When Is It Time to Repair Your Flat Roof?

February 16, 2019

When Is It Time to Repair Your Flat Roof?

They say prevention is better than cure. And being proactive about the repair needs of your roof can save you a bundle in terms of costly repairs or roof replacement. So how do you know when it is time repair your flat roof? This blog post has the answers you are looking for. When you determine a repair is needed, call a roofing company immediately to come and fix the problem before it gets worse.

The Extent of the Damage

Suppose there was a major storm the other night and you notice that your roof has been damaged. An inspection of the affected area can inform the decision you need to make. Sometimes the damage can be a small, surface issue, such as a missing shingle or two, that a quick repair job can do the trick.





Leakage is a sign that you need to call a professional roofing contractor to come and fix your flat roof. A leak can manifest in a number of ways, such as drippage on the ceiling or water puddles on the floor. And the leakage can be caused by a number of reasons, including water pooling and old age. Be sure to repair the leak immediately to avoid the situation getting worse to the point of water damage to your property.





Time is also another factor when it comes to determining whether you need a roof repair or replacement. If your roof is relatively new or is in the middle of its lifetime, then a roof replacement would be unnecessary and costly. Sometimes a roof can cause you problems because it is just getting older and going through the motions of wear and tear.


Damaged Flashing

When flashing is damaged, leaving it unattended can turn a situation from bad to worse. One of the signs of damaged flashing is leakage. And this normally happens when the flashing material has pulled away due to not being installed properly.


Mold Growth

If you have noticed cracks in the tar of your flat roof, then you may have mold growth. Excessive mold growth can split the tiles on your flat roof, leaving it vulnerable to leakage the next time it rains or when snow is thawing out. Before you call a commercial roofer to come and fix the cracks, kill the mold with some chemicals to prevent further damage.





When you look at your flat roof, do you notice it is leaning over to one side? If so, your roof could have structural damage. This is a big problem and can be dangerous to you and your property. Once the professional comes in, they can determine whether this is a case that can be repaired or if a roof replacement is needed.


Determining when your flat roof needs repairs is crucial to making it last for a long time. When you need someone to come and inspect your roof, Wolfenburg Flat Roofing Ottawa can help.

Call now on 613-800-9058 or email us at info@wolfenburginc.com and you can get a free quote. Flat roof repair is crucial to the longevity of your roof.


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