It is important that you ensure your roof is inspected on a regular basis in order to keep on top of any maintenance and repairs that need carrying out. After all, leaving large gaps between inspections means that an issue can be left to develop for a long time before it is discovered.

A flat roof is a design that requires a lot of care and, in this blog, we are going to tell you what you should be looking out for during an inspection…

Interior

A flat roof is always susceptible to moisture related damage and the inside is where you will first see evidence of it. Due to this it is important that you check the ceiling and walls for signs of water staining as this will often mean that your roof has a leak. With this said, sometimes the moisture may not show up as a stain and placing your hand on the wall to check if it feels damp can also help identify a leak.

Exterior

The main problem with a flat roof is that the design can often prevent water from being filtered away adequately. In fact, if the gutters do fail to remove rainwater then many issues can form so it is important that you keep your eyes open when conducting an exterior inspection of your property. Water pooling is when rainwater settles on top of a flat roof and since water can be heavy this can cause the quality of your roofing material to deteriorate.

As the industrial roofing experts of our industry, the team here at Valent Roofing want to ensure that our clients know exactly what they are looking for when it comes to their roof. After all, not inspecting your flat roof on a regular basis tends to be the root of many problems, especially moisture related damage. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the team today!