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A Guide To Maintaining Your Flat Roof

Dealing with unanticipated flat roof repairs can be inconvenient. This is especially true considering the current situation with COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, transforming the way that many commercial and industrial buildings operate.

What if we told you that emergency roof repairs didn’t need to be such a headache, or better yet, that they could be prevented altogether?

When it comes to preventing an unwanted roofing emergency the key rests in regular and consistent maintenance. This is why, at NorthCan, we offer comprehensive and affordable industrial and commercial flat roofing maintenance packages and inspections. Our main priorities are to help you protect your investment and keep your building and workers safe.

Consider the following easy tips to help maintain the well-being of your existing flat roof. 

Practice consistent preventative maintenance

Preventative maintenance refers to services that help mitigate the risk of future damage to your roof. It involves regular roof inspections where the contractor can determine and reinforce any areas of weakness to prevent it from worsening overtime.

Some common preventative roofing maintenance services include:

  • Reapplication of roof coatings
  • Sealing leaks, cracks and holes
  • Removing debris, vegetation, ice or other dangerous formations
  • Surveying drainpipe mechanisms
  • Checking seams for areas of weakness

The best way to avoid a costly repair or flat roof replacement is to address any issues as soon as they arise. In these situations, time really is money because the longer you wait the greater the expenses become.

Remaining consistent with roof inspections and acting quickly when you notice any damage are just two simple ways that you can practice preventive maintenance, saving you time and money in the long run.

Choose a trusted service provider

The lifespan of your commercial or industrial flat roof ultimately comes down to who you hire to do the work. It is very important that you only use a certified flat roofing company for repairs and maintenance for a few key reasons:

  1. An experienced contractor will know what to look for and work with you to address any roofing damage before it becomes a major issue.
  1. Certain kinds of roof work require permits, so you want to make sure that you hire a company that you can trust to follow the proper protocols and keep you and your employees safe during roof construction or repairs.

For your peace of mind, it is also a good idea to invest in a roofing maintenance plan or package that will give you access to monthly inspections at a reasonable price. When you choose a reliable industrial and commercial flat roof company, they should provide you with an estimate and advise you of any damage that is likely to compromise the structure or safety of your flat roof in the future.