Flat Roof Maintenance Checklist

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Flat roofs are a popular choice for commercial and industrial buildings due to their low cost and simplicity of construction. However, to ensure they remain in good condition, flat roofs require regular inspections and maintenance. Here is a checklist that you can follow to help you maintain your commercial property’s flat roof.

Inspect Your Roof Regularly

The first step to maintaining your flat roof is to complete regular inspections. Be sure to visually assess your roof and flashing for any obvious damage, then look for ponding water and debris. Make note of any areas of concern that you find and contact a trusted roofing contractor. They will be able to complete a more thorough assessment and let you know if repairs are necessary. And remember that if you or a contractor suspect that your flat roof is damaged, you should avoid climbing on it for your own safety.

Repair Damages

If you know your roof has damage, it should always be dealt with as soon as possible. If left unaddressed, small issues can become larger problems that are more costly to fix.

Clean and Maintain Your Gutters

Proper drainage is essential to keeping your flat roofing system safeguarded from water damage. So, be sure to spend time cleaning your gutters and having regular maintenance performed on your system.

Turn to Exterior Source

If your business’ flat roof is need of an inspection, replacement, or repairs, turn to the pros at Exterior Source. We have extensive experience servicing the flat roofs of commercial properties around Tidewater, the Peninsula, and Northeast North Carolina. Give us a call today to start your project!

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