The biggest enemy of flat roofs is ponding water. Improper drainage can lead to standing water. While this is a problem that many roofs experience, flat roofs are particularly susceptible to its damaging effects.
Today, Evans Roofing and Gutters Inc., one of the top flat roofing contractors in the area, shares some tips on how to maintain the drainage system on your roof.
As with any other part of your home or building, regular preventive maintenance is vital in keeping your roof in good condition. Experts recommend scheduling a thorough roof inspection at least once every three years. However, if your home has recently endured a particularly damaging storm, it’s also important to have your roof inspected once the skies clear up. This can help you spot any potential problems before they become serious.
Keeping your gutters clean should be a part of any regular roofing maintenance. Over time, dirt and debris can build up in your gutters and downspouts. Mud, leaves and other debris can obstruct the flow of water inside your roof’s drainage system. If you are able, give your roof drains a quick visual check to make sure there is nothing blocking the entry points.
Properly Sized Gutters
Ask your roof repair contractor about what size gutters you need. Gutters are only effective if they are correctly sized to handle the estimated amount of rainwater your area receives.
At Evans Roofing and Gutters Inc., we are your leading provider of gutter installation and roof repair and replacement services. Give us a call at (412) 200-5331 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection visit and request a free estimate on new gutters today.