No matter what type of roof you have, it is critical to conduct regular, detailed inspections. This allows you to identify minor issues before they worsen, causing costly damage. This is particularly important for flat roofs, which are prone to water pooling.
Discover how Quality One Roofing Inc., the leading commercial roofing and inspection company, conducts flat roof inspections in this post.
Consider the Roof’s Age
The age of your roof will determine the type of wear it likely has. Older roofs are likely to have more problems, and there may come a point where it’s more cost-effective to replace the roof than repair it.
Leaks are the most common flat roof issue. Pooling rainwater can exert pressure on the roof material, resulting in leaks or rusting.
Examine the sealant for signs of damage
Flat roofs are protected from the elements with waterproofing sealants and other cement. A metal roofing inspector will always perform a secondary inspection for cracking or dry sealant around roof components.
Identify Surface Defects
Blisters or holes may develop over time as a result of inclement weather, foot activity, the weight of an HVAC unit or even just temperature variations. It is critical to clean the flat roof periodically to remove debris and filth.
Falling leaves and other debris from rooftops frequently clog drains, resulting in standing water. During a flat roof inspection, the contractor will look for obstructions in the ventilation system. Variations in roof temperatures can cause cracking in the majority of roof materials, and blocked HVAC equipment can suffer considerable damage.
Investigate Organic Matter
Mold and fungi can grow on flat roofs that have water retention. Mold is a health risk for anyone in the building. These organic growths can also compromise the structural integrity of the building over time.
Quality One Roofing Inc., a licensed roofing and siding contractor, provides superior residential roofing restoration services. Our qualified team is dedicated to providing industry-leading products and exceptional workmanship to ensure customer satisfaction.
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