The Importance of Vacuuming a Flat Roof

Brad GordonCleaning, Flat Roofs, Roof Maintenance


Roof maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure your roof’s longevity. Whether you have a commercial flat roof or residential roof, you need to take care of this essential part of structure to avoid roof damage and costly roof repairs. Prior to repairing or replacing your flat roof, it is vital to have it vacuumed. This will greatly reduce dust and particles during the removal process, reducing disruption to all tenant and commercial operations


Your Roof and Debris

Flat roofs are notorious for the debris they collect. It’s not uncommon to find pea gravel, animals’ nests, moss, mud, and even dead animals on flat rooftops. Not only can these elements add to unsanitary conditions for your building, they can, overtime, lead to the deterioration of your roof. Moreover, many animals carry diseases like salmonella and even typhus. By maintaining a clean and well-kept roof, you can more effectively ensure that these diseases and other allergens don’t filter down into the actual living space of your commercial buildings or residence.


What to Expect from a Roof-Maintenance Service

When you contract with roof specialists to repair or replace your flat roof, be sure to have your roof vacuumed and thoroughly.  You can expect a careful inspection before we begin the cleaning process. If you are laying another roof, vacuuming is essential for removing loose gravel and dirt that can add unwanted weight to the structure. In most cases, vacuuming eliminates the need for power washing and makes the process of re-roofing your structure go far more smoothly. With less dirt around, laying a new roof and tarring can be done more efficiently and effectively.


Maintaining Your Flat Roof

When you make sure that your roof is regularly cleaned and inspected, you can reduce the risk of leaks and even clogged drains. You also ensure that you get more value you out of your roof by increasing its longevity. The fact is, small issues on flat roofs can quickly become big disasters. Your Vancouver roofing company will inspect your roof as well as cleans it in order to avoid substantial trouble. A professional service provider will leave you feeling well assured that your roof is in good hands and provided with the maintenance and care it needs to function properly.