With the recent complications brought on by the pandemic, many commercial businesses have either been forced to come to a complete halt for a period of time, have operated with a scarce crew, or have worked reduced hours. Although it’s easy to become caught up in the chaos of day-to-day life, it is essential to your business to make sure your roof is in optimal condition, whether you are reopening once again or have remained open during this time.
Tips For Proper Commercial Roof Maintenance and Extended Life
Be on the lookout for leaks
Regularly be on the lookout for the telltale signs of roof leakage, such as stained or damaged ceiling tiles, musty odors, watermarks, or bulging patches on interior walls. If you notice one or more of these signs, call a professional commercial roofer to get an assessment of the potential damage right away.
Consult a professional for inspections and repairs
While it is wise to be on the lookout for leaks, debris, and other oddities that may contribute to roof deterioration, some things are better left to the professionals. Therefore, it is highly recommended to have a professional, certified commercial roofing contractor on call for proper inspections and repairs. Their knowledge can assist in recommendations for damage your roof may have sustained or issues (in construction, insulation, etc.), leading to potential damage. Additionally, they can ensure proper plans and permits to keep you and your employees safe, as well as the contractors themselves.
Be sure to keep your roof clear
Another common cause of deterioration to a commercial roof is debris such as sticks, leaves, and rocks. These items can lead to clogs, water pooling, and moss and algae growth, all of which can contribute to corrosion. Be sure to check gutters and rainspouts as well for blockages to ensure rainwater is flowing freely. Trim overhanging trees and branches to avoid having them fall on your roof. Finally, it is important to be particularly vigilant and notify your roofer if there was a big storm and notable loose material on your roof.
Ensure your roof equipment is functioning
Make sure that as you are inspecting your roof or getting it inspected, you are regularly examining any heating and cooling systems as well. It is important to check and repair these units as necessary to avoid severe damage to your roof. It is also important to make sure that your vents are properly sealed and not leaking or damaged.
Draper Construction Can Help
At Draper Construction and Commercial Roofing, you are in great hands. We have been in the business for over two decades, are fully insured, and can promise you competitive warranties. After working on over 1,000 roofs, you can rest assured we have seen it all — from hail damage to pooling water. If you are concerned that you have been neglecting the upkeep of your roof, be proactive.
Call us at (817) 581-4929 or fill out the form on our website to receive a free roof estimate. Our experienced contractors will examine your roof and work with you to offer the best options for your budget, property, and unique circumstances.