To ensure the durability and longevity of your roof, you should perform regular roof maintenance at least twice a year. Professional roofers from reputable roofing companies will be able to examine your roof for any issues or damage that need fixing. While it’s best to leave the actual inspection to the expert roofers, you should still have sufficient knowledge of what goes into the inspection process.
If you have a flat roofing system, the process may be a bit different from others. As such, be sure to read this article from Steinmeyer Roofing, Inc. In this post, we will explain the process when it comes to inspecting a flat roof.
Leaks in the Flashing and Drainage
First of all, your roofing contractor will examine your flashing and drainage for any signs of water damage. Keep in mind that flat roofs are especially vulnerable to leaks because of their lack of elevation. This can lead to ponding water, which may eventually seep through cracks. If your roof is healthy, water runoff is diverted away through the drainage, while flashing and other sealants block water from getting inside the cracks.
However, flashing can develop many problems, from extreme storm damage to roof neglect. Eventually, you may experience water leakage. Clogged drainage can also cause leaks, especially if your gutter systems are outdated and rusty. Additionally, your contractor will check the door that opens out to the rooftop as there may be instances wherein the door’s threshold transition is not waterproofed.
Damage in the Roof Membrane
Afterward, your contractor will look for punctures in your roof membrane. This can be caused by many factors, including a blocked HVAC ventilation system. The roofing membrane is subjected to the heat that is trapped in the pipes underneath. Over time, this gradually degrades the flat roof’s outer membrane. Soon enough, your roof membrane will suffer from cracks and punctures, leaving your roofing system vulnerable to moisture damage.
To prevent these roofing issues, make sure to hire an experienced roofer to carry out regular roof inspections. Turn to Steinmeyer Roofing, Inc. for your roofing needs. We provide high-quality services and make sure that your roofing system remains functioning effectively. To request a roof estimate, call us today at (217) 202-4158 or fill out our contact form to set an appointment.