PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS PROTECT A COMMERCIAL ROOF’S INTEGRITY
Your commercial roof is the first line of defense against the elements making it the most important structure for protecting the interior of a commercial building. Roof leaks are often difficult to track down and can lead to a damaged interior, angry tenants and costly repairs.
That is why it is important to have a preventative maintenance plan in place to protect the longevity of a commercial roofing structure. All roofs eventually break down, but regular inspections and maintenance can protect the overall integrity of a commercial roofing structure.
REGULAR INSPECTIONS OF COMMERCIAL ROOFING IS THE FIRST STEP IN PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
Preforming regular roof inspections helps to identify any possible problems, such as drainage issues, leaks, and damaged expansion joints. Look for building settlement issues, cracked or missing caulking or flashing, ponding water, warping, or loosened screws. Examine the parapet wall and all around the building for any penetrations.
KEEP ROOF CLEAR OF OBSTRUCTIONS AND DEBRIS
Leaves, dirt, pine needles, branches and other debris can all lead to clogged gutters and downspouts, which, in turn, can create ponding water. The risk of allowing ponding water to freeze and thaw on a commercial roofing structure is great. It could create major leaks and cracks to your roofing system. Regular clean out gutters, drains and surfaces of the roof to prevent clogs and ponding water.
PERFORM THE PROPER MAINTENANCE NEEDED TO MITIGATE ANY ISSUES THAT ARISE DURING THE ROOF INSPECTION.
Once a full inspection and clearing of roof has taken place, repair any open seams, splits, loose screws and cracks. If there are a number of issues, you may want to contact a commercial roofing contractor who can help mitigate the issues by professionally repairing and possible applying a roof coating to protect the roof.
INSPECT ROOFING AFTER MAJOR WEATHER EVENTS, SUCH AS HURRICANES OR HAIL STORMS
Keep in mind that major weather events can cause severe damage to a roofing structure. High winds, heavy snow and hailstorms can compromise the integrity of a commercial roofing system. When these events occur, it is wise to contact a commercial roofing contractor who is experienced in identifying any issues that might become a major problem down the road.
PROTECT YOUR COMMERCIAL ROOF BY PROPER MAINTENANCE
When commercial roofing is not properly maintained, there is a great chance of costly damage done to the building’s interior and exterior. That is why regular inspections, maintenance and repair is so important to protecting your commercial establishment. Proactive measures will save you money and protect your investment for years to come.
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Robert Burke, President of Restore It Commercial Roofing, personally trains and oversees all employees to ensure the job is done right. He has decades of knowledge and hands-on industry experience, so he can handle any type of problem. Not to mention, a full range of product knowledge in order to select the right one to protect your commercial roof!