Owning a business is a lot of work without having to worry about the structure it resides in. If you purchase your own building it is up to you to ensure the grounds and the building are in good shape and remain so. One of the biggest investments you can make for a commercial building is a new roof. Doing so will help ensure the rest of your store, office, warehouse or industrial plaza continues to be structurally sound and looking good! Regardless of whether your commercial roof is new or older use these tips for commercial roof maintenance to keep it in the best shape it can be!
Yearly Roof Inspection
Once a year, usually in spring or fall, conduct a full visual roof inspection. Look for loose shingles, or broken tiles, or damage to whatever roofing material is used. Be sure to check for damage around areas of roof penetration such as vents, pipes, skylights and chimneys. Look around the joints and eaves to make sure there are no signs of major wear and tear. Having this done will give you a piece of mind about you roof’s life. Call USA Roofing today to inquire about our roof maintenance plans starting at $99. A maintenance plan can help uncover issues before they become major problems and ultimately saving you money on costly repairs.
Look for Roof Leaks
Walk through the inside of your building and check the ceiling for signs of roof leaks. The most common signs of damage to your commercial roof are brown spots or wet spots on the ceiling. You may also notice mold spots or smell odors from the mold which can be very dangerous and cause major health problems. If you find that any sign of problems are present, you will want to contact a professional roofer to have the leak located and repaired.
Clean Gutters and Drains
One preventative measure you can take is to make sure your gutters and downspouts are clear year round to ensure water can be properly routed. If gutters are blocked water can back up and seep into the lower roofing causing major damage. If the roof has drains make sure they are not blocked with debris so the water can properly flow into the drains.
Another preventative measure is not letting trees or other brush grow near the roof. It will wreak havoc on your roof, especially if they drop natural debris on the roof. This also prevents the branches from rubbing or scraping against the roof causing more damage.
Have Roof Damage Professionally Repaired
If you do notice damage to the roof or a leak call a professional roofer to have it repaired. While DIY projects can be suitable for some, the roof helps support the structural integrity of the building and all work on a roof should be done by an expert. If you need commercial roof maintenance in North or Central Alabama and surrounding areas, we offer complete roof repair, installation and maintenance for all roofing types, both residential and commercial. To learn more or to request a quote from USA Roofing & Gutters, contact us today!