Although it is often the last thing you might think about when it comes to spring maintenance of your property, the roof is an integral part of the structure, if it’s weak it can contribute to further damage and deterioration. Typically the primary cause of issues stems from a poorly maintained roof. While roofs can last 20-30 years, the weather elements, drainage issues, and frequent temperature fluctuations can shorten the life of your roof and repairs or an entire replacement might be in order. If you are in need of roof repair, spring can be the ideal time to take care of it. Typically less busy than the summer and fall, spring is a great time to get the process started. There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to your roof repairs or replacement.
Know the Age of your Roof
Although your roof might look like it’s in great shape from the ground, you won’t really know the true condition unless you schedule a thorough inspection. Knowing the rough age of your roof is key when determining how much life is left and if a new roof might be necessary.
With an inspection, trained technicians will be able to tell you the condition of your roof, what repairs need to be taken immediately, and find solutions to common roofing problems.
Contractors are able to typically complete large-scale jobs faster in the spring, especially early spring because they are less backlogged and the weather is usually more forgiving. Rather than working in extreme temperatures that summer brings, spring temperatures are usually more comfortable for contractors, allowing the workflow to run smoother.
Common Roofing Issues
Alligatoring: This sounds exactly what it is. If you are noticing areas of your roof take on a similar appearance to an alligator hide with cracks and splits it’s important to contact LaFerney Commerical Roofing for repair. Water and moisture can get into the cracks and crevices of these areas and create even more costly repairs down the road if not addressed right away.
Ponding Water: If you happen to notice ponding water on your roof after the rain has ended for 48-hours it can be extremely damaging to your roof. Pooling water can not only find a way inside your structure if left untreated but it poses a hazard for equipment that might be on your roof such as HVAC units and other expensive equipment.
Drainage: How water is removed from your roof is essential, LaFerney Commerical Roofing is proud to use only approved materials to complete each project, ensuring peace of mind when it comes to drainage and leak protection.
Pay Attention to Details
A sagging roof, shingles that come off your roof during high winds, and an influx of debris in your gutters are all red flags of potential problems to your roof. While getting an inspection from trained technicians is the only true way to ensure a detailed synopsis of the condition of your roof, these telltale signs are all typically visible to the eye from the ground level.
Spring is an ideal time to identify possible roofing problems and find solutions to issues before summer. LaFerney Commercial Roofing is skilled at finding the right roof to meet the unique needs of each individual building. We have the experience to know when a roof must be recovered or replaced and what roofing system is best for your needs. We offer systems which can be installed at any temperature and with little to no humidity requirements. Don’t put off a needed roofing project until Summer. Contact LaFerney Commercial Roofing to discuss your unique roofing situation. Give us a call for a free estimate today (800) 633-3119.