The Importance of Maintaining a Flat Roof
Flat roofs are a gorgeous feature for any home. With the ability to appear striking in a decidedly minimal fashion, flat roofs give you an architectural edge over your neighbours. That said, if you are going to commit to a flat roof, then you do really have to commit to regular maintenance. Given the fact that they have little to no pitch, flat roofs are bound to collect more snow, leaves and other debris – especially during the winter months – so have your sweeping brush at the ready!
Increase the lifespan of your roof
The most important and obvious reason to properly and regularly maintain your flat roof is to increase its lifespan. Given that, throughout the year, your roof will be exposed to extreme heat, heavy rain, hail, snow – all manner of things, really – it makes sense that you should regularly inspect your roof for damage and wear. If you do this, you could increase the lifespan of your roof dramatically, making it last up to 30 years or so.
Save money in the long run
While “a stitch in time saves nine” gets thrown around a lot for smaller problems, when the stakes are higher – it’s even more applicable. That is, if you neglect small problems with your roof which could be easily fixed with a little maintenance, you run the risk of encountering much larger problems down the road and, of course, these problems will cost you a great deal more money!
They will also take up a lot of your time, too. While it may be tempting to let that small pile of debris be, you’ll kick yourself when you have to book time off work when your roof falls into disrepair.
Boost your kerb appeal
Another way in which maintaining your flat roof can actually save you money is this: it boosts your kerb appeal. That is, keeping your flat roof properly maintained means that when you come to sell your home, it will be worth more. One of the core reasons why buyers might gravitate towards a flat roof is the aesthetic, so if this is being warped by damage or debris, the value of your home will reflect this.
Peace of mind
Ultimately, one of the greatest benefits of regularly maintaining your roof is that offers peace of mind. That is, you can rest easy knowing that you have the most interesting home in the neighbourhood – and your roof isn’t about to spring a leak!
Are you having problems with your flat roof? Look no further than Quadrant Damp Proofing & Timber Treatments. Flat roofing comes with its own unique difficulties which our specialists have the training and experience to navigate, ensuring you get a reliable, long-lasting roof. We can provide total re-roofing, localised leak repair, and everything in between. Get in touch with the Quadrant Damp Proofing team today with any enquiries, or for a free quote. We serve customers across North and West London, including Hampstead and Ealing.