Flat roofs are considered a wise choice if you want to give your home a modern appearance while boosting its curb appeal. However, the need for adequate maintenance for high-sloped roofs goes also with this specific style. To help you with the basic dos and don’ts, residential roof replacement expert Genesis Roofing, LLC lists them down below.
- Inspect Your Roof Regularly. Given that your roof has no slope, there is always a tendency for water to pool even with a good drainage system. Remember that pooled water can rot your roofing layers underneath and add some extra weight. Hence, it is essential to schedule timely inspections.
- Check Your Drainage System Often. As mentioned above, since your roof has a low or almost non-existent slope, keeping it dry will be your number one priority to avoid costly roof leak repair. However, once it appears that water isn’t flowing properly on your downspouts, be sure to call in your roof contractor immediately.
- Let the Nearby Trees Get Overgrown. Make it a habit to keep branches back at least six feet to prevent them from falling on your flat roof. Large branches can puncture your roof and cause structural defects while smaller twigs and leaves can clog your drains and cause water to collect on your roof.
- Ignore Ice and Snow Buildup. During the winter, make certain to clear away any snow and ice build-up. Snow in the center of your roof can melt and refreeze around the perimeter, causing it to block the drains.
In need of a roofing company for a replacement or storm damage restoration? Genesis Roofing, LLC will provide you with a free estimate. We proudly serve communities in Central Iowa, including Clive, Des Moines, Johnston, Waukee, Urbandale, and surrounding areas in IA. Call (515) 303-2753 or submit a form to contact us today. We look forward to working with you.