Preventive maintenance of commercial roofs should never be considered as an optional expense. It’s a cost-effective move that offers many benefits, including increased longevity and better performance for roofing systems.
As your local roofing company, we understand and undertake complex commercial roofing projects. Today, we provide preventive maintenance inspection tips for facility managers and commercial property owners to consider.
Remove All Debris
Leaves, twigs, dirt, and loose gravel can retain water if left on the roof surface. Later on, your roof may show signs of damage because of moisture, resulting in standing water and the growth of algae and mold.
Clear Gutters and Drains
Make sure the roofing system’s drainage doesn’t have any obstructions that prevent water run-off to flow away from your commercial property. Clogs can lead to ponding, resulting in leaks or structural damage.
Inspect All Roof Components
Perform a visual inspection of the roofing system. Check for holes, cracks, or fastener back-outs if you have a single-ply roof. If the roof is the built-up type, examine areas with exposed felt or missing gravel. Also, take a look at the areas around pipes, drains, HVAC units, and other components protruding through the roof surface as these are vulnerable to leaks. If you see anything that looks out of the ordinary, contact your roofing contractor immediately.
Minor leaks could become worse if not addressed promptly. Ask your roofer to repair any small defects detected as soon as possible so you can save thousands of dollars down the road. Keep in mind that while DIY inspection tips are helpful, they are no substitute for a regular preventive inspection and maintenance plan. Your roofer has access to the tools and training needed to spot issues that may not be easily visible to a layman. When in doubt, always turn to the pros.
Take preventive commercial roof maintenance to heart as a responsible property owner or manager.
With the help of the commercial roofing pros of The Thomas Roofing Company, Inc., you can be sure your investment is protected. We are certified by the leading manufacturers of commercial roofing materials to install their products.
Call us today at (410) 876-3602 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve Towson, Westminster, and Columbia, MD.