They say that getting yourself a flat roof is such a headache. Well partly it’s true. But it doesn’t always have to be this way. If people will equip themselves with the right information prior deciding on having a flat roof, then there is a better chance that they could avoid having chronic migraine from having to constantly shell out money just to fix a leak on the ceiling that seem to not want to stop dripping no matter what you do.
The key here is to put added protection by applying coatings, regular maintenance, and constant monitoring.
- Apply Flat Roof Coating. Technology has sprung from the complaints of flat roofs owners who are in the verge of panic attack as they experience patching and repatching their roofs to no avail. For a price, a flat roof coating sealed with acrylic polymer, depending on its kind can add years to your existing roof. Aside from it eliminating chronic leaking or ponding, it is also weather and wind resistant, easier to maintain and patched, and doesn’t add
- Stay well informed and for trying times, leave it to the expert. Many flat roof fails are due to DIYs that are clearly misinformed, making it more expensive in the long run and inarguably more stressful. It is just best to leave the deed to the expert, even if it cost a dime. You’ll thank yourself for
- Constantly monitor for leaks. When you’re a proud owner of a flat roof, it is imperative that you detect leaks. The earlier the better is the name of the game here. Because the more you ignore or let the problem stay longer, the greater the damage it would cost and that’s not what we want. One strategy for this is to do a circular roof inspection along the roofs edges where most leaks occur. Check for cracks at the seam, and open joined damaged sections. You may want to check on the bricks or tiles near the edges as those cracks would sometimes serve as a conduit to the leaks.
- Prevent leaks from happening. Leaks are the kryptonite of any flat roofs. So aside from monitoring it, it is best to prevent it from happening altogether. One should ensure good drainage of gutters, thus maintenance is a must. Make sure that the flashings are well in place or if need be reinforce it with epoxy, and to use membranes to add extra protection.