Most commercial roofing systems are “flat” (which actually means low-sloped). As such, they are more vulnerable to pooling water and other moisture-related issues than traditional steep-sloped roofs, which are better at shedding water. Standing water on a flat roof can quickly lead to major, costly damage.
Here are ways to prevent common flat roofing problems.
Regularly Clean and Inspect Gutters
Debris that land in the gutters can create a clog, preventing your gutters from draining properly. This can lead to water backing up onto the roof, paving the way for leaks. Invest in a reliable gutter protection system this fall to ensure falling leaves don’t clog your gutters. Regular inspects can help detect small gutter defects before they compromise the efficiency of the drainage system.
Remove Leaves and Dirt From You Roof
Whether you have a commercial or residential roofing system, it’s important to frequently sweep leaves and dirt off your roof. This will prevent organic growths from spurting into your roof. It will also make your building look better.
Have the Roof Sealed With a Waterproof Coating
Many flat roofs are sealed with water-resistant coatings to enhance their protection against water. If your flat roof doesn’t have a waterproof coating yet, consult with a trusted roofing contractor about this as soon as possible. Aside from leaks, roof coatings can also prevent insulation problems and UV-related damage.
Applying specialized coatings on your roof requires the expertise of a professional roofing contractor that specializes in the product. Applying uneven coatings or using the wrong kind of sealant can cause damage to your roof. Before your roof is coated, you have to make sure that it’s free from debris, dirt and moisture. Leave the job to professionals to make sure your roof is properly prepared and all damage is addressed before the waterproof coating is applied.
For quality roofing services and exceptional customer service, choose Wilson Roofing. You can trust our team for all your commercial and residential roofing needs. Call us at (855) 501-2220 or complete our online form to schedule a free estimate. We serve clients in Austin, TX, and nearby areas.