Top Tips for Maintaining Your Felt Roofing System

Many choose a felt roofing system in order to help protect their commercial roofing or industrial roofing system from water leaks, and to help extend its lifespan too. However, it will still require regular maintenance in order to keep it in tip top condition. This is why getting a free survey with our experienced roofing contractors at NWIR can be extremely beneficial. 

There are a few things you can do to help maintain your felt roofing system as well, and we wanted to go through some of our top tips to help you ensure it stays in great condition.

Take care of general debris

It’s important to inspect your roof’s gutters and rainwater outlets throughout the year. Make sure that no bits of debris are clogging them up as this will cause water to gather on the felt. Ensure gutters and outlets are free-flowing, clear out fallen leaves, and other debris. Keep in mind that you should only carry out inspections yourself at height if you are qualified, with the correct equipment and supervision.

Look out for internal condensation

Internal condensation can sometimes be an issue with felt roofing systems, and is caused by insufficient insulation. It can also be due to insufficient ventilation in your felt roofing system, which can then lead to rot in timber supports and in some cases, structural collapse. It’s essential that you seek professional help from roofing contractors if you happen to notice any internal condensation.

Inspect the surfaces

It’s really important to inspect the surfaces and detailing of your felt roofing system when you can, as they can give away tell-tale signs that your roof is in need of repair. Ensure that any overlaps between the roof materials are tight and sealed, and that the upstands are securely fixed to the wall. It’s also important to inspect the surfaces for blisters, which are areas that have filled with water or air to look like a bubble. Keep an eye on the size of these if you do spot any, as if they are left untreated it will lead to more extensive repairs being required.

At NWIR, we offer torch on application or fully cold application when it comes to installing a felt roofing system. If this sounds right for you, or if you’d like to enquire about any of our other award-winning services – simply contact us today on 0800 046 1500.