Weather can wreak havoc on your commercial roof, making it important to have annual inspections and maintenance done. As the season changes from summer to fall, making sure your roof is ready to handle what’s to come is an important part of maintaining the life of your commercial roof.

Why is fall commercial roof preparation important?

Fall is a prime time to have your roof inspected and repaired. During the summer, damages from strong UV rays, big rainstorms, and intense wind can occur to your roof. Not to mention that fall usually brings a nasty mixture of leaves, rain, and sometimes even snow. This can lead to heavy, damp debris on your roof which may increase the damage that happened during the summer. And if the summer and fall damages are not addressed, winter’s heavy snow can magnify what might otherwise have been a minor issue to a major problem.

Minor problems aren’t always obvious to the untrained eye, so having a knowledgeable roofing professional perform a fall inspection is key to increasing the life of your commercial roof, saving you time and money in the long run. Choosing the right roofing professional to inspect your roof is important.

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3 Tips To Prepare Your Commercial Roof For The Fall

When it comes to preparing your commercial roof for the fall, there are things you can do to preserve its condition.

  1. Clean the roof and drainage systems.
    Leaves may seem lightweight, but when wet they can add a lot of stress to your roof. One of the main roof issues in the fall is the accumulation of leaf debris in or around the roof drains, causing them to clog. This leads to water backing up onto your roof which not only creates leaks, but is a dangerous situation because of the weight of the accumulated water. If possible, take the time to safely do a brief personal inspection of your roof to make sure there’s no current build-up and remove as much of it as possible, or feel free to contact us and we’ll do that for you.
  2. Keep an eye open for leakage into your building.
    The first sign of a roof issue is usually a small stain that shows on the ceiling or wall. That’s why prior to fall it’s important to take a walk throughout your building and look for these signs of leakage. If you do see anything that looks to be water damage, contact us and we’ll be happy to come and check it out.
  3. Do a visual inspection of your roof.
    During the fall when the weather is still warm enough to comfortably be outside is a great time to inspect your roof. Look to see if your roof has any obvious damage like holes, slices, or punctures, and look for things like openings in seams or at the corners of rooftop units, other penetrations, or anything else that looks concerning. If so, contact us and we’d be happy to come out and assess the situation for you.

Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Preparing your commercial roof for Fall is an important part of maintaining a healthy, long-lasting roof. Don’t wait for the damage to progress! Start doing these 3 easy steps to prepare your commercial roof for Fall.

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