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Roofing Basics: How Flat Roofs Are Inspected

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Many home- and business owners don’t worry about the roof over their head until it springs a leak. Unfortunately, this kind of thinking is one of the contributing factors that lead to costly roof repairs. For this reason, it is important to have your roof inspected at least once every year. If it’s your first time having your roof checked out, here’s how a roofing contractor usually goes about a standard flat roof inspection.

Roofing Basics

Determine the Roofing Material

Flat roofing systems come in many different varieties, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Needless to say, your roofing material will inform your roofer on how to go about the inspection. Once your contractors determine your roof type, they can then proceed to the next steps. 

Consider the Age

Some flat roofs last longer than others. Your roofers will take note of what kind you have and how long it has been in place. If your roof is relatively new, they may recommend a few minor repairs or conduct regular maintenance. However, if it is nearing the end of its serviceable life, they may suggest that you consider a roof replacement

Detect Issues

As with any type of roof, leaks are the most common problem. On a flat roof, your roofers will check for spots where water can quickly accumulate. They will also be on the lookout for damaged sealants and will locate any blockages. Lastly, your roofers will check for surface damage from foot traffic, inclement weather or the weight of your HVAC unit, and make the necessary recommendations.  

For all your roof-related needs, be sure to turn to North Carolina’s best. Give American Roofing & Construction a call at (910) 964-0114 to schedule a free, no-obligation appointment, or fill out our convenient contact form to request a roof estimate today.

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