If a flat roof is installed correctly then the maintenance should be minimal for a long time after installation. Nowadays, in particular, flat roofs tend to be made out of high-quality materials that are highly durable and make your property look great too, meaning that roof repairs are far less likely than they used to be. However, that does not mean that it is not important to keep up on roof maintenance; especially if you are dealing with an older roof, maintenance is the absolute key to avoiding costly repairs and serious damage to your home further down the line.
When you do not maintain your roof often, it can lead to leaks and further damage. As soon as water is able to get into your property it can seep into other parts of the building and cause deeper, structural damage. Needless to say, this kind of damage is highly expensive to repair, and therefore it is best to focus on the maintenance of your roof to avoid this happening.
How do I know if my roof needs maintenance?
Maintenance refers to the repair and upkeep of smaller issues with your roof in order to prevent bigger and more serious ones down the line. Here are some of the signs to look out for:
- If you notice a leak: when water is gathering on your flat roof and the roof is leaking it means that the water has damaged the material, and if possible it is best to try and fix the damage before the leak occurs in the first place. The best way to get to the problem before it becomes serious is to have annual general maintenance checks, where a professional can identify the issue before it gets too serious
- If you see loose flashing metal: metal flashing is installed onto the flat roof to seal the edges and ensure that water cannot get in, and when serviced regularly they are highly effective. However, when they become loose it leaves your property vulnerable to damage, so it is important to check this regularly.
- If the material of the roof has started to blister: if the roof has not been installed correctly, or is not ventilated properly, it can lead to moisture getting into the layers of the roof which causes it to blister. This is a sign that your roof should be repaired.
Call us today
If you suspect that your roof might need maintenance, it is better to act sooner rather than later. Call Leak Proof Roofing today for a completely free, no-obligation quote and we will send a member of our expert team out fast to carry out any necessary repairs.