Maintaining your commercial roof not only extends the roof’s lifespan but protects your business investments. As a commercial building owner, there are a few things you can do to ensure the life, functionality, and health of your roof. According to our roofing experts, these are 5 ways to maintain your commercial roof.
1.) Get a Commercial Roof Inspection Regularly
While you may be the building owner, no one expects you to be a roofing expert. One of the best things you can do to maintain your commercial roof is to have it inspected on a regular basis by a licensed roofing company.
Be sure to choose a roofing company with good reviews, a history of providing excellent service, and of course, one that fits your budget. Don’t forget to ask a potential commercial roofing contractor a few critical questions.
2.) Keep The Roof Clean
Cleanliness is essential, especially if you want your commercial roof to drain and function properly.
In Colorado, it isn’t uncommon for commercial roofs to gather debris. After a large storm, twigs, branches, and leaves can litter your roof. These loose materials can damage the surface of your roof, negatively impact drainage, roof AC units, and even reduce the lifespan of your roof.
If the debris has piled up, be sure to call a professional who can not only clear the debris but also clean your roof.
3.) Schedule Tree Trimmings
To keep your roof clean, turn to your surroundings. Is your commercial property surrounded by mature trees?
If so, we recommend being proactive – have your trees trimmed on a regular basis. This will not only keep your roof cleaner, but will reduce the chances of more severe storm damage.
Think about it: debris can cause valleys and damage the surface of your roof, making it difficult for water to drain. Avoid this all-together with tree maintenance.
4.) Don’t Walk on The Roof
Commercial roofs aren’t meant to be high-traffic areas. In fact, walking on your roof can cause wear-and-tear, and even cause leaks.
If there is a reason you need to be on the roof, ask your contractor about walk pads.
The installation of walk pads allows you to walk on your roof without the fear of damaging it. Most importantly, walk pads are stabilized, making them safer for building owners and inspectors to walk on.
5.) Keep Roof Units Maintained
Want to maintain your commercial roof?
One great way is to keep roof units maintained. For example, roof AC units. If a unit experiences damage and begins leaking, it can damage your roof. Regular inspection of roof-based units ensures the safety of your commercial roof.
Have Questions? Need a Professional?
A commercial roof is an investment in your business. We understand the gravity of this, and are ready to help protect what you’ve cultivated.
If you have questions, or need a professional commercial roof inspection, reach out to us.
Our award-winning team is dedicated to providing excellent service to business owners throughout Colorado.