Flat roofs are becoming increasingly popular and a highly economical style of roof. Although their design requires more maintenance in comparison to pitched roofs, with regular checks a flat roof can last more many years.

With over twenty seven years’ experience in the roofing industry, DPR Roofing is highly regarded as one of the best leading roofing companies, providing a wide range of roofing services and roof repairs, focusing specifically in the Yorkshire region. Our experienced roofing engineers have put together some simple rules to help maintain you flat roof to last you for many years.

Maintain surroundings
If your flat roof was installed many years ago the surrounding area may have changed in this time. It is understandable to forget or overlook the overgrown trees and changes in wild life since your flat roof was installed but it can have a damaging affect if left unchecked. Overgrown trees can be particularly damaging as the branches can rub against the roof causing excessive ware.

Check the drainage
In addition to tree branches wearing against the roof, leaves can cause havoc on a flat roofs drainage system. Along with rubbish and other debris, the drains on a flat roof can become slow or blocked. This can cause pools of water to form on the roof known as ponding. If not corrected as soon as noticed the ponding may result in complicated and expensive repairs.

Check for early warning signs
As a means of preventing costly repairs, it is recommended by the experts that frequent checking and inspections are carried out on your flat roof to ensure that there is no potential damage. Even slight indications of damage may save you a great deal of time and money in the long run. When checking your flat roof, keep an eye out for cracks or splits as these are the most alarming and would need professional attention. At all times do not take any risks with ladders etc as this should be left to professionals.

If you are concerned about the state of your roof, you should always seek professional advice. As an experienced roofing company, DPR roofing understands that it is easy to forget to carry out repairs. Whilst everyone might not like spending money, the contents of the room underneath would normally be valuable and therefore trying a makeshift repair yourself could lead to an expensive roof repair and damage to contents below plus an accident could occur if you are not familiar with such works.

If you would like to know more about how to look after your flat roof in Yorkshire or the surrounding areas such as Leeds, Huddersfield and Wakefield or require our expert team to carry out a repair, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0800 458 7751.