Spring is here! What maintenance does your flat roof need?
The birds are singing and everything is starting to wake from their winter slumber which means spring is here! This is the time to get on your flat roof and check it out. What spring maintenance does it need? Not sure where to start? Let us explain some basics when performing routine spring flat roof maintenance.
CLEAR ALL DEBRIS
The first thing you are going to want to do when performing your spring flat roof maintenance is make sure your flat roof is clear of all leaves, sticks, the occasional frisbee, or anything else that could have made its way to your roof that shouldn’t belong. If you are using a shovel make sure it is a plastic smooth shovel so you don’t do any damage to your roof.
CLEAN OUT ALL GUTTERS, DOWNSPOUTS, DRAINS, AND SCUPPERS
Making sure that all of these areas are clean meaning free of debris will help you this spring and summer with the rain we get in Michigan. Having all of these areas free of debris allows the water a place to go instead of ponding on your roof and causing leaks.
LOOK FOR PONDING
Ponding is when water gathers in a “pond” instead of draining. If this is happening on your roof make sure to contact a professional flat roofing contractor immediately. This ponding could lead to water leaking inside your building costings thousands in damages.
SCHEDULE AN INSPECTION
Although you can do most of this yourself it is always recommended to have a professional flat roofing contractor inspect your roof at minimum two (2) times a year (spring and fall). This way they can do a detailed inspection and detect small repairs that may be needed before they become large expensive repairs.
REPAIR ANY ISSUES BEFORE THEY BECOME PROBLEMS.
This is something we can’t stress enough. Small maintenance repairs will save you thousands of dollars that without fixing these small issues would turn into large problem repairs. I think I am safe in saying in this economy we all need to save where we can.
Innovative Exteriors Inc. is your flat roofing specialist. With our over 2 decades of experience with commercial and residential flat roofs we will help you protect your investment. A free quote can show you more about the current shape of your roof and what kind of maintenance you need. Contact us today online to schedule your free quote or give us a call (989) 484-0128.