Top 3 Tips for Commercial Roof Maintenance
More than anything, you want your building’s roof to hold up under the extreme weather that we often see in Texas. It’s so much easier and more affordable to keep a roof maintained than to make major repairs or replace it after a disaster.
Whether the roof is facing hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, or intense sunlight, it needs to be properly maintained in order to defend itself! That’s why we’re offering three of the most important tips for maintaining your commercial roof.
One of the best ways to keep the roof maintained is to inspect it periodically. Check and see if there are any vulnerabilities. For shingled roofs, check for missing shingles or frayed and tearing edges. For metal roofs, look for oxidation or dents. For tile roofs, watch for cracks or missing pieces.
For any roof, be wary of prolonged standing water. Learn these and other signs of a roof that could be in danger during a fierce weather event. If a severe storm has occurred, be very thorough in your inspection to make sure it didn’t suffer damage that would leave it too weak to weather the next storm.
2) Debris Removal
Debris like leaves can hold moisture and harm your roof over time, while other debris can light up from the embers of a wildfire. Clearing the roof of debris is one step, but you’ll also want to check all of your building’s gutters and downspouts to ensure that debris like leaves and twigs aren’t getting stuck and inhibiting proper drainage. By trimming your trees, you’ll help avoid them rubbing against the roof and depositing debris on it or in the gutters.
The proactive building manager can expect to pay a fraction of the total that a reactive building manager does in roof maintenance. In fact, according to Roofing Contractor, proactive maintenance is 14 cents per square foot annually, while reactive maintenance is 25 cents.
For large roofs, the difference can add up to hundreds or thousands of dollars per year – and that’s ignoring the fact that a well maintained roof can survive a heavy storm, while a poorly maintained one is more likely to fail!
Here’s a bonus tip: for major roofing needs, the best strategy is to get help from someone who really knows commercial roofing. In the end, it can save you a fortune to have the roof maintained and repaired by people with know-how.
For more information on how to maintain your commercial roof, you can always give us a call!
Roofing above the rest,
Chief Executive Dreamer