commercial building with a flat roof

Essential Maintenance Your Flat Roof Needs

A flat roof offers your commercial building many advantages. However, without proper maintenance, it can cost you tons and become a liability. By investing in regular maintenance, you can prevent many extensive, costly repairs and premature roof replacements. 

The following tips are just a few ways to keep your flat roof in the best possible shape. 

Routine Drain Cleaning

Because of the lack of slope, your flat roof relies on a number of drains to prevent water accumulation. If your drains are not sufficiently cleaned and maintained regularly, pools of water will begin to soak into your roofline and cause interior water damage.

Have a commercial roofing expert routinely inspect your roof and clear out any blockage.

Check the Weight Capacity

Whether you’re installing a new rooftop HVAC unit or an entire roofing team is working on your roof, you need to know the weight capacity.  While the flat roof design can typically hold the equipment and personnel you need, some older flat roofs have a low weight capacity. Overloading your flat roof can cause cracks, sags, and even damaged structural elements.

Choose a Professional

Commercial flat roof repair requires a specialized set of tools, techniques, and experience. While it may be tempting to attempt a repair on your own or with your own employees, it’s best to hire a professional. Not only will a professional roofing team repair or install your roof much faster than amateurs, but they’ll also ensure your roof is leak-free, properly drained, and built to last.

For a fast, efficient, and reliable roofing team, contact Great Lakes Roofing. Discuss your flat roof installation or maintenance needs and receive a competitive quote on your new roof. Get started by calling 708-512-4798 or emailing us today!

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