How to Extend the Lifespan of Your Commercial Roofing

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Taking care of your commercial roofing minimizes maintenance and replacement costs and maximizes the value of your investment.

Regular inspections and prompt repairs can save you time and money in the long run. The last thing your business needs is damaged inventory and costly downtime for major renovations. You can avoid that worst-case scenario by proactively caring for your roof.

Easy Ways To Extend the Lifespan of Your Commercial Roofing

Regular Inspections

You should have your roof professionally inspected at least twice a year. An experienced company can help you identify early signs of damage, like leaks or cracked sheets. We advise checking your roof after severe weather when damage is more likely.

Prompt repairs should follow inspections. Damaged shingles, cracks, and leaks can escalate into major repairs and may even damage the roof structure.

Maintain Drainage Systems

Even the most well-sealed roof can struggle to remain watertight when faced with pooling water. It can not only cause leaks but can also cause your roof to deteriorate faster. For example, ice dams in Winter can damage your roof if left unattended.

Ensure your gutters, downspouts, and scuppers are unblocked, intact, and aligned. They are an important part of your roof system and must be repaired and maintained.

Keep It Clean

Keep your roof clear of debris. That means trimming low-hanging branches and removing debris after harsh weather. Not only can debris damage your roof sheets, but it also traps moisture on your roof. Falling branches, leaves, and rubbing limbs are all things to watch out for.

Proper Ventilation

Ventilation is critical for a healthy roof. Make sure the vents are clear and working effectively. Adequate ventilation reduces the risk of moisture build-up and mold.

Manage Roof Traffic

Some commercial roofing materials can be damaged by constant traffic. Educate your staff about the best way to walk on the roof. Or better yet, create walkways and designated paths if employees need to reach specific rooftop equipment or access points.

Document and Maintain Roof Records

Keep a record of your roof inspections, repairs, maintenance, and associated warranties. Having all the relevant documentation can be helpful during future inspections and for insurance claims.

Benefits Commercial Roofing Care

Extending the roof’s lifespan allows you to maximize the value and performance of your roofing system, ensuring that you get the most out of your investment.

A well-maintained and long-lasting roof helps ensure uninterrupted business operations. Roof leaks, water damage, and other roofing issues can disrupt activities, cause property damage, and potentially impact the safety of your employees.

Older roofs may lack modern energy-efficient features, insulation, or reflective coatings. By extending the lifespan of your roof, you can incorporate energy-efficient upgrades and technologies during maintenance or repairs.

Trust a Professional Company With Your Roof Repairs

The Roofing Center’s team of expert commercial building roof inspectors are certified and licensed, so you can always be sure your roof is in good hands. We are up to date with local building codes and know how to ensure your commercial roof is compliant.

We not only do roofing repairs and replacements, but we also conduct commercial roofing inspections. We’re experts in single-ply IB, TPO roofing, and metal roofing systems, so we have your business covered.

We understand what it takes to run a business and know that having a well-maintained roof impacts your daily operations and customer perceptions.

The Roofing Center: The Best Commercial Roof Repair and Replacement in Utah, Colorado & Montana

The Intermountain area is known for harsh weather, so we recommend regular roof inspections. Minor repairs can get out of hand fast if left too long, costing you time and money.

So, if you want to make the most of your commercial roofing, contact us to schedule an inspection.

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