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Flat Roof Tips

A flat roof, or a low slope roof, can be a cost-effective and space-efficient roofing option. They are typically used mostly on a commercial building, but occasionally you will see one on a home, garage, or outbuilding.

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Tips for Maintaining a Flat Roof

#1. Cleaning. Be sure to clean your flat roof regularly. Leaves, dirt, and general grime can collect on a low slope roof. It if isn’t cleaned off it can build up, clog drains, and cause leaks.

#2. Drainage. You need to give water a place to run off or escape. Make sure there are no areas that are retaining water. One of the biggest risks with a flat roof or low slope roof is moisture build-up. You need to have a proper drainage system. Consult a professional roofer about drains and other essential elements you will need to keep water off the surface.

#3. Maintenance Schedule. Create a routine maintenance and inspection schedule. Regular check-ups and minor repairs will keep the roof in good shape and prolong its lifetime. Your roofing contractor can enroll you in a roof management program that will keep your roof updated.

#4. Accessibility. Your flat roof should have easy accessibility for you and your roofing contractor. However, the less traffic that is on your roof, the better. Don’t let just anyone up there, and stay off of it except for maintenance and repairs or when you are cleaning your flat roof.

Weather Vane Roofing can provide a maintenance schedule for your low slope or flat roof. We are experienced in maintained them, fixing flat roofs, and replacing them. Give us a call today for a FREE estimate for your flat roof.

About Weather Vane Roofing

We provide roofing, siding, insulation, windows, and gutters. Making your house beautiful and efficient is our main goal. We use the latest in technology and products to provide eco-friendly and cost effective solutions for your home and business. With locations in Lansing, Owosso, and Brighton/Howell we are Mid-Michigan’s roofing experts. Let us transform your house into a home.

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