If you’re a building owner or manager, you should have a commercial roofing maintenance plan in place for the coming year. Roofing maintenance has been proven to extend the life of your roof, no matter what material it is composed of. Here are some things to consider as you put a plan together for your roofing maintenance.
Schedule Regular Inspections with a Commercial Roofing Company
Your building’s roof needs regular inspections. You should have a commercial roofing company out to inspect your roof at least once a year and twice a year as it nears the end of it’s life. It’s also advisable that you walk your roof monthly and after any major storm. Look for and remove any debris. Check for standing water. If you have standing water, see if you can find the reason for it and work to clear it. One of the main causes of structural roofing damage is the weight of standing water. If you can’t figure out why you have standing water, call your roofer for a more thorough inspection.
Don’t Wait to Repair Damage
Roofing damage only grows in size and expense with time. If your commercial roofing company recommends repair, get it completed immediately. Something that is only a surface issue today could become a large leak if a strong storm comes through the area. The integrity of your building’s roof protects your employees, inventory, and in some cases customers. You don’t want to put any of that at risk because you neglected your roof.
Consider a Roofing Maintenance Contract
Most commercial roofing companies offer maintenance contracts. A roof replacement is one of the most expensive parts of building upkeep. Having to do it sooner because you decided to try to maintain and repair your roof yourself without the proper tools or training only costs more in the long run. When you have a trusted commercial roofer inspecting and repairing any damage regularly, your roof that should last 20 years will.
Not all roofing companies handle all types of commercial roofing materials. You want a roofer who can repair and replace your roof when it comes time. It should go without saying to never hire an unlicensed or uninsured contractor. You can count on Suncoast Roofing Solutions as your commercial roofing company. We’re local, licensed and fully insured. We never accept jobs on roofs of materials we’re not fully trained on repairing and installing. Call to schedule your initial inspection today – 813-283-2544.