Flat roofs are now a popular choice for many homeowners in the UK. Not only are they highly durable, but they’re relatively easy to maintain and straightforward to repair. Flat roofs are sturdy, long-lasting and reasonably priced.
Although flat roofs are designed to last, you do need to put a bit of work into maintaining them to keep them in great shape. Try to keep your maintenance sessions regular and you’re less likely to need costly flat roof repairs.
Read on for some of our top tips for flat roof maintenance to keep your roof in good condition:
Hire an experienced flat roof installer
Find the right company to install your flat roof and you’ll get great guidance on how to care for it. You will also have the peace of mind that your roof has been fitted in the safest way using only high-quality materials.
Get your roof serviced annually
We’d recommend hiring a professional for yearly roof servicing. This will entail a roof specialist coming in to inspect your roof and offer solutions for any potential issues. There won’t always be issues that need fixing, but annual servicing can offer you the reassurance that all is as it should be.
Carry out regular roof inspections
Try and carry out regular flat roof inspections to avoid the need for repairs. Schedule an inspection at least two to three times every year to keep on top of your roof maintenance and hire a professional for any issues. We’d recommend carrying out your inspection in early Autumn and early Spring to check whether the heat of summer or cold of winter has left any damage.
During your roof inspection, look for clogged gutters, missing roof shingles, damaged drains and any signs of rot or decay. If you don’t feel comfortable conducting the inspection yourself, find a local roofing contractor who’d be happy to take on this task for you.
Get overhanging trees trimmed to avoid damage
If you do have trees hanging over your roof, hire an arborist to trim them before they damage your roof with branches and scrapes. We wouldn’t recommend doing this yourself as it can be unsafe if you’re not professionally trained.
Clean your roof gutters
Clogged gutters can lead to flat roofs leaking. Clear out debris from roof gutters regularly to avoid this, especially after a bout of bad weather.
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