Mild winters are one of the perks of living in Fort Lauderdale. Even though it doesn’t snow, you still need to take care of your roof and prepare it for winter. Occasional bouts of winter rain can catch homeowners unawares at any time. Schedule preventative roof maintenance at least once per season with a roofing contractor in Ft. Lauderdale to keep your roof in great shape. To prepare your flat roof for winter, a professional roofer will:
Because of their negligible pitch angle, debris can and will accumulate on your flat roof. Piles of palm fronds, twigs, and other matter on your roof can cause water to collect in small puddles, which causes the roofing material to wear unevenly. The first thing a roofing professional will do when performing a winter check-up on your flat roof is sweep away all debris in order to prevent this from occurring.
Inspect for Evenness
Over time, as a flat roof wears unevenly, it will develop slight indentations where pools of water can form, even when all debris has been cleared away. During the inspection, your professional roofer will check for these slight imperfections, report back to you, and ask for your permission to patch them. In some cases, portions of the roof may need to be re-tarred or replaced.
Check for Trapped Water
A properly installed roof consists of several layers of material. During the high winds and extreme weather of Florida’s hurricane season, water can enter through microscopic cracks in the surface layer of your roof and become trapped, eventually rotting through and damaging layers of building material underneath. Since winter tends to be a dryer season here, it is the ideal time for an experienced roofer to find these pockets of trapped water on your flat roof.
For more than 30 years, Paul Bange Roofing has provided Fort Lauderdale homeowners with professional roofing service, including corrective roof maintenance, new roof installation, pre-hurricane season roof inspections, and much more. To schedule a winter roof inspection, call us today at (954) 981-7663.