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How to Protect Your Flat Roof Against Snow Damage

The sleek, streamlined shape of flat roofs brings an air of elegance and modernity to any home or business. Beyond the aesthetics, they can contribute to the energy efficiency of living spaces and also require fewer materials to construct than their sloped counterparts. However, flat roofs are particularly vulnerable to winter weather because the lack of pitch prevents them from shedding snow, rain and debris effectively.

 Flat Roof Against Snow Damage

In this post, Window World of Boston, one of the top roofing and window installation contractors in the area, shares tips to protect your flat roof against damage caused by winter elements like snow and ice.

Schedule regular inspections. Having your flat roof inspected at least once a year is ideal for keeping it in top shape year-round. This is, after all, the best way to minimize potential issues that may compromise its efficiency and performance. Be sure to work with a reputable roofer for this maintenance task. A team of certified professionals should be able to look for signs of damage and tears in the roof membrane, ensure the proper function of drainage outlets and check its overall integrity.

Apply waterproofing. Water damage is the top enemy of flat roofs. Fortunately, roofing and window installation companies offer waterproofing membranes to bolster the roofing systems’ ability to shed moisture from snow, rain and ice. These products act as watertight sheets that cover the roofs’ flat surfaces.

Check the roof drains. Flat roofs collect wind-carried debris such as dead leaves and twigs, creating blockages in the drains. These clogs prevent water runoff from flowing to your downspouts and out away from your property. Melted snow and ice that have nowhere to go combined with the freeze-thaw cycles of winter mean your roof is more likely to leak. That’s one of the many reasons why you need to have your flat roof cleaned before the brutal winter season arrives.

For your roofing needs, turn to Window World of Boston. Our company partnered with the top roofing and window manufacturers in the industry to bring nothing but high-quality products that will help enhance your home’s aesthetic appeal and functionality. Call (781) 262-3925 (Woburn), (781) 343-7129 (Pembroke) or (508) 845-6676 (Shrewsbury) to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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