Flat commercial roofs need maintenance, and the level of difficulty for replacing this style of roof can vary depending on various factors. You can get the job done effectively by following these four tips.
- Choose the right professionals- The first step to making sure your flat commercial roof is handled correctly is to find the right contractor. Reliability and budget awareness are key traits to look for in the professionals you hire.
- Choose the right materials- The materials you choose for your flat commercial roof can extend the lifespan of the roof. That can mean less stress and more flexibility to budget for the next project. EPDM (synthetic rubber) can extend the roof life to 30 years, while the use of PVC can mean a new roofing project in 20 years.
- Have the roof inspected- Regular inspections, particularly of potential problem areas, can mean financial savings and sometimes even the prevention of roof damage. We can help make sure the drainage pipes, downspouts, flashing, and other potential problem areas are handled correctly during the roofing process.
- Set up maintenance plans- Finding and repairing leaks, tears and other issues, as well as regularly cleaning debris, are strong steps toward extending the life of flat commercial roofs. Prepping the roof for the next season is also a good idea; setting up a plan to include these maintenance tasks could save money in the future.
If you are looking into flat commercial roofs, we would be happy to have a conversation about your project, budget, and inspection plans. Give us a call today!