Low-sloped roofs are designed to protect your home or commercial building against the weather and other natural elements. But unlike steep-pitched roofs, these systems are more affordable and more suited for homes that have modern and contemporary architecture. They also require proper care and maintenance to stay durable and effective throughout their lifespan, just like any other roofing system. This means they must be inspected and cleaned by a trusted contractor regularly.
To understand how you can effectively maintain your low-sloped roof, our roof repair and replacement team at BSR shares a few tips and practices to keep in mind:
Regular Roof Maintenance is Crucial
Regular maintenance is necessary to keep your low-slope roofing system in good shape. If you want to do this yourself to save costs, you won’t guarantee a thorough inspection. This is because there’s a big chance that you won’t know how to identify the warning signs that indicate damage. You’re better off having a professional do the maintenance checks since the pros have the experience necessary for the job. They’ll not only know what to look for, but they’ll also provide a detailed report on the condition of your low-slope roof.
Cleaning is Necessary
When it rains, water can sometimes accumulate in some areas of your low-sloped roof. If it doesn’t evaporate within 48 hours after the rain stops, it becomes pooling or “ponding” water. This can be caused by subpar workmanship, clogged drains or both. If this isn’t addressed properly, the pooled water can accelerate the deterioration rate of your roof and cause algae formation to grow. This leads to more damage, and you’ll end up with a costly roof repair.
One way to prevent pooling or ponding water is by keeping your drainage systems clean. Keep in mind that your low-sloped roof accumulates dirt and debris over time. When it rains, they get washed over and slowly clog your drains. This is what happens if you don’t clean out the debris regularly, which can also lead to structural damage over time. The best way to avoid this is to get your roof cleaned regularly by trusted contractors as they’ll know how to effectively take care of clogs and debris.
When you need a professional on roofing and exterior services, don’t hesitate to call BSR to get the job done right. If you’re in Binghamton, Vestal or the surrounding areas, call us at (607) 722-7221, or fill out our convenient online request form!