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Flat Roof Maintenance & Repair Services

In Northeast Ohio, flat roofing solutions encompass a diverse range of materials tailored to meet different architectural needs and weather conditions. Options include single-ply membranes, built-up roofing (BUR) systems utilizing asphalt or tar, or modified bitumen.

Additionally, metal roofing presents a durable choice for structures with a minimum roof slope of 1 inch per foot, blending longevity with aesthetic appeal. The lifespan of flat roofs in this region can vary significantly, from 15 to 45 years, influenced by the quality of materials used, local climate challenges, and the extent of maintenance conducted over the roof's life


Bob Kramer, Bodnar Printing

Your crew did a great job. They were very professional and neat.

Orthopaedic Associates, Westlake OH

We are very happy and pleased with the performance of your company

Jean, Homeowner, Avon Lake Ohio

Worked with Cleveland Ohio Roofing and experience was great. Work was explained very well and verified by pictures.


Mike, Brunswick, Ohio

Rob approached my relatively small repair job as if it were a large tear-off and replacement. In other words, he took my needs seriously and treated the work as importantly as a did. He conducted a thorough assessment, provided options, and discussed the pros and cons of each. The work was completed on time and clean-up was impeccable (haven't found one nail or shingle in the weeks since work). More importantly, Rob made extra trips to my home and worked an extra Saturday to make sure the final job was exactly to our liking. I was pleasantly surprised by Rob's extra effort to take care of us and ensuring we got exactly what we wanted. I recommend Rob and Cleveland Ohio Roofing highly.

John Nachar, Manager of Arhaus Furniture

In the high-end furniture business, roof leaks are unacceptable. Cleveland Ohio Roofing is the first call I make for our roofing needs. They are reliable, prompt and provide great service.

Angelo Russo, President of Title Plus Services

Really did a great job on everything. Very professional and will absolutely use them again.

John Maley, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Elyria, Ohio

Cleveland Ohio Roofing responded very timely to my work request. Their job estimate and final work order coincided completely and the job was done on time. The tenant was very complimentary of their high degree of professionalism. I would highly recommend Cleveland Ohio Roofing and its team.

Jim Rosati, Honey Hut Ice Cream, Brunswick, Ohio

Dear Bob, Thank you and your crew for doing a fantastic job on the repairs and custom modification to our building. Since our original GC and their subcontractor left us with less-than-satisfactory results, I took it upon myself as the building owner to find a roofing contractor who cared about fit and finish and took pride in craftsmanship. Robert Krane and his crew at Cleveland Ohio Roofing worked for over a week patching, fabricating, and fixing whatever they could, and ended up with excellent results. I truly feel the repairs and corrective actions they took will assure me the proper life expectancy of a metal roof.

Claudia Motiu

When I found Cleveland Ohio Roofing and saw how they approached their work, it took a huge weight off my shoulders. I know that my roof was done properly. I don't have to worry about it for 20 years and I highly recommend them.

Karen Fekete, North Ridgeville, Ohio

Cleveland Ohio Roofing is a great roofing company. They were on time, finished the repairs quickly, cleaned up the debris, and the quality is exceptional. The price was very reasonable. I highly recommend Cleveland Ohio Roofing

Linda Cerney, Elyria, Ohio

They were prompt, courteous and the cleaned up after themselves everyday. We are very happy with the work that was done and we are leak free!!!

Asphalt or Fiberglass Shingle Roofs

Asphalt and fiberglass shingles are preferred by many homeowners for their affordability and resilience.

Below, find essential tips designed to prolong the life and enhance the performance of your asphalt or fiberglass shingle roof.

  1. Routine Roof Inspections: It's advisable to perform visual inspections of your roof at least twice a year. Look out for any signs of damage, such as loose, missing, or damaged shingles, and replace them promptly to avert water damage.
  2. Debris Management: Regularly clearing leaves, branches, and other debris from your roof and gutters is vital. Debris accumulation can retain moisture, fostering moss or algae growth that could weaken your shingles.
  3. Tree Management: Ensure that tree branches hanging over your roof are trimmed back to prevent them from causing damage during adverse weather conditions.
  4. Moss and Algae Prevention: Treat any moss or algae spots with a gentle solution of water and bleach. It's important to avoid using high-pressure washers as they can strip granules from the shingles, diminishing their protective capabilities.
  5. Flashing and Seals Inspection: Regularly inspect the flashing around chimneys, vents, and skylights, as well as the seals, to ensure they are free from damage and fully intact to prevent water intrusion.
  6. Cold Climate Precautions: In regions prone to snow, take steps to prevent ice dams, which can cause shingle damage and leaks. Proper attic insulation and ventilation are key to mitigating this risk.
  7. Professional Roof Assessment: For comprehensive maintenance, consider enlisting a professional roofer for an annual inspection. Their expertise can help identify and rectify potential issues before they escalate.

