Any flat roof will need to be checked and have maintenance implemented twice a year. Autumn is one of the most effective seasons to choose, helping to keep your flat roof in great condition throughout the winter weather. But what tasks and maintenance will need to be carried out? Well, here at JMS Roofing, we are Birmingham’s leading roofing specialists. From green and sedum roofs, to felt roofs, we can offer a range of services for a variety of commercial and industrial roofs. As a result, we always recommend Autumn roof maintenance for flat roofs, and this is our guide to what that should entail.
Important flat roof maintenance tasks in the Autumn
Flat roof maintenance in the Autumn involves simple inspections and checks carried out on your flat roof. Finding any potential problems now, at this time of year, is much better than allowing the problem to get worse into the winter. When the weatherproof or waterproof quality of your roof might fail. Causing a lot of expensive damage to the interior of your property.
So, as part of your Autumn roof maintenance, you should:
- Check the gutters– leaves and debris get caught and trapped in your gutters over the year, more so in Autumn. And if you leave these in your guttering and pipes over Winter, your property could be effected by damp problems and poor drainage. Both of which are expensive and complicated problems to resolve!
- Look for cracks, splits, or tears in roofing material- resolving any roofing issues now, even with temporary measures, means that your property can be protected from leaks and water damage internally. Which could halt your work, and temporarily close your business. So makes sure you check thoroughly, and are prepared to make some changes, even temporarily.
- Ensure sealants and flashing are secure- again, any movement in the sealant or flashing on your roof will turn into a much bigger problem over the winter. Make sure you make repairs, before the bad weather sets in.
For more information or advice about roof repairs and maintenance, get in touch with the professionals today, here at JMS Roofing.