5 Tips for Maintaining Commercial Roofing

September 27, 2018

5 Tips for Maintaining Commercial Roofing

Your commercial roofer in Sterling Heights designed your flat roof to be used for a long time. These roofs often require regular upkeep and preventative maintenance in order to prolong their longevity. Proper maintenance will also help your roof fair better during a storm, minimizing the chance of leaks or other elemental damage. In addition, regular maintenance will help save you and your business money over the long-run. Here are some tips for how to maintain your company’s roof.

  1. Have Regular Inspections Done

Plan on having a professional inspect your roof at least once a year, as well as after major storms. These inspectors will look for signs of a leak or other damage, any loose materials that need to be replaced, overhanging branches that need to be trimmed back, and dirt and debris that need to be cleared away.

2, Have Repairs Done Quickly

Having regular inspections performed is also a smart way to learn about any necessary commercial roof repairs in Sterling Heights sooner rather than later. If any fixes do need to be made, catching them early can help minimize costs. It can also prevent a “minor” issue from escalating and becoming worse over time.

  1. Clean Gutters

When your gutters are clogged, water will end up pooling on your roof or leaking onto the ground below. This can end up either increasing the risk of a ceiling leak if the rain has nowhere else to go, or damaging the foundation if too much water seeps underneath.

In addition, keeping your gutters clean will also reduce the amount of times you need to call the exterminator. Insects love to take up residence in clogged gutters, so keeping this system clear will also keep the bugs at bay.

  1. Clear Drains

In addition to keeping your gutters clean, make sure that your storm drains are always open and functioning properly. Clogged drains can cause leaks and back up your entire storm system, so get into the habit of having them tested regularly.

  1. Keep It Clean

It’s inevitable that leaves, dirt, twigs and other debris will make their way onto your flat roof. However, make it a point to have your roof cleared of this build-up regularly. If these contaminants are allowed to linger, they can cause roofing materials to deteriorate at a faster rate. This is particularly important during the winter months when snow and ice can build up and place unnecessary weight and pressure on your building.

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