The best time to call a “Recommended Roofer” is before a major repair or replacement is needed. Often, many costly and disruptive roof problems can be easily avoided with proper maintenance. One important, but often neglected maintenance item is to simply keep the roof drains free of debris. A clogged roof drain will cause water to pond, leading to increased “dead load” weight on building that may not be engineered to accommodate that weight. Additionally, ponding water on a roof can freeze. Often, water finds its way into a flashing seam and freezes, weakening the seam.
What are some tips that you can share to help keep roof drains clear?