We’ve already been hit with a couple of polar blasts this year in Minnesota, and according to the Farmer’s Almanac, we’re only just getting started. If you own or run a business with a commercial flat roof, one of the most important things you can do is stay on top of your roof when extreme weather hits. If your roof has even minor damage, winter extremes can push it to the point of no return. That’s because the flat quality of commercial roofs can open it up to damage faster than pitched roofs.
At A-Plus Roofing, we use our expertise in commercial flat roof repair to help you get your roof in shape, so you don’t end up having to replace it before it’s absolutely necessary. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how winter can impact the flat roof of your commercial business and how you can protect your building from serious damage through preparation.
Preparing Your Business by Repairing Your Roof
The cost of repairing your roof might not be something you’ve budgeted for, but it’s significantly less expensive than the cost of an unexpected flat roof replacement. Planning ahead and making necessary repairs now is the best way to prevent your roof from requiring replacement due to winter damage.
The primary reason that winter is so devastating to Minnesota commercial flat roofs is the freeze and thaw cycle we experience. A roof that has even minor damage can allow heat to thaw any snow or ice that’s built up on your flat roof. When this snow becomes heated and begins to melt, that water will seep into the damaged areas before it refreezes on top of your roof and into the structure. This roof “lake” can put significant weight on your roof, eventually causing extensive damage throughout your building.
Here are just a few problems winter roof damage can cause:
● Mold problems
● Interior ceiling damage
● Structural damage to your roof
● Structural damage to your building
● Roof collapse
Protecting Your Building Through the Winter Months
Minnesota’s extreme winter weather is enough to put any commercial flat roof to the test, which can cost you thousands of dollars or more if you don’t take steps now to prevent damage. However, our roofing repair experts can help you make sure your roof is in great shape to prevent problems. Let our commercial roof inspectors help you prevent a crisis from occurring by using infrared technology to determine if moisture is infiltrating your roof. Our roof inspection will determine where the point of infiltration lies and the amount of moisture, so we can recommend the right repair to protect your facility.
Call Our Twin Cities Commercial Flat Roof Inspectors
Don’t wait until your roof is seriously damaged to get your roofing problems under control. Our roofing experts have been serving the Twin Cities for nearly three decades. With our expertise, your rubber or TPO roof will be strong and ready to last through the snow and ice of winter’s chill, so you can focus on providing an excellent product or service.
Let our A-Plus Roofing pros help you make the right diagnosis and get your roof on track for everything the weather has to offer this season. To talk with an expert about your organization’s flat roofing needs, contact our roof inspection team at 952-894-5435, or contact us online to learn more about how we can help your business.