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To prevent your roof from damage Develco will assist to carry out Flat Roof Asset Management System (FRAMS) on a regular basis and at least every Spring and/or Fall, or following heavy weather conditions.
Flat roofs are those with a pitch of less than 15 degrees. They can essentially have a long life span, provided they are correctly maintained. Life span will also be dependent on the flat roof materials used and you will generally find that Single Ply roofing systems are as durable compared to other materials such as asphalt-based or modified 2-Ply membrane roofing systems and assembly’s if well Maintained.
Flat roofs traditionally built from felts such as (BUR) Built up roofs, can be more vulnerable to splitting, blistering, ponding and felt movement. Our team has put together a short guide to these issues and what we can do to prevent substantial damage through regular flat roof maintenance building/client specific.
ROOF SYSTEMS & EXTERIORS
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Flat roof maintenance
THE DEVELCO APPROACH TO ROOF INSPECTION & MAINTENANCE
All roofs require periodic inspection and maintenance in order to perform as designed and to provide a long and effective service life.
Periodic inspection and maintenance is also typically required by roofing system manufacturers to keep roofing warranties in full force and effect.
Although all building owners should establish a periodic roof inspection program, inspection and maintenance of any roof should be undertaken only by qualified Certified Roof Inspector, familiar with safe roofing practices. Including all applicable occupational, health and safety regulations relating to the roofing and construction industries.
Due to modern roofing systems containing a wide variety of components and installation techniques, all roof inspections should be conducted by a Certified commercial roof inspector or similar roofing professional.
Typically two inspections should be conducted each year, one in the spring and one in the late fall. If the roof is warranted, at least one roof inspection each year should be conducted to monitor the current roof condition.
Please note that the cost of periodic inspection is typically not included in the original cost of a manufacturers warranty. Accordingly, the building owner should contact a Certified roof inspector to obtain a proposal for ongoing inspection and maintenance services.
Almost all roofing systems are subjected to some amount of foot traffic. Typically, roof traffic is necessary to service roof-top equipment.
Occasionally, roofs may also be subjected to unauthorized foot traffic. Because roof traffic can damage the roofing system, periodic inspection is very important to assure that any damage is identified and addressed quickly.
WHERE DEVELCO WILL LOOK
WHAT WE TO LOOK FOR
Emergency Repair to Small Cuts & Punctures.
Most single-ply cuts and punctures can be repaired temporarily until a permanent repair is performed. Most cuts and punctures in asphalt membranes can be repaired temporarily by applying plastic roof cement to the affected area. Make arrangements with Develco for a permanent repair as soon as possible.
Permanent Repair of Cuts & Punctures. Permanent repair of cuts and punctures should be performed by a qualified licensed roofing contractor.
Compressed or Crushed Roof Insulation. Insulation which has been crushed should be replaced with new insulation. Because this procedure will also require extensive repairs to the roofing membrane, this work should be performed by a qualified licensed roofing contractor.
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