PVC, bitumen, and built-up commercial roofing systems are more durable and resilient than many types of residential roofs, but they are still vulnerable to wear and tear. Winter is a particularly trying time for all roofs, and this upcoming cold season may be when your commercial roof reaches its limit!
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to ensure your commercial roof doesn’t experience common, winter-related problems. Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co. shares some tips below:
Schedule an In-Depth Inspection
Start by scheduling an in-depth inspection of your commercial roof with your local roofer. Even if the roof appears to be in good shape, it may be harboring underlying issues that only a professional could detect. An in-depth inspection gives you an idea of any problem areas, allowing you to address them before they become bigger and more expensive concerns.
Invest in Preventive Maintenance
Getting a head start on problems is better than reacting to an issue once it’s already caused damage. Leaks, which often go unnoticed, worsen rapidly — often increasing in size significantly in just a few weeks. It’s much less expensive to prevent the leak in the first place, or at least address it in its infancy, than waiting for major damage to occur.
By having your local roofing company conduct preventive maintenance on your roof, you ensure that leaks won’t grow big enough to pose a serious problem. Not only does this keep your roof sturdy and your investment safe; addressing leaks can also help improve the energy efficiency of your property!
Keep the Gutters Clear
Finally, make sure to get rid of any leaves, twigs and organic debris that may end up clogging your gutters. A clogged drainage system will cause rainwater to accumulate on the roof, resulting in continuous water damage that will weaken the roof significantly. Cleaning the roof’s drainage system regularly keeps your roof safe and weathertight during winter.
Whether you need of general maintenance or roof replacement, Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co., guarantees top-quality materials and exceptional workmanship on every project. Call us at (781) 826-7663 or fill out our contact form to learn more.