Tips for Maintaining Your Flat Roof

Marylanders with a flat roof should perform a thorough visual inspection of your roof at the start of each season.
February 21, 2024

Tips for Maintaining Your Flat Roof

If you have a flat roof in Maryland, it is susceptible to wind, rain, snow, and storm damage. A drainage and gutter system, regular roofing inspections and roofing repairs, and seasonal flat roof maintenance can reduce your risk of needing roof repairs. At Harford Roofing & Exteriors, we have a team of highly skilled and experienced roofing contractors who specialize in inspecting, maintaining, and repairing flat roofs in Northern Maryland. Here are our expert tips for flat roof maintenance.

Seasonal Roofing Inspections

We recommend that you do a thorough visual inspection of your roof at the start of each season. Walk around your home and inspect your eaves, shingles, flashing, gutters, soffits, and fascia for signs of damage or wear and tear. You should check for splitting and cracking, blistering, leaks, and any signs of strain or stress. You should also schedule a professional roofing inspection from one of our roofing contractors at least twice per year, preferably in the spring and fall.

Removing debris from your flat roof and your gutters will reduce your risk of blockages and water damage.Cleaning and Debris Removal

Flat roofs are at a higher risk of damage by debris, animals, and water. You should go up on your roof every two months and/or after heavy storms to remove leaves, twigs, and other debris. Leaving this debris on your roof increases the risk of mold, mildew, roof rot, and leaks.

Tree Trimming

Overhanging trees can drop debris on your roof. They also pose a risk of roof damage if branches or limbs break off or the tree falls in a heavy storm. Overhanging trees also provide easy access to your roof for insects and animals. We recommend that you schedule seasonal tree trimming services from a professional landscaping company.

Gutter Cleaning and Gutter Repair

Because flat roofs collect more debris and water than sloped roofs, a gutter and drainage system is even more crucial. Regular gutter cleaning, gutter maintenance, and gutter repair will reduce your risk of blockages and water damage.

Schedule a Flat Roof Inspection in Northern Maryland

If you’re overdue for a flat roof inspection in Northern Maryland, our roofing contractors at Harford Roofing & Exteriors can help. Call us today at (443) 292-6020 for an onsite inspection, or request a quote today.