Your commercial roof could last for many years when you take care of it. Just like a residential roof, a commercial roof should be maintained to preserve its integrity and a qualified commercial roofing contractor should be able to take care of whatever has to be done. Here are some tips that will help make your commercial roof last.
Take Care of Necessary Repairs in a Timely Manner
If your commercial roof needs repair, be sure to get it taken care of as soon as you can. Roof damage that is left unrepaired can lead to further and unnecessary damage, including damage to equipment furnishings and inventory. If you don’t take care of necessary repairs in a timely manner, your repair costs could increase.
Have Regular Maintenance
Your commercial roof will last a lot longer if you have regular maintenance on it. Call a commercial roof company in your area to periodically inspect your roof. They will check the surface, inspect it for possible problems from storms and other weather, inspect flashing, proper drainage, and all seams and joints. This simple step could add years to the life of your commercial roof.
Sometimes, seemingly innocuous situations can lead to problems with your commercial roof. Check around for potential problems. These include tree branches overhanging the roof that could lead to shading, dampness, mold and mildew growth; dropped leaves that can clog drainage; and branches that can rub against roofing membrane. Contact a commercial tree trimmer to take care of it. Sagging power lines over your roof can be a hazard to workers. Call your local utility company to remedy the situation. Commercial HVAC systems installed on the roof improperly or inadequately maintained can lead to problems, too
Choose Roofing Materials Carefully
All roofing materials have a projected lifespan, and this can be impacted by installation quality, climate, rooftop exhaust and other factors. Listen to your qualified commercial roof installer for the best roof system for your situation.
If you’re in the market for a commercial roof, or you would like to speak to someone about commercial roof repair, contact the experts at Royalty Roofing. We’ll be glad to help!