Flat Roof Restoration

How To Restore A Flat Roof

Learn more about the necessary first steps to help Chicago property and business owners restore flat roofs, and ensure the longevity and functionality of their roofs during the winter season.
Posted on
December 1, 2023
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First Steps Taken To Restore Your Roof

With the harsh weather conditions that Chicago is known for, it's essential for property and business owners to pay extra attention to the maintenance of their flat roofs throughout the year. Heavy snowfall, extreme temperatures, and strong winds can take a toll on flat roof structures,potentially leading to leaks, damage, and costly repairs. In this blog post, we'll discuss the necessary first steps to help Chicago property and business owners ensure the longevity and functionality of their flat roofs during the winter season.

1.Roof Inspection:

A roof inspection for your flat roof that is executed by one of our specialists throughout the winter months is crucial to identifying any potential issues before they worsen. We look out for signs of roof sagging, cracks, or blistering caused by freezing and thawing cycles. We also pay close attention to drainage areas to prevent water accumulation.

2. Clearing Debris:

Clearing debris, such as leaves, branches, and other organic materials, becomes especially important during the winter season. These items can accumulate on the roof, blocking drainage systems and causing potential water pooling. This stagnant water can lead to structural damage and eventually leaks. Regularly remove any debris to ensure proper water flow and prevent excessive weight on the roof. Our first step when applying a roof coating system is to powerwash the roof with eco cleaner degreaser. This ensures that when our roof coating system is applied that it adheres properly without any “bubbling” that will compromise the integrity of the system and cause it to tear easily.

These are the first two steps taken prior to any roof coating or roof restoration application.

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