When it comes to commercial and residential flat roofing, one of the most important things to take into account is its good condition. While it is good to know what you can do to keep your roof in good condition, you should also know the mistakes that you should avoid at all costs.
Even the person who knows a lot about roofing can make wrong decisions that can lead to damage to the roof to the point of requiring a costly emergency repair or premature replacement in extreme cases. If you want to effectively maintain your roof, you can learn from the following mistakes some people have made:
Even if it is small in size, a leak can destroy your roof. In fact, one of the main jobs flat roofers have is to prevent moisture from entering the roofing system. Unfortunately, seepage is the only way water can get in and if ignored, it can become a significant and costly problem in the long run.
Failure to Schedule Inspections
Roof inspections are extremely important, since that way you can know the general condition of the roof and if it needs any repairs. If you do not do it regularly, you will not know what the current condition will be and you will only know when you need an emergency repair. Therefore, we recommend that you schedule reviews twice a year and closely monitor adverse weather conditions. If you have a new roof, this also applies, as it may have undetected flaws and the warranty only works if you keep up with the inspections.
Not Enough Insulation
While insulation can aid in energy efficiency and reduce utility bills, it can also impact the roof’s ability to perform properly. Insulation helps the roof to escape excess heat, which causes more rapid deterioration of the system.
Schedule a roof inspection with us today
Contact the professionals at All Roofs Inc. if you would like to schedule an inspection of your roofing system and a member of our team will come to your property for a complete assessment of your roof. It is very important that we do this step, since it will help us to determine specifically the problem that your roof suffers and to solve it in the most effective way. Depending on the extent of the damage, your roof may need a repair or replacement. Contact us now!