Avoiding Common Flat Roof Problems
Flat roofing systems are a staple of postmodern architecture with their minimalist style. While flat roofs offer many advantages, they can also be prone to a few problems that might require restoration services. Water-related damage is at the top of this list as pooling is a common issue on flat roofs.
Luckily, there are ways to avoid these issues and fix them for good should they occur. Here are the best recommendations from our roofing specialists at Sprague Roofing and Restoration.
Not So Flat After All
Despite the name, flat roofs are not actually flat. The proper way to install flat roofs is to give them a slight slope to prevent rainwater from gathering on the surface. Flat roofs need an excellent drainage system to allow the system to shed excess water; otherwise, frequent roof repair will be needed.
Routine Maintenance and Care
Flat roofs have similar maintenance requirements to sloped roofs. They require regular inspections to identify and address underlying issues before they worsen.
Clean Your Gutters
Clogged gutters are a problem for any roofing system, but can lead to even worse damage on a flat roof. Without a steep slope, flat roofs must rely heavily on gutters to drain away rainwater. If your gutters are obstructed, you could be looking at a huge problem. If your gutters are clogged or showing other signs of damage, invest in gutter repair services as soon as possible.
At Sprague Roofing and Restoration, we are your trusted local provider of reliable roofing installation, repairs and maintenance services. Give us a call at Billings – (406) 200-9080 or Cody – (307) 269-0998 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Billings, MT, and Cody, WY.