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Tips for Commercial Roof Maintenance

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.

Trim Trees

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! 

23 thoughts on “Tips for Commercial Roof Maintenance”

  1. Emily Bennette

    I am a little worried about my home’s roof. It is around 20 years old and I need it to last this winter at least. Thanks for explaining that I will want to check for mold and leaks before it starts snowing. It might be best for me to get a roofer to take a look at mine before it gets too cold.

    1. usacrocker

      Would definitely recommend that! Especially if you are needing it to last thru winter.

  2. Eve Mitchell

    I didn’t know that commercial roofs are supposed to have two inspections a year! I haven’t done that in a while. I think I’ll call someone to help me get that done!

  3. Olivia Smart

    Thank you for explaining that you should look for roof leaks when performing a walk through the inside of your building. We just bought a new commercial property and have been wondering what sort of maintenance we should be doing regularly. I’ll be sure to add this to our list so we can be sure to catch any problems before they can progress too far.

  4. Mats Wolff

    Your advice to keep your gutters and downspouts free all year long so that water may be directed appropriately was really useful. The roofs on my office building need to be replaced next month, and I want to employ a roofing contractor. I appreciate the advice on maintaining commercial roofs, and I’m hoping to find a reputable roofing company soon for my company.

  5. Lily Bridgers

    It’s crucial to understand that keeping your gutters and downspouts clear all year long will guarantee water can flow through them correctly, which is one preventative precaution you can take for your roof. Yesterday, the city restaurant owned by my father, which has been open for more than a year, celebrated its first anniversary. I do believe it’s crucial that my dad gets commercial roofing services to examine the space because, as you pointed out, he obviously requires it. Additionally, it will be long-lasting and won’t require future repairs if this is done.

    1. usacrocker

      Gutter maintenance is crucial! Way to stay on top of that.

  6. Charlotte Fleet

    Thanks for explaining how brown or wet spots on the ceiling are the most common signs of damage to a commercial roof. My business partner and I were in her office this morning and noticed a large wet stain on the ceiling. We’ll have to hire a commercial roofing service to find and repair the leak causing this damage.

  7. Olivia Smart

    Thank you for explaining how you should be getting your roof inspected at least once a year. My sister has had her salon for a few months now and has been wondering what maintenance she’s been forgetting. I’ll have to share this with her so she can start getting an inspection scheduled.

  8. Sam Andrews

    Looks like no one can ever deny the fact that upkeeping our roof on a yearly basis is a great method of prolonging its lifespan. It’s been ages since someone checked on my home roof. Okay, I’ll try to find a roofing company to inspect it thoroughly.

  9. Elina Brooks

    I appreciate your advice when you told us to get an annual roof inspection either in spring or fall to check for damage and signs of major wear and tear. It’s been around a year since I opened my coffee shop business downtown, so I wanted to do some building maintenance soon. I’ll make sure to get a roofing inspection done once I find a roofing company I can entrust with the job soon.

  10. When running a business or owning a commercial property; upkeep of your facility is important. This article provides insight into some commercial roof maintenance tips that can be a financial asset in the long term. Thanks for sharing this information!

  11. I appreciate your advice to have our roof inspected annually, preferably in the spring or autumn, to look for damage and telltale indicators of severe wear and strain. I wanted to perform some building repairs as soon as possible because it has been about a year since I established my coffee shop company downtown. When I soon locate a commercial roofing business I can rely on, I’ll make sure to get a roofing inspection performed.

  12. It was a good reminder when you told us to get a yearly roof inspection to give us peace of mind about the roof’s life since this will allow us to uncover issues before they become bigger and more expensive problems later on. I bought a commercial building the other day that I wanted to remodel before we use it for my new restaurant business, so I also need a new roof for it soon. I’ll take note of this while I call a roofing company soon for the commercial roof replacement I need for the old building.

  13. It was helpful when you informed us that the most common sign of water damage to our commercial roof is brown or wet spots on the ceiling, which needs a professional roofer’s attention immediately to have the leak located and repaired. I discovered the roof leak in my retail store this morning when I was cleaning the storage room and found stains on the ceiling that weren’t there before. I’ll keep this in mind while I look for a commercial roofing contractor to hire for repairs soon.

  14. I now know that keeping your gutters and downspouts clear all year long will ensure that water can be directed in the right direction. Water can build up in the gutters and leak into the lower roofs, seriously damaging the structure. Let me tell my grandfather about this since he just discovered some leaks and damage on the roof of his commercial building and is worried that, if not fixed, these might lead to more serious issues. In order to maintain the structural integrity and safety of the building, he is determined to locate a trustworthy commercial roofing business to check and repair the roof.

    1. usacrocker

      That is all correct! Let us know how else we can help!

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