Repairing or replacing a roof can be a burden to you and your businesses your wallet. It’s easy to lose sight of the most important exterior essentials that protect the interior of a building. Spending five minutes twice a year inspecting the roof can help you identify roof maintenance opportunities that will help prevent costly repairs later on. LaFerney Commercial Roofing understands the additional cost and frustration caused by unnecessary shut-downs so we provide a custom solution for your flat or low-slope roof. Here are some fall roofing maintenance tips to protect the roof of your commercial building.
1. Bi-Annual Visual Roof Inspections
Every six months, usually spring and fall, conduct a full visual roof inspection. Look for broken tiles, damaged roofing materials, or loose shingles. Joints and eaves are a place where wear and tear happen so make sure to look for any signs of damage. It’s important to look at vents, skylights, and chimneys for damage as well. These areas can cause leaks and harm the inside of the building. If you are looking to repair or fix the roof of your commercial building, LaFerney Commercial Roofing offers the defender series which has three levels of warranties to meet your needs.
2. Search for Roof Leaks
Walk through the inside of your building and check the ceiling for signs of roof leaks. Look for black spots or wet spots on the ceiling, which are the most common signs for a leak. If you notice any damage, make sure to stay off the roof unless it is necessary. Walking on shingles or tiles can cause more damage. If you find any sign of leakage, contact LeFerney, a professional roofer, to have the leak located and repaired.
3. Clean Gutters and Clear Brush
When inspecting your building, make sure your gutters and downspouts are clear throughout the year. This will ensure water can be properly routed and avoid any water back up that can seep into the lower roofing which will cause severe damage. If your building has trees or brush growing near it, trim them down so it doesn’t grow over your roof. It will wreak havoc on your roof, especially if they drop natural debris.
If you notice any damage to your roof, call a professional roofer like LaFerney to have it fixed. We offer complete roof repair, installation, and maintenance for all commercial roofing jobs. To learn more or to request a quote from LaFerney Commercial Roofing, give us a call at 1-800-633-3119.