When you run your own business, not only are the aspects of running your business your responsibility, but so are the maintenance tasks for your business building. The roof on your building is one of the most important building maintenance aspects that you should focus on. However, the biggest mistake that most business owners make with their roofing is to take it for granted until there is a problem. Commercial roofing maintenance that you attend to regularly is your best bet for a roof that has the longevity and energy efficiency you look for in a roof. Get to know some of the ways that you can make sure your commercial roof is well-maintained.
Inspect Your Roof Monthly
First and foremost, you want to have a set schedule for getting up on your business's roof and taking a look around for signs of trouble. Once a month is a reasonable choice for your roof inspection calendar.
When you get up on your roof, you will want to look for any indications that damage may have occurred. This can include any debris on your roof, missing shingles (or tiles, sheets of metal, etc., depending on your roofing material), or noticeable holes.
For flat roofs, one of the biggest signs of trouble is an area that seems to sag down lower than the rest of the roof or where water seems to be constantly pooled. Your monthly inspections will help you find a problem with your commercial roof early so that you can get the roof repairs you need before a major problem occurs. They will also ensure that you do not have long-term energy leaks that will cause your energy bills to skyrocket and reduce the eco-friendliness of your business.
Add Extra Inspections After Storms
If your business endures any kind of severe weather or storm, once the danger has cleared, you will want to add in an extra inspection of your roof. Take pictures of the debris and damage that you see for insurance purposes and then get to work on the roof inspection.
Remove any debris that may have been deposited there by the storm and assess for damages. If there is any significant damage to your roof, make sure you call a commercial roofing contractor right away. The damage that your building sustained during the storm will need to be repaired as soon as possible to prevent thermal energy transfer and to prevent the roof from being further damaged if another store rolls in.
Install Extra Insulation And Reflective Coatings To Your Roof
Finally, there are further steps to make sure your roof is eco-friendly (efficient) and keep it working for your business longer. First, you will want to add in extra insulation to your roof if possible.
Adding insulation prevents further energy transfer and can even trap moisture of minor leaks if they occur. With your monthly inspections, those leaks should then be taken care of quickly, preventing damage further inside your building.
To further improve your roof's effectiveness for you and your business, you will want to add reflective coatings to your roof. These coating will reflect the UV rays of the sun off of your roof and away from your building, preventing energy transfer. They will also work as a sealant for your roof to prevent water damage and leaks.
Now that you know a few of the ways that commercial roof maintenance and care can improve its longevity and eco-friendliness, you can be sure that you are taking the necessary steps to take care of your business's roof.
For more information, contact Empire Roofing or a similar company.Share