It's easy to forget about your flat roof ... just because you never see it! Unfortunately, when a flat roof is relegated to oblivion, it deteriorates, becomes less waterproof, and it ends up having to be replaced prematurely - which can be very expensive! At Couvreurs DM, flat roof specialists (replacement, repair and renovation of commercial and residential roofs) in Montreal, Laval and the surrounding areas, we invite you to read this blog article which shows you the importance of regularly ensuring that your flat roof is in good condition.
Inspection: The First Thing to Do for Preventive Maintenance of Your Flat Roof
Regardless of the covering used of your flat roof (asphalt and gravel, elastomeric membrane, etc.), preventive maintenance must begin with a rigorous inspection by a professional roofer. Do you want to do a pre-inspection yourself? Here's what you need to pay attention to:
Cracks and warping
Irregularities in the covering
Burst asphalt bubbles
Parts that are curling up or flaking off
The presence of moss, insects or animals
Broken or worn out seals
If you notice any of these anomalies, it is imperative to rectify them as soon as possible to avoid further wear and tear of your roof. You should pay special attention to water infiltration problems, which can affect the structure of your building.
The Advantage of Doing Business with Roofing Experts for Your Flat Roof Maintenance
Of course, you can inspect and maintain your flat roof yourself if you are not afraid of heights and if you are familiar with the CNESST safety rules applicable to portable ladders and stepladders. However, by doing business with a professional roofer, you get a major advantage: you’re benefiting from the kind of expertise that can save you a lot of money! In fact, an experienced roofer can recognize the subtle signs that indicate problems before they take hold. And remember that maintenance work (adding gravel, repairing the membrane, etc.) will cost you significantly less than a complete roof replacement!
Do you own a flat-roofed residence or building? At Couvreurs DM, we suggest preventive maintenance twice a year, in the fall after the leaves have fallen and in the spring, when the snow has melted.
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