Commercial roofs need periodic maintenance to ensure they are performing properly and giving your building the weather protection it needs. Failing to stay on top of your roof’s maintenance demands can result in costly .
This spring, it’s important to take measures to keep your commercial roof in great condition. Read on as Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co. explains what you need to do.
Conduct an In-Depth Inspection
Start by identifying signs of damage ranging from puncture wounds from hail or wet spots due to water intrusion. You’ll want to check the ceilings and room edges for leaks, as well as taking a look at the actual surface of the roof. Be careful when treading on the roof – even if it’s a flat or low-slope surface, in case it’s suffering from structural damage.
Checking for signs of damage gives you an insight on the true condition of your roof, so it’s a good idea to enlist the aid of an experienced roofer as they have all the necessary equipment to do a more thorough investigation. On top of being able to pinpoint problem areas, in-depth inspections also help you plan for installing a new roof.
Clean the Roof
One of the disadvantages of flat or low-slope roofs is that dirt and debris tend to pile up on them rather than harmlessly falling to the ground, as with sloped roofs. The same applies to rainwater which can pool on the surface if the roof isn’t shedding it properly.
The best way to address these problems is to clean your roof regularly. Getting rid of twigs and branches prevents them from puncturing the roof surface when pushed around by the wind. It also prevent leaves from spreading moisture across your roof when they rot. Most importantly, regularly cleaning your roof gives you an opportunity to remove pooling water and prevent leaks.
At Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co., we’re ready to assist you with your upcoming spring commercial roof maintenance. Call us today at (781) 826-7663 and get a free roof estimate or to learn more about the maintenance and repair services we have to offer. We are roof damage experts serving homeowners throughout Pembroke, MA.