Seasonal temperature changes have a significant impact on commercial roofing. In the winter, the temperature changes between day and night are more pronounced. These temperature swings, combined with rainfall, make it vital that your commercial roof is properly maintained.
What can you do to get your roof ready for the winter and keep it in good shape? You won’t have to worry about winter if you follow these common tips. These roofing recommendations from The Thomas Roofing Company, a reputable roofing contractor, will help you protect your roof and extend its lifespan.
- Maintain HVAC Equipment
By piping condensation from your HVAC system straight into the drains, you can prevent it from draining to the roof surface. This will help prevent breakdowns during the winter’s frigid, snowy days. Don’t forget to inspect the unit’s seals to avoid leaks and safety hazards.
- Schedule an Inspection
Schedule roof inspections before and after winter. Regular inspections allow you to discover and address minor roof issues before they become serious and more expensive to repair. Most manufacturers demand regular roof inspections by an authorized roofing contractor to preserve your roof’s warranty.
- Know Your Roof’s History
Your roofing company needs to know your roof’s maintenance history to properly appraise it. Although visible symptoms of roof difficulties such as ceiling stains can be detected, it is preferable to have a professional roofer prepare your roof for the winter. A roofer will inspect flashings, seams, structure, rooftop equipment and the roof membrane.
- Perform Any Recommended Repairs
Your roof is the most vital component of your building. It is exposed to the elements more than any other part of the building. In many cakes, serious leaks under snow or ice-covered roofing membranes can be prevented by timely repairs.
- Remove Snow Build-Up
Roofs can withstand a certain amount of snow accumulation, rain and other elements. If left unattended, however, significant snowfall amounts can damage your roof and cause structural damage. Hire a professional to remove snow from your roof as needed.
The Thomas Roofing Company, Inc. offers a full line of high-quality structural skylights with a variety of glass, coatings and design options. We also have a wide range of roofing systems. Call us at (410) 928-1873 or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve clients in Columbia, Towson and Westminster, MD.