Cambridge, please give us a call. Here at Alpha Roofing we have lots of experience repairing, replacing and maintaining flat roofs in Cambridge. We would be happy to help you.