Flat Roof

How Often Should a Flat Roof Be Inspected?

A flat roof is vulnerable to damage, and you may not notice the problem until leaks appear. Learn how regular inspections can help you catch issues early.

Flat roofs require added care and attention. Mistreat them, and you’ll be rewarded with leaks, emergency repairs, and plenty of heartaches.

Read on to find out why flat roofs are worth your hard work, and learn how Four Seasons Roofing can keep yours looking great.
What Makes a Flat Roof Stand Out?

You could choose a home with a steep, pitched roof that naturally sluices away water. But for some families, flatness is ideal.

Flat roofs appeal to:

Modernists. Architects like Frank Lloyd Wright made flat roofs famous. But plenty of current building experts appreciate the square, boxy appeal that would be ruined by a peak.
DIYers. Tiny leaks and holes in flat roofs can be repaired with a kit and a bit of elbow grease. It’s much more difficult to affix a new shingle on a pitched roof.
Tiny home enthusiasts. A flat roof can be home to solar panels, lush plants, and other items that would slide off a standard roof.

Even though these structures come with plenty of benefits, homeowners must work to keep them in good shape.
A Flat Roof Inspection Schedule

To halt problems before they spread, develop a roof inspection schedule you can stick to.

Perform your own roof inspection:

After any storms.
When the seasons change.
To address any leaks or mold outbreaks.

Walk over your roof carefully, and make a note of any problems you see. If you feel handy, make your own repairs. And if not, schedule help from Four Seasons Roofing as soon as possible.

Ask for a professional roof inspection:

Every two years or so. Ask an expert to look for dips, cracks, and other issues that impact the structure and your home.
After a storm. You may miss something critical in your post-storm walkthrough. Ask a professional to check your work.

At some point, you will face costs related to flat roof replacement. Baltimore residents can lean on the experts at Four Seasons Roofing.

As the National Roofing Contractors Association explains, cost isn’t your only consideration when choosing a partner. You must also find someone who can do the work professionally.

We’ve been in business for years, and we’ve handled plenty of flat roof replacement jobs in Baltimore. Contact us to find out more.

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