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Top 3 Ways to Prevent Problems With Your Home’s Flat Roof

Flat roofs are not just for commercial properties. As an experienced roofing company, Skyline Contracting can install flat roofs for residential buildings. Flat roofs are a good choice for contemporary or modern style homes that want a sleek and neat appearance. However, their appearance benefits also come with maintenance considerations. Here’s what you need to know to prevent problems with flat roofs:

  • You Need Frequent Gutter Inspections and Cleaning – The rainwater outlets on your flat roof can easily be clogged by windswept dirt, leaves and other debris. Flat roofs have a smaller incline compared with ordinary roofs, so the consequences of gutter clogs are greater. We recommend installing our leaf protection system and checking your gutters regularly for signs of clogs.

  • Schedule Regular Roof Inspections – Generally, flat roofs don’t endure as long as sloped roofs. To make sure that your roofing system lasts its entire expected service life, though, you need to schedule regular roof inspections. Our professional inspections can find and repair small cracks on your flat roofing system before they turn into leaks. Dealing with problems as early as possible will help preserve your roof’s integrity and maintain its weather resistance.

  • Consider Using a Waterproof Sealant – A waterproof sealant can protect your flat roof. However, applying this sealant is not a DIY project. The wrong kind of sealant or uneven sealant coating can damage your roof. Debris and dirt can also mix in with the sealant and compromise the application. We recommend contacting a professional roofing company to apply a roof coating to prevent any problems.

Skyline Contracting can help you maintain your home’s flat roof with our roof repair and roof inspection services. We have many years of experience, and we owe our success to prioritizing client protection and satisfaction. We don’t take any shortcuts during a project, and we make sure that our projects completely follow local safety regulations and codes. We serve many areas, including Gainesville, GA. Call us at (770) 530-3095 to learn more about flat roofs. You can also schedule a consultation.

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