Flat Roof Repair
If you have a flat roof, it’s inevitable that at some point you’ll need the help of a flat roof repair specialist. About 99 percent of flat roofs will experience leaks at some point, even if the roof is brand new or was only installed within the last five to 10 years. With this in mind, it’s important to be informed about the necessary steps to take if your flat roof develops a leak.
What To Do If Your Flat Roof Leaks
To begin, let’s explore how you should handle the situation if your flat roof develops one or more leaks. Obviously, the most important first step is to strategically place buckets beneath the leaks to collect water and prevent damage to the interior of your home. Your second step will be to give our roof repair service team a call. If your roof was recently installed, you should be able to contact the roofing company that put it in and have them perform some routine maintenance.
If the roof is older and the original installer can’t help you, you have several other options. The first is to perform the repair yourself. We don’t recommend this unless you have enough roofing experience to safely handle the repair.
Your second option is to have a specialist repair or replace the roof for you. If the roof is nearing the end of its life expectancy, replacement is probably the more affordable option. But if it’s still fairly new, repair is the way to go.
Whatever you do, you must never ignore a leaky roof. This can lead to serious damage to the roof’s sheetrock, and your home’s electrical wiring, hardwood, carpets and furniture.