When it comes to commercial and industrial roofs, flat roofing is often the go-to option for several reasons. For instance, the flat surface provides extra square footage where air conditioners and other equipment can be stored. It also uses fewer materials than pitched roofs, which makes it more cost-effective, an advantage most commercial and industrial properties are looking for.
Because flat roofing is easy to walk on, it provides ease of maintenance. However, flat roofs also require a considerable amount of maintenance since they are notorious for collecting debris and water. Here are several tips to help you maintain your flat roofing:
- Schedule an Inspection- Keeping your flat roofing in good condition starts with examining it for issues. Our roofers at McRae Roofing, Inc. have the skills needed to spot existing or potential issues and identify the causes, so you can be prepared to address any problems before they can worsen.
- Clean it Periodically- Flat roofing gets dirty due to debris and microorganisms like algae or moss. Contaminants can gradually at away at your flat roofing, leaving your building vulnerable to the elements, but cleaning your roof once in a while can keep these contaminants at bay.
- Keep Drains Clear- Flat roofing needs extra help with drainage compared to roofs with large slopes. It’s important to check your drainage system often to keep it clear of debris and prevent ponding on your roof.
- Trim Overhanging Trees- No matter how often you remove leaves and twigs from your commercial or industrial roof, you will have a recurring problem if there are trees above your building. Trimming the branches will make maintenance much easier.