With the temperatures here in Maryland falling weekly, it is time to start planning ahead—winter is coming. Commercial roofs are just as susceptible (if not more) to damage from the snow as residential roofs, so having it looked at before the first snow of the season is important. Let’s look at some reasons why it is worth investing in a professional commercial roofing inspection this month.
If your business’ roof hasn’t been inspected this year, now is a good time. Have a professional roofing inspector come and take a look at it. Commercial building roofing withstands just as much wear and tear as a residential roof but with more surface area, increasing the chances it can become compromised. Likewise gutters on commercial roofs can become damaged or clogged leading to more damage. A clogged gutter can lead to a backup of melting snow which will freeze overnight and cause a roof collapse.
By having your roof inspected you will know if there are any weak spots that could cause a problem over the winter. Weak spots in your building’s roof are especially concerning heading into winter because of the weight of snow and ice that can accumulate on the roof. An inspector can check with weak spots and help you determine whether a repair is in order, or a full roof replacement.
A major reason why it is important to have your building’s roof inspected is simply for the safety of your employees, and the productivity of your business. Having extensive roof damage occur over the winter can lead to your building being out of commission and your company’s productivity going down while repairs are being made. By having an inspection you can take care of any problems proactively with as little interference as possible.
Snow and ice can be hard on a roof during the cold winter months, but with proper care your business’ roof is up for the challenge! If you haven’t had your building’s roof inspected recently, now is the time. A good roofing inspection can put your mind at ease heading into winter, and can help keep your business running smoothly. If you are ready for an inspection, call Alternative Roofing today to discuss our commercial roofing services!