Taking good care of your roof at home or work is vital to the overall health of the building. Commercial buildings and their roofs are larger and often, more exposed. One of the best ways to keep your commercial roofing in good repair is regular maintenance. The more you can to prevent damage, the longer life your roof will enjoy.
Here are some easy maintenance tips for your commercial property.
Commercial Roofing Maintenance
While some of these tips seem easy enough to do, you need to leave them to your professional.
Get Roof Inspections
A regular check-up will keep your roof in the best possible condition. A thorough inspection will tell you if there is any damage or repairs that need to be taken care of.
They can see where there may be other potential problems and they will check the roof from the inside and outside. This can save you a lot of money and headaches.
Clean Drains and Gutters
This is a good idea for spring and fall. Leaves, twigs, trees, animal nests, and other debris can get caught in them and cause clogs and blockages. Keep any trees close to or hanging over the roof trimmed back.
Cleaning the roof itself is important, as well. Keep the debris off as much as possible and make sure access to drains and vents are all cleared.
Stay Off The Roof
Setting up a summer staff space seems like a good idea, but you need to ask a contractor to set that up for you. They may need to reinforce the area and make sure there is no weakness below where the extra weight will cause damage.
Avoiding a lot of foot traffic is a smart idea, anyhow. People up there wandering around or going up for a quick cigarette can start to compromise the roof.
Fix Problems Immediately
Don’t wait around when you know there is a problem. Water damage, in particular, can continue to cause problems and spread very quickly. Water can seep in and travel a long way, finding already vulnerable spots.
Fix leaks, holes, or surface damages right away. Leaving them will only make them worse. They end up costing a lot more money. You can likely leave the business open while having most repairs.
If you leave it too long, you may have to close the business to have the roof replaced and that ends up costing you a lot more, again. Fix them as soon as you know they are there.
Check After Storms
Heavy rain, hail, snow, wind, and any other type of severe weather can wreak havoc with your roof. Check it after any big storm to make sure there was no structural damage or damage to the shingles, tiles, or whatever your roof is.
Check for pools of water that may need to be removed and make sure you remove large dumps of snow. Not only do these cause moisture problems but they can weigh a lot and make matters even worse.
You already have enough to do. Call the experts in to do the inspections, find the problems, and make the repairs. Don’t attempt to fix anything yourself. Regular check-ups, maintenance, and inspections can keep your commercial roofing in great repair for many more years.
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