How to avoid costly flat roofing repairs: drainage maintenance

Posted on by Protech Roofing Team

Drainage failure is something all property owners – rightly – wish to avoid. A costly addition to annual upkeep of properties with a flat roof, issues with drainage systems are not a welcome cost to anyone’s budget.

Luckily, there are a number of measures that can be taken to ensure no damage comes to your flat roof on account of its drainage system, and here we list some examples of simple drainage maintenance tactics that can be carried out by anyone:

Regular checks

Performing regular checks on your flat roof is a simple but effective way to stop any serious issues in their tracks before they are able to develop. Checks every so often, particularly after bad weather, will help ward off potential problems before they turn into something more real.

Remove dirt and debris

Another simple solution to keeping your flat roof in tip top condition is to remove all dirt and debris from your drains. By doing so, you will help keep blockages at bay, and thus halt any potential flooding that could occur should there be a buildup of debris followed by heavy rain. Rather than climbing atop the roofing yourself, a safer route to take, which is also less taxing on the roof itself, is to use a leaf blower to keep the drains clear.

Remove snow

Taking any snow out of drains before it is able to build up stops any potential damp from occurring which can damage not only the drainage system itself, but also the roof. Not only slow, but frozen surfaces, should be kept under scrutiny as any icy surfaces that thaw will create a split in the surface caused by the expanding ice.

Hire a professional

Since a property’s roof is such a crucial part in the building’s configuration, it is worth hiring a professional to carry out any further maintenance or if you think there is a chance there may be an issue. It is always better safe than sorry, when it comes to the reliability and condition of your drainage system and roofing, so contact a local professional to get the job done right for you and keep your property’s flat roof in top condition throughout the year.


Here at Protech Roofing, we are proud to provide expert maintenance and repairs to flat roofing throughout Leeds and the surrounding area. Whatever the maintenance or repairs work you require for your flat roof, we will be able to carry out the relevant work in an efficient yet thorough manner and at an extremely competitive price.

To find out more about this or any of our other services, get in touch with our friendly team of experts today and we’ll be happy to help.

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