Commercial Roof Maintenance
The roof of your commercial building simply needs professional roof inspections, no questions about it. As simple or complicated as the work can be, it is also necessary that you cannot leave this critical job to just about anybody else without professional credentials.
These trained roofing professionals for inspection (and later immediate repairs) need two instances to inspect your roof. Mostly, the best times would be the start of spring and fall, for reasons of timing. The trained professionals are always the best when it comes to the accurate detection of problems and problems-to-be in your roof.
The early detection of problems makes repairs manageable before they can grow and become serious. (A written history and recorded writing logs of the inspections) makes for good references for future work.)
Having to own a business entails much work, and as owner, you need not have to worry on the structure where the business is conducted. If you have your own building, it is a given that you ensure the grounds and the building are in good shape.
As you can surmise, the biggest investment in a commercial building to help it stay in shape is a new roof. You would know that your warehouse or store, or industrial plaza (however you use your building) continues to be sound structurally while looking good. This holds true even if your building is new or older.
Here are some tips to abide should you want that your building is protected by a strong and sound roof, and thereby ensures that all inside it are safe and secure, given the things that the natural (and man-made) elements can pound it with.
Visual roof inspection
This twice-a-year (spring and fall) duty must be done thoroughly and meticulously. This is the only way to find its weaknesses, know its current physical state, and know what things are needed to bring it back to its former status.
You can look for loose shingles, broken tiles, and material damages to the other materials used. You can put more emphasis to check for damage around areas of roof penetration. These are the vents, skylights and chimneys. Also check the joints and eaves for signs of major wear and tear.
One special concern is spotting the leaks on your roof. Walk through the inside of your building and zero in on the black spots or wet spots on the ceiling. For professional roofers who are the ones that should do the inspection, these signs usually do not escape their eyes.
These spots are the ones that get priority attention regarding the exact locations and how to repair them.
Together with your inspectors, ensure that your gutters and downspouts are cleared year-round for water to be properly disposed of. Blocked water will seep into the lower roofing causing damage.
Likewise, make sure that no trees or other brush will grow over your roof. They can drop their debris onto the roof causing you problems. Don’t walk onto your roof unless absolutely necessary to avoid stress on the materials.
Finally, allow only the professional roofers to do the needed fixing. DIY is not good enough in this instance.