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The possibilities for homes with flat roofs are endless – from extended outdoor spaces to even potential home space. They do however come with a unique set of problems. Though their problems may be unique, homeowners should still apply the same basic logic when it comes to maintaining any roof. 

Here’s what to do to prevent common flat roof problems. 

 

Regular maintenance

Sometimes all this means is making sure you clean your roof consistently. Things like leaves, dirt and other debris are bound to build up on a flat roof if it is allowed to accumulate over time. Regular cleaning also makes the work lighter, rather than waiting and having to endure an even bigger, harder job. Alongside this, also ensure that gutters are not clogged so that they are working effectively and draining rain. 

A tip to enhance your flat roof’s durability is to apply a quality coating system, which can be so effective that it could extend your roof’s lifespan by 20 years. 

 

Repair 

When you’re doing these regular maintenance checks, do keep a lookout for cracks. These can be detrimental to your flat roof, so it’s important to have them fixed up as soon as you identify them. You’ll want to get the professionals in for this. 

 

Professional inspection

Which brings us to the final point: getting a professional roofing company to inspect your flat roof’s health. Often roof defects go unnoticed by the untrained eye, and only really seasoned professionals will be able to identify areas of concern. In our experience at Citadel Roofing, we’d suggest getting a roof inspection twice annually – once in the summer and once in the winter. This could be the difference between major and minor repair work and costs. 

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