Commercial Roof Maintenance to Avoid Damage that Can be Easily Prevented
If you want to increase the lifespan of your commercial roof the first thing that you need to do is to ensure that you have proper ventilation. Proper ventilation ensures that you have proper air flow. Proper air flow reduces moisture build-up which then lowers the chances of mold growth and the formation of ice dams which can damage.
Another way to increase the lifespan of your commercial roof is to properly maintain it. One way to do this is to clear the debris. Water can become trapped under debris and cause damage to the roof. Debris can also block the water from rolling off the roof. In addition to trapping water on your commercial roof, this standing water can house pests which can cause damage. Experts recommend cleaning your commercial roof 1 or 2 times a year. It is also a good idea to clear debris from the gutters. A clogged gutter will cause water to back up onto the roof deck board which will cause damage.
Regular inspections and preventative maintenance can go a long way in increasing the lifespan of your commercial roof. It is important to fix small issues right away so they do not become major expenses later on. In addition to having your commercial roof professionally inspected, be attentive and look for small holes, cracks, or leaks. Watch for signs of roof trouble such as discoloration on the ceilings. Check flashings for any tears to maximize the life of the commercial roof.
NCW Exteriors is a Central Wisconsin roofing company with 20 years of experience. Contact us today for your commercial, agricultural, industrial, and residential roof installation and repair needs.