Check Flashing

Another important part of flat roof maintenance is inspecting the flashing for signs of cracked caulking. Have a roof repair company replace damaged caulking where necessary. Also look for spongy areas that can be caused by blistering. Blistering is a phenomenon that...

Check for Ponding

Without sufficient water drainage, flat roofs are prone to ponding. This usually happens after heavy rains or snowfall. Since water has nowhere to go, it accumulates on the roof into pools. This can lead to leakage, or even worse, severe interior structural damage....

Check Scuppers, Gutters and Drains

Since flat roofs don’t have the sloping advantage of other roof systems, cleaning dirt and debris is the main flat roof maintenance activity. Sweeping all leaves, dirt and debris off the roof, and cleaning gutters, is the key to proper roof maintenance. This...