The flat roof winter checklist: top tips from roofing contractors Accrington
Here’s a lot to be said for a flat roof – but just because flat roofing is a strong contender for most reliable and hard wearing roofing solution, it doesn’t make it impervious to the harshest time of the year. Roofing contractors in Accrington and across the North West are hunkering down to their busiest time of year – and the story is no different here at Absolute!
Flat roofing in Burnley and across Lancashire is subject to a lot of wear and tear in winter. Build of up snow and ice can cause decay and splits on a flat roof compared to a pitched roof. As the premier roofing contractors in Burnley and Accrington, we can tell you that maintenance is definitely easier than a re-roof! To avoid an emergency call out, and to give you peace of mind this season, we have put together a handy checklist to help give your flat roof the healthiest chance as we move into winter.
Flat roofing in Burnley is not immune to the harsh effects of winter! But we can help.
1) Check drains regularly – If your drain clogs, there is no hope of water draining through the proper channels (pun intended). It is essential to provide water with an easy escape route, to avoid the pooling that can cause problems with flat roofing. Roofing contractors in Accrington and beyond would all agree that once the drains are cleared, you are off to an excellent start to prolonging the life or your flat roof.
2) Remove all debris before the snow arrives! – Things can only go one of two ways with debris on a flat roof – they can mulch down and create festering damp, mouldy areas, or they can freeze over, and become impossible to chip off without damage. Neither of these is going to help your flat roof last the season – so it’s essential to do the clearing beforehand! You’ll thank us later.
3) Inspect the roof for damage – Again, this is one you need to do before the really harsh weather arrives. It’s no good checking it over once it’s covered in ice, only to find out that there’s a crack accompanied by a huge patch of damp. If you find something – ignore it at your peril, once ice gets into a crack, the constant freezing-expanding and melting-contracting cycle is going to open it right up. And bigger, in this case, is definitely not better!
4) If in doubt, give the best roofers in Burnley a call! – As flat roofing specialists in Lancashire, we can help advise you on the best course of action. If you aren’t sure of the best solution to a problem, then it’s always great to ask advice. Peace of mind is a wonderful thing, so don’t torment yourself with the what-ifs- just get on the phone to your favourite roofers in Burnley!
By following these simple steps, you should be pretty well prepped to avoid any emergency work to your flat roof this season. If you have any questions, feel free to browse our site, or get in touch with our friendly team! We’re Absolutely happy to help.