Regular inspections are important to ensure outlets and gutters are clear, and flashings are in place and working effectively.
Rooflights are checked for cracks or damaged seals which could result in water ingress and damage to internal finishes.
Flat roofs do not last forever, telltale signs like ponding water, and blisters in the roof coverings can indicate that the roof is in need of replacement before the costly failure of the roof occurs.
All roof inspections are important, but some roof types like flat roofs are more susceptible to minor problems which if left unchecked, can turn into larger problems over time. Regular inspections don’t just focus on the roof itself but consider things like outlets and gutters are clear, and that flashing is in place ensuring everything is working effectively.
The goal of roof inspections is ultimately to extend the life of your roof and prevent any minor problems from turning into larger costly failures. It is always best to prevent problems than to repair them.
In short, yes – you can inspect your roof yourself, however inspecting your own roof can be a daunting task, so it’s always best to have a professional do it for you. They will have the proper equipment and knowledge to identify any potential problems with your roof and give you the best course of action to take. It is also dangerous working (and inspecting) at height, and professional roofers have extensive training about working and staying safe at height. Prevention is always better than cure, so don’t wait until there is a major problem with your roof before getting it inspected.
During a roof inspection, it is primarily important to check the roof itself for things like cracks, tears, rips and discolouration, as well as any missing or uplifted areas, as well as also checking the following:
Outlets and gutters: Make sure they are clear of any debris and that water can flow freely through them.
Flashings: Are the areas of thin materials that are used to direct water away from critical areas and are used primarily wherever the roof plane meets a vertical surface. It’s important that these flashings should be installed in the right areas and be working properly, without leaks.
Rooflights: Check for cracks or damaged seals around your roof lights which could allow water to enter the building and cause damage to internal finishes.
Working with an experienced flat roofing specialist like D&D Roofing ensures the best quality work and the most experienced staff to work with your flat roof. In addition to our experience, D&D roofing also ensures the following:
Outlets inspected and cleared
Quotations for work
All work is carried out safely using the correct access equipment by fully trained staff
Contact us today to discuss your flat roofing requirements.