Commercial roofing is designed to be tough, rugged and stand the test of time. But if you’re a business owner or commercial building owner, it is important to maintain your roof and take preventative measures against further roof damage. Regular roof maintenance can prolong the life of your roof and prevent more expensive repairs like leaks from happening.
Inspections are the most important part of commercial roof maintenance. Regularly inspecting and checking the roof area is critical to prevent further issues. You can equate proper roof inspections to regularly checking the oil in your car. It is best to have a professional do your roof inspections as they understand the maintenance behind every type of roof and know what it takes to maintain and repair. Depending on the age and type of roof on your building, you should have it thoroughly inspected once to twice a year. Keep in mind that commercial roofing is normally flat and holds snow, rain, and debris. It also sees more foot traffic than a residential roof, like HVAC and plumbing repairs, so consider an inspection at least once a year.
Another key to maintaining a healthy commercial roof is protective coating. Some roofs benefit from protective coating that seals the roofs surface. This type of coating will protect that roof from the sun’s rays and prevent cracking. There are many types of coatings from reflective to rubberized. Which kind is best for your roof depends on the type of roof and your building’s goals. Some of the benefits of a coating include:
- Improved water-resistant qualities
- Adds a reflective layer to meet Energy Star or Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) requirements
- Prolongs the life of your roof by protecting it from the elements
- Insulates and improves the energy efficiency of the building
- Makes it easier to clean and maintain
- Better seals joints, seams and penetrations
Timely repairs are essential to maintaining a commercial roof. Things break all the time so repairing things before they get worse or lead to other issues is what maintaining a great, healthy, commercial roof is all about.
If you own or run a commercial building, then you have many things to take care of on a regular basis. Let us put you on our maintenance schedule so you can forget about inspecting, repairing, and coating your roof. Contact us today.