There are plenty of important things to think about when you’re in charge of running a business from marketing to inventory to facilities management. Unfortunately, commercial roof maintenance is too often overlooked until it leads to significant damage and costs your company.
When left unattended, even minor commercial roof damage can worsen over time, leading to costly leaks, outsized energy costs, and even eventual roof collapse. In this post from A+ Roofing in Minnesota, we’re breaking down what you need to know to extend the lifespan of your roof. Give us a call to schedule your commercial roof inspection to ensure your roof lasts as long as possible.
1. Keep Trees and Branches Clear
There are plenty of benefits to overhanging trees, especially when it comes to your facility’s energy costs. But unfortunately, a strong wind or seasonal storm increases the chance that your roof can become damaged. Be sure to regularly trim overhanging branches and to prevent serious roof damage.
2. Regularly Clean Your Roof
Wind can be a powerful force. You’d be surprised at some of the debris that can end up on your roof over time. Any debris that ends up on your roof represents additional weight and a potential environment for plants and mold to grow, especially when you have standing water. Clean any debris that collects on your roof regularly and be sure to keep your gutters clear so any water drains away effectively.
3. Repair Damage Right Away
Never put off roof repairs as they can often evolve into more significant problems. Anytime you suspect potential roof damage, it’s important to have your roof professionally inspected and schedule any recommended repairs as soon as possible.
Inspecting Your Roof
For best results, schedule regular roof inspections and maintenance as part of your ongoing facility maintenance. As part of your roof maintenance, take a walk around your roof perimeter to look for obvious damage including punctures and cracks that would require flat roof repair. Look over the surface area of your roof for visible signs of trouble while removing any debris. Additionally, keep your roof cleared of snow during the winter months. Finally, be sure to schedule a professional infra-red roof inspection annually and after significant storms.
Schedule Your Twin Cities Infra-Red Roof Inspection
At A-Plus Roofing in Minnesota, we use special cameras to conduct a professional infra-red roof inspection. This allows us to identify any hidden damage that’s accumulated below the surface of the roof by identifying changes in temperature.
Schedule your inspection and get a free estimate on roof repair by calling 952-894-5435 or contact us online to connect with a Twin Cities flat roof repair contractor today.