Scheduling routine roof inspections ahead of time isn’t the only thing you can do to extend the average lifespan of your roof. Over time, dirt, debris, and trash frequently build up on flat roof systems. When enough waste accumulates, drains become clogged, membranes wear down, and your roof can even become more susceptible to damage. An ongoing roof cleaning plan can go a long way in eliminating these issues before they occur.
Along with regularly cleaning your building’s roof, choosing proactive repairs and preventative maintenance dramatically extends the service life of your roof, especially when compared to retroactive “quick fixes.” Proactive maintenance is generally more affordable, requires less downtime, and is less invasive. As a result, a proactive approach actually extends your roof’s life, rather than shortening it. Emergency repairs, on the other hand, may solve the problem today but are more likely to lead to larger issues in the future.