Bitumen Flat Roofs

Recognized for their resilience and cost-efficiency, Modified Bitumen roofs are a prevalent choice for both commercial and residential structures.

Below are essential strategies for the effective upkeep of Modified Bitumen flat roofs:

  1. Conduct Regular Inspections: It is imperative to perform detailed visual assessments semi-annually to identify any signs of wear or damage, such as cracking, blistering, or the loosening of seams.
  2. Remove Debris Promptly: Ensuring the roof's surface is free from debris, including leaves and dirt, is crucial. Accumulation of debris can retain moisture, fostering the degradation of the roofing materials.
  3. Seam, Edge, and Flashing Maintenance: Regular examination of the roof's seams, edges, and flashings for wear or detachment and promptly sealing any detected cracks or gaps is essential for preserving the roof's waterproof integrity.
  4. Periodic Cleaning and Treatment: The roof should be periodically cleaned with a gentle detergent solution to eliminate dirt and algae. Application of a UV protectant can significantly enhance the roof's resistance to sun exposure, thereby prolonging its service life.
  5. Manage Ponding Water: Adequate drainage is crucial to prevent the accumulation of standing water, which can compromise the roof's structural integrity over time.
  6. Engage Professional Roofing Services: Annual inspections conducted by roofing professionals are recommended. Their expertise is invaluable in identifying potential issues at an early stage, facilitating timely interventions that can substantially extend the roof's longevity.

EPDM Rubber Flat Roof 

EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) rubber roofing is a preferred choice for both commercial and residential structures, lauded for its resilience and capability to withstand various weather conditions.

Below are essential tips to help maintain your EPDM roof in pristine condition, ensuring its longevity and performance.

  1. Routine Surveillance: Engage in visual inspections every six months to identify any signs of damage such as tears, punctures, or issues with the seams.
  2. Cleaning and Debris Removal: It's vital to keep the roof surface clear of leaves, branches, and other debris. Utilize a soft-bristle brush or a leaf blower for cleaning, being careful not to harm the EPDM membrane. Cleaning should be performed at least twice a year to avert the growth of algae or mold, which can compromise the roof's surface.
  3. Chemical Considerations: Employ only mild, non-abrasive detergents for cleaning, steering clear of petroleum-based products that can deteriorate the EPDM material. Harsh chemicals and abrasive tools are to be avoided to preserve the integrity of the roofing material.
  4. Sealant and Flashing Inspection: Regularly examine the sealant and flashing around roof penetrations, vents, and edges. Any damaged or deteriorated areas should be promptly repaired or replaced to maintain a watertight seal and prevent leaks.
  5. Preventing Water Accumulation: Adequate drainage is essential to avoid ponding water, which can lead to accelerated wear and tear on the roof. Persistent ponding should be addressed by a roofing professional to adjust the roof's slope if necessary.
  6. Engage Professional Services: For comprehensive care, periodically enlist a roofing professional for an in-depth inspection. Their expertise can uncover potential issues and offer specialized recommendations for maintenance or necessary repairs.

TPO Flat Roof

TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin) roofing systems are a top choice for commercial properties, offering remarkable durability and superior energy efficiency.

Below are essential strategies for the effective upkeep of TPO Flat Roofs:

  1. Routine Checks: Commit to inspecting your roof at least twice annually, with the optimal times being during the spring and fall seasons. This practice helps in spotting any signs of wear, such as damaged sealant, punctures, or loose seams.
  2. Debris Management: Keep your roof free from leaves, branches, and dirt. Debris accumulation can hold moisture and encourage algae or mold growth, undermining the structural integrity of your roof.
  3. Early Detection: Stay vigilant for any signs of leaks, such as water stains on ceilings, which could indicate underlying roof problems.
  4. Chemical Awareness: When cleaning your TPO roof, opt for mild detergents and steer clear of harsh chemicals or abrasive tools that might damage the membrane. A soft-bristle brush or mop is usually all that’s needed for effective cleaning.
  5. Tree Trimming: Regularly trim overhanging branches to prevent them from causing damage during storms or under windy conditions.
  6. Expert Evaluation: While DIY inspections are useful, the insight of a professional roofing contractor can be invaluable. An annual professional inspection can uncover potential issues that might not be apparent during routine checks, ensuring your roof’s longevity.

Ready to extend the life of your flat roof? Contact Cleveland Roofing today for unparalleled service and expertise in flat roof maintenance. Let's keep your roof in prime condition together!

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