Flat roofs are arguably the most difficult type of roof to maintain. While at a quick glance they are seemingly simple, this is a very sensitive area when it comes to home protection. Flat roofs take a pounding from the sun, harsh weather, and collecting dirt and debris. Special care and maintenance must be given to a flat roof in order for its longevity.
Heat and moisture are detrimental to the roofing material. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays strike the flat roof at a 90-degree angle at high noon when they pass through the least amount of atmosphere. These intense invisible rays can rapidly deteriorate roofing materials. Add to that the countless expansion and contraction cycles the roofing material experiences each day and you can see why the seams where layers of material meet can be stressed and stretched easily. Together with the collection of water, snow, dirt and debris and the integrity of the material is put under heavy stress daily.
While they rarely last as long as sloped roofs, certain maintenance precautions can be taken to ensure they last as long as possible. In accordance with prolonging the life of a flat roof, constant upkeep of a flat roof must be administered regularly. One must keep their flat roof clean and check that no leaves or debris collects throughout the entire perimeter.
Fortunately, modern materials for covering flat roofs have improved considerably over the past two decades. While offering much better durability, proper maintenance must still be administered on a regular basis. Luckily, Abraham Roofing can assist with the installation, the cleaning, and maintenance of your flat roof. We understand that it is not always convenient for homeowners to manage such tasks. As such, our Annual Maintenance Program is a must have for any homeowner with a flat roof. For more information regarding flat roofs, our Annual Maintenance Program, or any other information, contact us today by calling 1.800.347.0913.