How to Maintain Commercial Roofing

April 23, 2018

How to Maintain Commercial Roofing

It’s one of the most important purchases a company pays for, so it pays to try and preserve it.

Keeping a Roof Over Your Head in Times of Uncertainty

All great business leaders understand the importance of keeping nonessential purchases down. The founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad, was so concerned about costs he told staff to cut down paper costs by writing on both sides of a page. Small changes in the way a business operates can save a small fortune in the long run. The most important asset a commercial premise has is a sound roof. What is the point of selling technology if a bad roof leak damages thousands of dollars’ worth of stock?

Issues That Anyone Can Look For

Internal issues such as small leaks will obviously point to roof damage, but there are other items which may indicate future roofing problems such as:

  • Gutters: are they overflowing? Although it can often be leaves that block them, small pieces of roofing material such as cement could be blocking the gutters.
  • Loose tiles found around the building. Even one missing tile could cost money in the long run if a leak later appears. Walk the perimeter of the building and check for tiles or debris.
  • Overflowing drains: Again, it is possible that loose roofing materials could have caused this issue.

Always Call in a Professional

Even with onsite staff, it is advisable, whether in Sterling Heights or Macomb, to always call in a commercial roofer. They will be able to quickly check for faults and offer quotations before any major work is done. Due to safety risks, and legal implications, it is always wise to hire a reputable roofing company. Any financial costs in the short term will save on larger long-term losses if a roof is so badly damaged it needs to be replaced. It may save a penny to use your own member of staff, but you will save thousands of dollars by using a professional.

It Can Rain Even on a Sunny Day

The effectiveness of any roof is in its ability to cope with its environment. In areas where there is more rain, a flat roof will not be a wise investment. Snow is another factor to consider, the amount of weight from a heavy snowfall may seriously damage a flat roof. The ability of a commercial roof to deal with local weather is something that can be discussed with a professional roofer. It is advised to have a yearly roof check, and many firms will be able to offer competitive rates on yearly servicing. For peace of mind, it pays to know a business is under the right roof.

Kanga Roof can maintain your commercial roof, contact us today at 586-566-0710.

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