Why It Is Necessary For Flat Roof Homes To Undertake Spring Maintenance 

While flat roofs are the easiest roof type to maintain, it also needs more regular maintenance, especially during the spring season. The constant rain and fluctuating temperature can put a lot of stress on flat roofs and eventually lead to damage.  Knowing basic maintenance cleaning and repair skills is beneficial and can save you money from hiring roof contractors. However, without the skills and right equipment, you might not be able to spot and solve some hidden issues and end up paying for costly repair or replacement in the future.  So why is spring cleaning necessary for your flat roofs? Below are the reasons why. Learning about these reasons will help you make spring maintenance a top priority. 
  1. Unnoticeable yet exhaustive drainage problem 
 Pooling water is one of the most common yet dreaded problems that flat roof homeowners encounter during spring, especially with older roofs. But property owners with newly installed flat roofs are not spared with this problem.   Water can stick longer than it should if your new roof is poorly installed and has drainage problems. Large debris from your roofs, such as leaves and twigs, can form a barrier when washed into the drain pipes, causing the drainage process to slow down or even stop. More debris will be collected if left untreated and eventually cause the pipelines to become clogged and damaged.  It would be advantageous and cost-effective to learn how to unclog drains on your own. But if you don’t have the skills and time, yet you want to address the problem right away to avoid the hassle, you should ask for help from professional roofers. These experienced professionals can safely and efficiently perform cleaning and inspection on your roof.   
  1. Prepare for the summer season 
One of the advantages of having a flat roof is that you can use it as an extension of your home during the summer season. Inviting your friends over to hang out and chill on your flat roof would be very fun. It can save you money and energy for the preparation, not to mention that this can make your home look more trendy and eye-catching.  To keep your flat roofing ready to use whenever possible, you have to keep it in excellent condition at all times. Prioritise having professional roofers come to your house to perform inspection and do some repairs if necessary.   
  1. The winter weather can damage your flat roofs 
We all know how harsh the winter weather can be, especially here in the UK. No matter how we prepare our roofs for the winter, the heavy snowfall, freezing cold, and animal depredation can take a toll on the quality of your roofing system.   As soon as the winter season ends, it would be necessary to check your roofing for any signs of damage, even small holes and tears, and fix them. If left untreated, these small holes and tears can develop into leaks and other related problems.   Don’t hesitate to contact our team if you want to keep your roofing system at its best throughout the year. We are experienced in all aspects of roofing works. We can guarantee nothing but only the best solution to your roofing needs.        

How much will it cost to replace your flat roof?

Severnside Roofing provide flat roofing services across Telford, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton and Stoke-on-Trent and surrounding areas, our team of qualified staff are Guild of Master Craftsmen certified and specialise in all of the below services for domestic and commercial customers:

  • Chimney Repairs
  • Emergency Chimney Repair
  • Re-Roofing
  • Roof Repairs
  • Emergency Roofing
  • 24 Hour Roofing Services
  • Fascia Soffit & Guttering replacement
  • Dry Verge Roof Systems
  • Asbestos Removal
  • EPDM Rubber Roof Fitting
  • GRP Roofing

    Constructing a flat roof is quicker and cheaper than the traditional pitched roof with a cheaper installation cost and fewer materials. Flat roofs do however have concerns, as gravity will not help to push snow and water off the roof these weather conditions can cause the roof to degrade and leak. This means that flat roofs also need a lot more maintenance than a pitched roof to keep them leak free and in good condition, but even with all the maintenance, your flat roof lifespan will only last around 10 to 15 years.

    How long should it take to replace my flat roof?

    Time frame for roof replacements will depend on size, access, height and materials used. But on average a single garage should take one day with two men working, and with a double garage allow for a day and a half. Even on small jobs taking less than one day, a competent and professional roofer would always come back the next day to ensure that the flat roof was watertight overnight.

    Cost of Replacing or Repairing a Flat Roof

    The average cost of replacing a flat roof is usually in the range of £700-£1500 depending upon what materials the roofing contractor uses, if scaffolding will be needed, and the size of the roof.

    Most roofers operate in pairs and will usually charge around £200-£300 per day. Usually the job will be completed within a single day, and the roofer should always come back the next day to ensure there are no leaks.

    Average costs for replacing a flat roof: Single Garage £700 1 day timeframe Double Garage £900 1 day timeframe 2-storey Extension £1200 1.5 days’ timeframe

    Call in an expert

    Ignoring a problem with your roof will ultimately cost you dearly – whether in the form of a leak or a lingering problem that festers and causes more damage than necessary. If you have any doubts or worries after checking your roof, always call in an expert to assess what needs to be done.

    Call today and speak to one of our friendly members of staff who will be happy to help with any type of flat roof services across Telford, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton and Stoke-on-Trent on 01952 279 451.

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