Having a flat roofing system naturally comes with some pretty serious benefits in terms of aesthetics and energy efficiency. There’s also the prospect of having a secondary outdoor space. It is important to remember that owning a flat roof does come with its own problems. A simple leak can lead to eventual collapse and tons of property damage. The good news is that you can avoid the bulk of these problems with regular maintenance. Coleman Roofing & Construction discusses some prevention tips below:
Inspect and Clean Gutters Frequently
Dirt and windswept debris like leaves and twigs can compromise the rainwater outlets on your flat roof’s drainage system, especially in the height of autumn. Even with a gutter protection system in place, you’ll still need to perform regular maintenance to make sure that water is going where it’s supposed to. This is because the low slope of the roof means these debris tend to stay longer on your roof compared to a roof with a higher slope.
Apply Waterproof Roof Coating
Waterproofing is a pretty important feature of a flat roof, regardless of the roofing material used. Applying roof coating can help your roofing system withstand storm damage and prolong its life expectancy. Unfortunately, it’s a little more complicated than slapping on some coating and leaving it at that. You need a professional roofer to get the job done and help you pick out the proper product. Here at Coleman Roofing, we work with top roof coating brands across the industry, so we can help you make an informed decision.
Replace Your Flat Roof Every Ten Years
Due to their constant exposure to standing water, sunlight and inclement weather, flat roofs just don’t last as long as sloped roofs. Your flat or low-sloped roof may need to be replaced every ten years, so budget accordingly.
Coleman Roofing & Construction is the roofing company to call for your flat roof needs in Covington, LA, and the surrounding areas. Get in touch with us by calling (225) 379-7663 or (225) 960-6720 or by filling out our contact form. We also handle other roofing types, like asphalt and metal roofing systems.