Seasonal Commercial Roof Maintenance Tips
Commercial Roofing in Austin, Texas
All too often the failure of industrial and commercial roofing is due to management’s or owner’s failure to get a solid preventative maintenance plan in place. A good maintenance plan can help to increase the lifespan of your commercial roof, and help you avoid unexpected problems, and that will in turn help to increase the profits of your company.
The following are some things you should do to maintain your roof and to keep in optimal condition:
Perform Routine Inspections On A Regular Basis – The first thing that you should do is locate a professional, experienced commercial roofing contractor to conduct roofing inspections for you. There are unique steps and equipment that your roofing contractor needs to employ to properly inspect your roof.
Keep Unwanted Items And Debris Off Of The Roof – The weather in Texas can cause plenty of unwanted weight and debris to get deposited on top of your roof. Depending on your location, it might be branches from trees during a wind storm, hail and water during summer storms, plenty o leaves during the fall, and snow during the winter. Grime and dirt will build up as well. These things along with wet leaves and heavy snow or branches may deteriorate your roof and also reduce its lifespan. Call a professional roofer to remove excessive branches leaves and snow, and for any kind of roof cleaning be sure it is done safely and efficiently.
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Don’t Procrastinate On Repairs – If you find or suspect damage or leaks, don’t wait to get them repaired. With any type of roofing, the longer that you wait to repair them, the worse they can get and the more expensive they will be to fix as time goes by. It doesn’t matter if you found the problem or a commercial roofing company did, be sure to make arrangement to have the situation fixed as soon as possible.
Take The Necessary Steps To Get Your Roof Prepared For Changing Seasons – Before the storm season and winter months, it is very important to be prepared. If you are in an area where there is snow and ice during the winter, then you need to take the necessary steps to winterize your roof to prevent ice dams from forming in the drainage system and for snot to build up. The freeze and then thawing pattern and have a negative impact on a commercial roof. Therefore, you need to ensure that your roof can hold up against this type of weather. When done correctly through having regularly scheduled prepared and maintenance your roof can last for several decades.
Keep Detailed Records – As time passes, ownership and management will change. When that occurs, building maintenance records can get lost. In order to prevent that from happening, keep detailed records of any repair and maintenance work done, and store the records in a safe place where it is easily accessible. The records should include the original plans or blueprint of the roof, information on any existing warranty, repair records and an account of any equipment that is added to the roof.
The main thing to do is to be proactive at all times when planning on dealing with any repair or maintenance issues associated with your commercial roof. Remember that a good offense is the best defense.
Taurus Elite Commercial Roof Systems, 512-332-4422, is a commercial roofing contractor based in Austin, Texas, and specializing in Commercial Metal Roof Repair, Commercial Metal Roof Restoration and Commercial Flat Roofing Services. When you need advice about the roof on your commercial building, call us.