In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on extending the lifespan of your commercial roof and the impediments to doing so. There are both controllable and uncontrollable elements here – addressing as many of the former areas as possible is vital to long-term roof performance and value in any commercial building.
At Roofing Pioneers LLC, we’re proud to offer a variety of roof repairs and related services to help extend your commercial roof’s lifespan. Here are some of the top approaches you should be strongly considering when it comes to managing the controllable elements of commercial roof durability and value, including how our roofing contractors will assist with several parts of this process.
One of the simplest and easiest ways to ensure your commercial roof stays in good shape and hits its longest possible lifespan is simply inspecting it regularly. Certain basic inspections can be carried out by building owners – it’s easy to visually inspect the parts of the roof you can see from ground level at least once every six months, and perhaps more often if you’ve had roof issues in the past.
In addition, our roofing contractors are happy to perform a more detailed inspection at your convenience. Inspections will involve checking for everything from basic shingle or roof damage to clogged or misaligned gutters, branches or debris present and any other minor concerns.
Standard Maintenance Schedule
In addition to inspections, or often covered at the same time as them, will be setting up a basic maintenance schedule for your commercial roof. These are convenient to time up with inspections in many cases, as the inspection may reveal certain moderate issues that need to be addressed. These include areas like peeling shingles or warping gutters, which can be remedied to prevent them worsening and creating major problems.
Down related lines: Such repairs, if they’re deemed necessary during your inspection or standard maintenance appointment, should be carried out right away. These are not the kinds of problems that will fix themselves – rather, they will get worse and worse the longer they’re left alone. A small leak may not be causing huge issues right now, but before long it will expand into a moderate leak, then eventually a full-on gap that risks major water damage. This theme is evident in numerous other areas, meaning prompt repairs are vital.
Finally, while certain basic roof inspections can be done on your own, long-term commercial roof care really comes down to a strong relationship with professional roofing contractors. Our contractors know what to look for on your roof, plus have all the right materials to make minor repairs and ensure smaller areas of damage do not spiral into larger ones.