What to Avoid on Your Flat Roof

What to Avoid on Your Flat RoofIt’s great to be proactive when it comes to managing your commercial property. There’s so much that goes into maintaining a commercial property from the parking lot and exterior to the inside of the building. If you have a flat roof on your commercial property, you may be aware of the routine maintenance involved with your roofing, too.

4 things to avoid on your flat roof

It’s important to be careful with any maintenance and repairs to ensure that you don’t inadvertently cause more damage. With that in mind, there are a few things you should avoid doing with your flat roof if you want to ensure that your roof stays in top shape for as long as possible.

  • Avoid spending unnecessary time on your roof. Any visits on your flat roof should be done with caution or by a trained professional. If layers of your flat roof have begun to deteriorate due to water damage, the structure of your flat roof may be compromised. Professionals have a practiced eye that can pinpoint damage or unsafe areas. Unnecessary stress on areas with a compromised structure can cause problems, including your flat roof collapsing.
  • Avoid letting debris build up. Built-up debris can hold moisture on your flat roof. That same debris can also provide spaces for animals to burrow or build nests, which in time can result in damage to the membrane of your flat roof. Cracks or prolonged exposure to moisture can cause lasting damage to your flat roof and should be fixed immediately.
  • Avoid putting off emergency repairs. As mentioned in the previous tip, any damage that is not fixed immediately could cause lasting damage to your roof, including potentially turning a simple repair into the damage that causes your entire roof to be replaced. Any leaking on your flat roof could affect the electrical units in your property, cause layers of damage to your roof, and compromise the actual structure of your roof itself.
  • Avoid being a Do-It-Yourself-er. While it’s smart to be proactive with maintaining your commercial property, it’s best to do so by scheduling regular maintenance checks with professional flat roofing experts. Doing it yourself runs the risk of compromising your immediate safety if water has damaged the structure of your flat roof. Incorrectly repaired flat roofs can also cost you money down the line as using the wrong repair materials or not accurately identifying the source of the damage could cause repairs to need to be re-done, all while that original damage could spread over throughout your roof.

The Importance Of Calling Professionals to Service Your Roof

Hopefully, you’ll avoid doing these four things with your flat roof in the future. It’s important to be proactive with your flat roof, but allowing professionals to service your flat roof is equally important. Professionals get the job done correctly the first time without causing further damage or compromising the safety of you or your employees. If your flat roof is due for maintenance or repairs, don’t let it go without being repaired and give us a call at (586)777-1477 to see how regular maintenance can fit into your budget.