How To Prolong Your Commercial Roof's Life With Maintenance

UV radiation, storms, wind, and temperature fluctuations can all contribute to the deterioration of a roof. By taking steps to protect your roof today, you can avoid the high costs of extensive repairs or complete roof replacement in the future. Here are a few ways a maintenance plan can help extend the lifespan of your commercial roof.

Regular Inspections

Consistently scheduled inspections are a vital aspect of commercial roof maintenance. Many issues are prevented altogether by monitoring the condition of the roof once or twice a year. Roofers will look out for common problems like clogged gutters, missing fasteners, and debris damaging the roof membrane. Any changes to the roof will stand out with each subsequent inspection, making it easier to ensure no issues go unnoticed.

Proactive Repairs

A dedicated roof maintenance team will repair roof issues before they grow into broader, more expensive problems. For instance, calling professionals out to check your roof for storm damage after severe weather passes through can potentially uncover damage which may not be immediately noticeable. Roofers will also check for corroded flashing or small penetrations in the roof, which could shorten the lifespan of your roof down the road. Another common problem is discoloration of the membrane. Many commercial rooftops are white to assist in reflecting sunlight. When grime or dirt starts collecting on the roof, the material begins to absorb heat, and cracks can form on the membrane. Cleaning the roof can make a huge difference in how long your roof lasts. Addressing roof problems long before they become a concern can mitigate the chances of needing to invest in a massive roof repair project or complete roof replacement.

Compiling a Detailed History of your Roof

Professionals will keep an accurate record of inspections and repairs, making any future roof work more efficient. Roofers can reference this information to identify reoccurring issues and establish a more effective maintenance plan. If you switch to a different company to conduct maintenance, having a comprehensive history of your roof will help to bring them up to speed as well. For expert help inspecting and maintaining your commercial roof, trust in our team at Damschroder Roofing Inc. We’ve worked with many clients over the past 35 years throughout Fremont, OH, and have a long-established reputation for excellence. We will ensure your commercial roof is in optimal condition all year long. Call us to set up a commercial roof maintenance plan today!

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