Roof maintenance is essential to keeping your commercial building in good shape. Keeping your roof healthy is also critical, meaning you need to get it inspected every year.
Some of the warning signs your commercial roof might need maintenance can easily go undetected, especially if you aren’t familiar with where to look. We know it can be hard to own a commercial building and stay on top of maintenance, so we wanted to share some roof maintenance tips straight from the roofing experts here at Rackley Roofing.
What Are Some General Roof Maintenance Tips?
When it comes to your commercial roof, you want to keep track of who goes on it. Record the details each time someone goes up there, including:
- Who went on the roof?
- What was the purpose the individual had for being on the roof?
- Where was this person on the roof?
If you have a maintenance log for your commercial building that includes all this information, it will be much easier for you to track down any issues that might arise. This is especially important in case of an emergency. For example, if there is a fire or other catastrophe and you must identify who was last on the roof, your maintenance log will provide that information.
It is a good idea to engage the services of a commercial roofing contractor. Having a trusted roofing contractor will prove valuable for commercial building owners & managers in various circumstances. They keep a regular pulse on your roof and are available when you need them. If they are already familiar with your roofing system, any issues that may arise can be addressed efficiently because of that familiarity. Even minor damage has a way of spreading, sometimes unseen. What may look like a minor leak could have significant repercussions if it isn’t properly repaired. A commercial roofing contractor will be able to spot problems, document them & fix them so that they do not become catastrophic.
Consistent Roof Assessments
A regular roof inspection is a crucial part of maintaining the long-term integrity of any roof. Our comprehensive service includes an on-site inspection of your current roof system as well as any potential problems that may exist. Our experienced team uses advanced diagnostic tools such as moisture meters and infrared cameras to detect hidden leaks. This helps us determine if further action is needed to ensure optimal performance and protection against environmental factors like wind, rain, cold, and ice build-up.
Clean Gutters and Debris
A dirty roof or clogged gutters can send water flowing into your business, causing costly damage. The good news is that many simple ways to clean and maintain your rooftop systems exist.
One of the most important things you can do is schedule regular gutter cleaning for your property.
Not only does this keep debris from accumulating in your gutters and blocking water flow, but it also prevents overloading of the drains and creating drainage problems during heavy rainstorms.
Debris may also build up on your roof, especially if you have trees or other plants that shed leaves regularly.
You should also schedule roof maintenance on a regular basis to ensure there isn’t any hazardous build-up that could cause leaks or tears in the roofing material itself.
Rackley Roof Maintenance
We know you want your commercial roof to last as long as possible. Regular maintenance can save you the cost of replacing a roof sooner than necessary. We understand the importance of maintenance, so we offer RoofCheck Roof Maintenance Program, which includes a thorough inspection, removal of debris, routine maintenance, and transparent communication at every step of the process. It also includes a fast response to roof leaks and options for proactive maintenance that will extend the life of your roof.
Now that you have the tools to know what to look for, you are more in control of your roof’s destiny. Regular maintenance discovers an issue when it is manageable before damage spreads. For more information about our roof maintenance program, give us a call!