Professional roofers can understand the importance of regular inspection and maintenance of the flat roof. Whenever they are requested to do a repair or maintenance job, they realize it could have easily been avoided if the client had come sooner. Roofs that are not properly maintained last only half as long as they should. In most cases, not even a warranty helps, since many of them are invalid unless the roof is properly maintained.
Why do You Need a Professional Roofer?
Generally, you want to inspect your roof at least once a year and do the proper maintenance work if something is wrong. Both of these procedures you can probably do yourself, but your are not experienced, you’re likely to miss something and do a poor job. Since inspections and repairs are not done frequently, it’s best to leave them to the professional roof repair company.
Things To Look For
Professional roofers are trained to identify materials, badly functioning components, defects, components about to break, etc. They will usually begin by looking at your documents. Previous repair files and the structure of your house and roof will help greatly in their inspection. Next are your walls, windows and ceiling, since problems with these are sometimes attributed to the roof. Stains and cracks are usually indicators in these areas.
Afterwards, the roof itself must be inspected for debris. This is a sign the roof has been neglected and further investigation is required. Professional roofers must check if there is a coating, whether it’s in one piece, if the roof has ballast or gravel, whether it’s properly distributed, etc.
The drainage system must also be in good condition. Gunk must be removed, and holes, caused by rust, must be fixed. Of course, this is only the beginning of a professional roofer’s job. It takes a keen eye to spot these problems and a skilled roofer to fix them.
In the Toronto area, Megalopolis Roofing is the go to company for any flat roof related problems. To see what a professional roofer can do for your home, simply give us a call.