Schedule a roof evaluation with a flat roofing professional, this can include a qualified roofing contractor. Commit to doing this sooner than later, you’ll want to catch issues with time to spare to complete any repairs.
Think proactively; use the knowledge of flat roofing industry professionals to develop an action plan. Not only for this year, but an action plan for the years ahead. Your action plan can include running budgets forecasted for years ahead. Stay on top of your flat roof spending.
Have an emergency plan. Do you have a trusted and qualified flat roofing contractor you can count on for that emergency repair? Keep their contact information handy!
How do I prepare?
Your biggest focus before winter hits is that your flat roof is draining properly - with no obstructions. Keep all drainage points (roof drains, spillouts, scuppers, etc.) clean and clear of any debris. Blocked drainage points can be detrimental to a flat roof. It is also good idea to take your flat roof cleaning a step further and ensure the entirety of the roof membrane is kept clean and clear of any leaves, branches, cans, cups, bottles, etc. It doesn’t take long for scattered debris to accumulate at your drainage points, or worse, blow off the roof!
All outstanding and new roof repairs should be completed before the winter hits. This would include even a small repair such as replacing any failed caulking. Don’t delay, the price of repair won’t be any “cheaper” next year.
Consider what you flat roof protects? Your tenants, your equipment, and your products. It only makes sense you act proactively when protecting these investments. Understand the risks of waiting until it’s too late. Understand the risks of roof failure.
Call Matt at 519.400.4022 to schedule an appointment.