A flat roof is very hard for even a skilled handy man to inspect. This is because flat roof issues that will cause you migraines down the road are hard to spot. In fact, sometimes it’s impossible to see them with the naked eye. Professional roof inspectors can extend the life of your flat roof years in just one inspection by providing you with tips and maintenance solutions.
If you haven’t gone up to the roof of your building lately, chances are you won’t like what you find. Apart from dirt and debris you will likely see pooled water, cracks and blistering. All of these things are signs that you need to get your roof inspected and possibly repaired before your flat roof needs total replacement.
It’s recommended you get your roof professionally inspected to see if it needs maintenance twice a year. Once when all the leaves have fallen in fall and another time after all the snow has melted. Both these weather systems create optimal conditions for common flat roof issues to arise.
There are two parts to flat roof inspection: indoor and outdoor. The outdoor part of the roof inspection will include looking for:
The roof inspector will pay particularly close attention to chimneys, vents and other things the project from the roof, as these are common trouble areas. A full roof inspection will also include paying attention to the drainage system and making sure it is clear and working. They will also closely inspect the cap sheet and flashing aka the metal edges running along the corner of the roof.
The roof inspector may also take a look into the ceiling if possible, don’t be alarmed, they know what they are doing and won’t damage anything in the process.
Most flat roof repairs and replacements done by AM Roofing begin with an inspection, but you can also call and get one done by one of our professional technicians if you aren’t sure if you need any maintenance or repairs. When you get an inspection done we will also help you devise a maintenance plan and point out any trouble spots you should check frequently. Any work done by our flat roof technicians is done as discretely as possible to ensure your day isn’t interrupted.
Remember, if you see something that looks bad it probably is. Call us before it gets worse!