Popejoy Roofing Replaces and Repairs Flat Roofs In Mahomet IL
If you have a flat roof, you know how important it is to work with highly skilled, reputable roofers to keep it in top condition. Flat roofs require special materials, techniques and knowledge. If you’re planning to construct a home or building with a flat roof, there are special considerations. Call Popejoy Roofing if you have or are considering flat roofs in Mahomet IL.
Why Consider A Flat Roof?
One one hand, flat roofs present an obvious drainage problem, which can mean pooling. Sealing around pipes and flashing takes special consideration. On the other hand, a flat roof may preserve a view or allow a rooftop deck, and installation of HVAC and other infrastructure may be less visible from your living area.
There is no need to be afraid of a flat roof. Such a roof can function very well as long as you are willing to provide the regular inspections and maintenance required.
Does My Flat Roof Require Maintenance?
A flat roof will always require more proactive measures than a pitched roof. Regular inspections and maintenance are absolutely vital and cannot be skipped. At least once a year, schedule a professional inspection. In addition to the professional inspection, we recommend you take a look at least twice a year. Look for these problems:
- Pooling water
- Loose seams
- Flashing problems
- Deteriorated edging
- Build-up of debris, such as fallen tree branches, leaves and other such debris.
If you see any of these issues or anything else that concerns you, call Popejoy Roofing right away for a professional evaluation.
Do Snow And Ice Present A Problem For Flat Roofs?
Snow is heavy and the weight can cause serious issues. Invest in a roof rake, but be careful when using it to avoid damaging your flat roof. Make certain your gutters are clear so snow melt can drain quickly.
What Materials Are Best For Flat Roofs?
Every situation is different. Popejoy Roofing professionals can make recommendations for which material will work best in your situation. In addition, special coatings and sealants are available that may be advisable for your roof. Give us a call. We’re happy to inspect your flat roof and make recommendations for maintenance and repair.