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How to maintain a flat roof

June 30, 2020 6:40 am

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First of all it’s a bit of a misnomer to call a flat roof a flat roof. Why? Because there is no such thing. All roofs, even ones that appear to be flat are something of an optical illusion. They all have a slight decline to one corner or there is a very, very small dome. A true flat roof would cause you an issue so they are made with this in mind. If you have any issues the best thing to do is call Flat Roofing Gloucester based company http://gloucester-roofer.co.uk/gloucester-roofer-flat-roof-repairs/ and they can take a look for you. Otherwise stick with these simple rules until then.

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  1. Check it regularly. Look out for any gashes or scratches that could allow water to get in.
  2. Clean it as much as you can. As we said above there is a slight decline to a corner or it is a small dome. This means that leaves and debris can collect in the drainage points and cause a blockage.

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  1. Make sure that the surrounding guttering is clear of blockages. This can build back up into the drainage outlet on the roof itself.
  2. Ensure that you give it a good seal. This is where the company above comes in. In the past, standard felt was used on flat roofs but the technology has come a long way since then and there are polymers and waterproof coverings that can be applied.
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