Felt roof maintenance

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Felt roofing, also known as bituminous roofing or asphalt roofing, is a common choice for flat or low-sloped roofs. It is durable, weather-resistant, and relatively inexpensive, making it a popular choice for both residential and commercial buildings. But what are the important tasks for felt roof maintenance?

What are the important tasks for felt roof maintenance?

Felt roof maintenance is an important consideration for improving the longevity of your roof and the waterproofing protection this can offer. Some of the important maintenance tasks for a felt roof include:

  • Visually inspecting the roof- You should inspect your roof at least once a year to look for any signs of damage or wear. Pay particular attention to areas where the roofing material is prone to wear, such as around chimneys, vents, and skylights. If you notice any damage or wear, it is important to repair it as soon as possible to prevent further deterioration. These signs can include cracks, blisters, or punctures in the felt.
  • Removing debris and leaves- One of the key aspects of felt roof maintenance is keeping the roof clean and free of debris. This includes leaves, branches, and other debris that can accumulate on the roof and cause damage over time. It is important to remove this debris regularly to prevent it from causing problems such as leaks or water damage.
  • Check the flashing- Check the flashing around the edges of the roof and around any penetrations such as vents or chimneys. Flashing is a strip of metal or other material that is used to seal the gaps around these areas and prevent water from entering the building. If the flashing is damaged or missing, it is important to have it repaired or replaced to prevent leaks.
  • Applying a protective coating This can help to protect the roof from the elements and extend its lifespan. There are a variety of protective coatings available, including asphalt-based coatings and rubberized coatings. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for applying the coating to ensure that it is applied correctly.

Here at JMS Roofing, we are Birmingham’s leading commercial and domestic roofing experts. And we provide a number of different types of commercial roof option, including felt roofing, sedum and green roofing, and steel roofing. For more information or advice about your new roof, get in touch with the team today!