As a property owner or facility manager, it is your responsibility to ensure the building’s roofing system is in good working condition. With fall now here, it’s easier for you to schedule maintenance given the calm weather. Delaying this further into the colder months won’t lead to better results as winter can exacerbate roof problems.
In today’s blog post, Achten’s Quality Roofing, your local roof replacement contractor, shares commercial roofing tips to consider this fall.
1. Have Your Roof Inspected
Before the winter months come, take action ahead of time so that your building’s roof can get through the harsh weather unscathed. A professional inspection from a reputable contractor would be your best bet. The pros will look for leaks and other forms of damage on the roof surface. They will also make sure gutters, downspouts and drains are cleaned out and fully functional.
2. Prepare for Storms
Examine your facility’s plans for addressing storm conditions. See to it that your staff is aware of what to do in case of an emergency, like where to dump snow when the roof is carrying too much of a heavy load. Also, find out if your roof’s warranty covers extreme storm losses. Otherwise, you can have it added by your reliable roof contractor, especially if you are in a high-risk area.
3. Be Aware of Certain Hazards
Numerous hazards can be found on your rooftop, especially during the winter season. Skylights, for example, can cause a trip and fall, especially if they are obscured by snow. It can also be hard to maintain footing when the roof is exposed to winter precipitation.
Turn to the pros of Achten’s Quality Roofing for your roofing needs. We replace roof membranes and perform regular inspections and maintenance. Our experienced pros can catch issues before they get worse, making it better for your roof and pocketbook. Call us today at (253) 231-7744. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate.