Low-sloped roofs require regular care and maintenance to keep them effective against different weather elements. To ensure this, there are a few things you should do and avoid to maximize your roof’s longevity. Low-sloped and metal roofing specialist Redemption Roofing shares some useful tips to help you out:
Keep Your Roof Clear of Debris
Just like other roofing systems, your low-sloped roof will accumulate debris such as leaves and small twigs over time. You’ll also need to trim overhanging branches that may otherwise fall on your roof. This is to prevent any major damage in case a severe storm hits the area and tears off the branches. Smaller twigs and leaves can also clog your drains, while larger branches can cause immediate structural damage to your roof. To avoid this, make sure to clear them out every once in a while, especially since they tend to gather near the drainage systems.
Don’t Assume That DIY Roof Inspections Are Good Enough
A DIY inspection won’t suffice to keep your low-sloped roof in good condition. And as part of the warranty, manufacturers will want their roofing materials to be maintained by a certified professional. Make sure your roof inspections are conducted by a contractor who you can trust!
Not Maintaining Your Drainage Systems
If water accumulates on your flat roof and doesn’t evaporate within 48 hours after appearing, then it’s referred to as pooling or “ponding” water. This can be problematic to your roofing system since pooled water can accelerate the deterioration rate and cause algae formation to grow. This is why it’s important to keep your drainage systems free of clogs to prevent water from pooling over and slowly compromise your low-slope roofing system.
Clogs can often be spotted easily, but you may need to wait for the next downpour to know which of your eavestroughs are overflowing. You can also have it checked by a trusted contractor so that they’ll properly address any clogged drains and downspouts.
When you want an expert in asphalt shingles for your roof replacement, Redemption Roofing always gets the job done. Call us today at (936) 226-0658 if you’re from Montgomery, (281) 241-3026 if you live in League City, (830) 522-4145 if you’re in Hill Country, (409) 403-5073 for Golden Triangle residents, or (337) 305-7705 if you’re in Lake Charles. You can also fill out our convenient request form online!