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Taking Care Of Your Flat Roof

With the Summer season holding on by the thinnest of threads and the Autumn/Winter seasons rapidly approaching we realise there is little to no time left for you to get out in the garden and do the last minute jobs that you have been putting off all summer. Which is why now may be the best time to check your roof. If you are an owner of a property with a flat roof then you are going to need to take very good care of it, making sure that you carry out the necessary checks once every 3 to 5 years. That is what we are going to be discussing in today’s post, all about the checks you can make to your flat roof to not only keep it in top condition but to also prolong the life expectancy of your roof. However please be careful when you are assessing your flat roof if it has not be designed as an outdoor area it will be extremely fragile and we recommend wearing the appropriate footwear so you do not puncture your roof.

Gutters

The gutter that surrounds your property is often forgotten about and overtimes becomes neglected and clogged with leaves and dirt.It is vital that you keep your gutter clean as it will allow water to travel directly off your flat roof. If for some reason they do become blocked up the water will not have any way to travel of your roof, meaning it will have to find another way. This could potentially cost you a lot of money, not to mention that you are more than likely going to be sitting in your living and then all of a sudden you are soaking wet.

Drains

Most roofs do not have drains, especially flat roofs. But if you do happen to have a drain upon your roof it can be quite common for these to leak over time. Your main concern if you own a house with a drained roof is that these will become blocked very easily by debris, general waste or leaves to give you a few examples. If your drain becomes blocked then this could lead to a leaking roof which is the last thing you are going to want with Autumn approaching. The best way that you can prevent this issue is to check your drains twice a year to make sure that they are clean and there is nothing building up inside the drain.

Ponding

Ponding can be a major issue when it comes to your flat roof. Ponding can occur after a significant amount of rain has landed upon your flat roof. Most flat roofs are designed so that the water will move over to the sides of the roof and into a drainage system or a gutter. However if your drainage system or your gutter has become blocked the rain water will pool around the lowest area of your roof. If left unchecked then it is going to build up as more rain falls and starts to pool the puddle is going to get bigger and bigger until there is to much weight being applied to the structure and the structure is going to fall.

Punctures

Punctures are one of the most common problems that you are going to face with a flat roof. There are multiple factors that can lead to a puncture or penetration in your roof these could be:

  • Age
  • Heating
  • Solar Panel Installation

Just to name a few. The problem with a puncture to your roof is that water is going to get into your home and could damage your personal belongs.

Why Choose Evesham Roofing Ltd

Evesham Roofing Ltd flat roofing system is designed and proven to outlast conventional flat roofing material. It is known for its resistance to all extremes of weather – strong winds, sun, rain, and temperature. Why not ask one of our specialist consultants to come and show you how a flat roof from Evesham Glass could improve your home.

Evesham Roofing Limited, expertly fitted and backed by a 10 year guarantee. If you’re interested in a Free No Obligation Quote then contact us now on 01386 442234

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