The idea of maintaining your commercial roofing system is to prevent the structure from suffering unwanted damage. Not only that, but it also helps extend the roof’s service life, boost its performance and protect your bottom line.
In today’s blog post, Achten’s Quality Roofing, your local roofing contractor that specializes in roof shingles and wide range of other roof types, explains the all-season rules you need to apply when tackling commercial roof maintenance.
Having a Plan Is the Key
Everything about commercial roof maintenance is contained within a plan. When properly written and executed, you prolong the roof’s life span by identifying failures and areas that require repair before they become worse. Not communicating such a plan with your team, even when it is already written, won’t give you the results you want for your investment. The same can be said if you don’t carry out the plan accordingly.
The Success of a Commercial Roof Maintenance Plan
You will only achieve success on your commercial roof maintenance if the plan has the following: frequent roof inspections and necessary roof repair. No fewer than two inspections a year are recommended, one in spring and one in the fall. Fixes are done as soon as the damage is identified; delaying this for too long could result in costly repairs later.
Routine Roof Inspection
A roof inspection should follow a routine. Before getting up the roof, know what you will look for, and where and when you will look for it. Being consistent with covering all the necessary areas of the roofing system is important. Start with the gutters and drains, then on to the rooftop penetrations. After which, inspect the surface area, then the flashings, roof edges and terminations. Search for any defects along the way.
Achten’s Quality Roofing can assist you with any roof repair or maintenance services that you need to keep your commercial roof in good working order. We help set up maintenance schedules that best fit a variety of roof types.
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