Low-sloped roofs are just as good as any other roofing system when it comes to performance. They’re designed to protect your residential or commercial property from different weather conditions, but like every other roofing system, they need to be regularly maintained as well. As a professional general contractor, V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. explains what you should keep in mind when maintaining your low-sloped roof:
Clean Your Drainage Systems Regularly
When it rains, it’s normal to have water accumulate in some parts of your low-sloped roof. But if it doesn’t evaporate within 48 hours after the rain stops, it can be referred to as pooling or “ponding” water. Pooled water can accelerate the deterioration rate and cause algae formation to grow on your roof, which can lead to more damage and other problems.
Pooling or ponding water can also be caused by clogs, which can happen if you don’t clean them during routine roof maintenance. Clogs can often be spotted easily, but sometimes you may need to wait for the next downpour to know which of your eavestroughs are overflowing. It’s often better to have it checked by a trusted contractor because they’ll properly address any clogged drains and downspouts they may find!
Clean Your Roof Regularly
Just like other systems, your low-sloped roof accumulates dirt and debris over time. This can include small twigs and leaves, so you must clear them out regularly. To prevent the leaves and twigs from falling on your roof, you should trim any overhanging branches every once in a while. Doing this will also keep your low-slope roof free of any structural damage even when a severe storm hits the area and tears off the branches!
Get Your Roof Checked Professionally
As part of your low-slope roof maintenance, inspections are necessary to keep it in top condition. You may choose to do this yourself regularly, but you won’t always be able to spot the warning signs that indicate damage. It’s better to get a professional to inspect your roof as they’ll know what to look for and give a detailed report on your low-slope roof’s condition.
When it comes to top-notch roofing and home improvement services, you can count on V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. to get the job done. Call us today at (203) 639-1634 or fill out our online contact form!