You may wish to know some of what is involved with keeping up a flat roof for your commercial building. At Summit Commercial Roofing, we are flat roof experts who are experienced with flat roof repair, and flat roof maintenance. Of course, we are also experienced in installing the commercial roofs! This blog will describe some details in flat roof maintenance.
You may wish to contract us semi-annually, as well as after major storms. This is preventative to ensure that you won’t be caught off-guard when a leak or tear is found. There is general wear and tear that roofs endure just because they are always so exposed to the elements. We will pay attention to the flashings around all of the roof top penetrations. You’ll want to make sure your contractors are paying attention to the sharp bends that are here or there on the roof, and that they are sealed tightly with plastic cement and mesh, using a small mason’s trowel. If this isn’t done right, you’ll be one of those cases where 90% of all roof leaks and failure occur at the flashings, because they were not properly sealed or maintenance was overlooked. There’s no use waiting or delaying a flat roof repair, because it is something that will definitely get worse over time, if left alone.
A last concern is that you’ll want to make sure your flat roof contractors are watching that the drains are free of debris. This is where maintenance comes very much in handy, because it’s something that will routinely build up, but can be easily forgotten about. The experience of repair and maintenance at Summit Commercial Roofing will put you at ease.