Any roof with a pitch of less than 15 degrees is considered to be a flat roof; and this type of roofing is typically found on extensions, porches, and garages. Flat roofing is economic and efficient to install as it involves considerably less time, labour, materials and equipment compared to pitched roofing; in fact, the installation of a flat roof can often be completed within just one day.
However, due to the flat nature of this type of roofing it can be prone to certain problems that can threaten the longevity of the roof, and some insurers quote rather high premiums for homes that feature flat roofing.
In order to prolong the life of your flat roof and prevent problems from taking root, it’s essential that you perform regular roofing maintenance checks. If you’re not confident making these checks yourself due to the health and safety aspects involved with ladder use and working at heights, it’s recommended that you employ a professional roofer to make these checks for you.
We’ve put together the following infographic which details some of the common flat roofing problems that you should be checking for. If caught early enough, many of these issues can be rectified without too much fuss or cost. However, if left untreated, they can manifest themselves and cause irreparable damage to your roof.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get up there and check your flat roofing!