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Things To Check To Avoid Costly Flat Roof Maintenance


If you are not getting a roof inspection done at least two times each year, it is time you get started. Your roof can be easily under neglect as that is the only part of the house that remains largely unseen. And as they say - 'out of sight, out of mind'. Here is a list of checks which you should avoid in order to have a strong roof over your house: Water Ponds: If your roof happens to have a lot of ponded water covering a giant area of the roof, it can lead to delamination of the roof surface, along with blistering or peeling. This can also lead to the weakening of the adhesion of the roofing to the main building. All these issues need immediate redressal. Clogged drains: If your drain has been clogged, you would need the services of a plumber to unclog it along with an assessment if the water pond has caused any serious damage to the structure of the house. Blistering: Blisters can occur on the roof due to a variety of reasons such as ponded water or if the membrane as aged, and sometimes even due to the adhesion weakening. If not repaired, the water can certainly enter the house from the crevices. Needless to say, at this stage you will need to pump in more money for roof restoration. Debris from foliage: If there are large and old trees in your areas, it is almost certain that branches are overhanging on your roof. These need to be trimmed back in order to prevent abrasions to the roof's surface. Also, the roof needs to be cleaned at timely intervals or the dry leaves, foliage, broken branches, etc. can lead to clogged drains. Failing seals: When the seals meant to prevent water from entering the house starts to crack, it is likely that water may enter the home. You need the joints and flashings to be working properly to prevent such a scenario from occurring. We recommend getting a roof inspection post-fall and at the onset of spring each year to avoid paying high roof maintenance and possibly preventing a replacement. If you need help with any aspects of your flat roof or its maintenance, do contact us at All Stars Roofing.

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