Flat Roofing Systems and What to Expect

Flat roofing systems are popular for warehouses and office buildings because they’re affordable to install and yet highly effective in keeping out the natural elements. If you want your flat roofing system to stay in good condition throughout its lifespan, you need to have it inspected by a professional in roofing.

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Why Flat Roofing Inspections Are Necessary

Your building may house tenants, employees or retail owners. If it’s a warehouse or factory, you’ll likely house different products, materials and equipment as well. It’s your number one priority to protect these assets from the harsh weather elements, especially during the winter season. The best way to do this is through a routine roof inspection, and it must be done by a professional contractor who you can trust.

What You Can Expect

In a typical flat roofing inspection, your hired contractors will first examine the membrane surface of your roof. They’ll check for any sign of cracks, holes, tears or other minor damage. If these aren’t repaired, they can lead to additional damage, such as rot or mold. They’ll also examine other areas if there’s evidence of frequent ponding on your flat roof. Ponding water can be a sign that there may be a problem with your drainage system and must be addressed to prevent roof leaks and extensive repairs.

How Often Should You Get a Flat Roof Inspection?

You can occasionally conduct a DIY inspection of your flat roofing system and clear out any visible debris as long as you have the necessary safety equipment. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need a professional to take care of your roof’s maintenance. You shouldn’t DIY any roofing repairs either unless you want to void your warranty. Instead, let the professional roofers handle the job for you! You should have a professional inspection carried out at least once a year as required by most roofing warranties.

If you’re looking for an expert in flat and solar roofing services, you can count on Berry Roofing & Solar to get the job done right. Call us at (951) 900-1309, or you can also fill out our convenient contact form to get started!

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