Butynol Roof Maintenance
Preventing leaks in your commercial flat roof
The best way to prevent roof leaks in the wetter seasons is to be proactive with your roof maintenance in the months before the winter period. Around this time of year in Autumn is when home owners should begin a through clean of their gutters, outlets and leaf catchers. One of the main reasons for roofs leaking is a build-up of organic matter causing water ponding and the blockage of water channels.
For all types of low-slope roofs, note areas of ponded water, as standing water on a roof can accelerate deterioration of the roofing membrane. Even if there is not water on the roof at the time of the inspection, there may be stains that indicate previous ponding. Walk the roof and note any areas that feel spongy.
Remove any debris on the roof, such as branches, as it could potentially puncture the roofing membrane. Check the roof drains and remove debris from the drains if necessary. Have a look at the roof perimeter where the roof membrane turns up onto the parapet, which is the extension of the walls above the roof level.
A metal flashing is used to protect the membrane at the parapet. With a low parapet, the flashing may extend over the top of the parapet. With a high parapet, the membrane flashing may terminate in a reglet and there will be separate flashing for the top of the parapet.
Check the sealant at the reglet to ensure it remains flexible and fully adhered. Check the flashing to ensure it is not rusted or damaged. Flat roofs are designed to a specific fall and naturally they are supposed to dispel water, but when they aren’t maintained, problems may arise.
The size and location of the roof will determine the drainage design requirements as each building is unique. Cleaning gutters and downpipes before problems arise is the advice we give to those with flat roofs or buildings in general, especially in Autumn when the weather starts to change. With yearly maintenance and a correctly designed sloped roof, there shouldn’t be any issues with leakages.
We offer the following roofing maintenance programs:
Silver Roof Maintenance Program
For roofs that are 1 to 4 years old: once a year maintenance, for an annual fee of $800.00
Platinum Roof Maintenance Program
For roofs that are 5 to 9 years old: once a year maintenance, for an annual fee of $1,000.00
Gold Roof Maintenance Program
For roofs that are 10+ years old: twice a year maintenance, for an annual fee of $1,500.00
We also specialize in customizing a roofing maintenance program for your specific roofing needs!
You can call us to request a customized maintenance program for your roof!
Travel fees applies for clients outside Saskatoon area, roof maintenance services includes but are not limited to the following roof systems:
SBS Roofing, Butynol Roofing, EPDM Roofing, Spray Foam Roofing, TPO Roofing, PVC Roofing and Others.
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