Winter Commercial Roofing Maintenance Tips
Commercial rooftops can suffer through the winter. Exposure to ice, snow, and cold temperatures can take a toll on your roof.
As a commercial building owner, there are many things you can do to take care of your roof. By performing regular maintenance, having a professional inspect your roof and by being safe when working on your roof, you can keep your roof looking and performing its best for many years to come. Here's what you need to know.
Have A Professional Inspect Your Roof
Roofs should be inspected at least once per year to ensure they're still in good condition. Debris from wind storms, clogged gutters, clogged drainage pipes, and more can all have an effect on the performance of your roof. Some commercial building owners perform their own inspections, but the best way to get the most out of your roof is to have a professional do the inspection for you.
A professional roofer will know what areas to check and where your roof's vulnerabilities are. If your roofer does identify any issues, they'll also know how urgent the problems are. This will help your roofer make a recommendation for repair, and will also help you make a smart decision that will help you take care of your roof.
Clear Drainage and Downspouts
Drainage points like your roof's gutters, and the downspouts attached to them, can become clogged over the course of the year. This is a problem because good drainage helps carry away the water that might otherwise damage your roof.
Gutters and downspouts need to be cleaned regularly to ensure that they're still working and serving your roof properly. While it may be possible for your maintenance team to clear your gutters or downspouts on your own, it's best to have this work done by a professional roofer.
Your roofer can do the work more efficiently, may identify any problems with your gutters and downspouts, and can make recommendations for repair. It's also easier for a professional roofer to avoid doing damage to gutters or downspouts while they're performing this kind of work.
Be Safe When Working With Your Roof
It's important to be safe when working with your roof. When you hire a professional roofer to do the work for you, you won't have to worry about unfortunate accidents. However, if you decide to go on your roof yourself, it's important that you take care to avoid slips and falls. Once slip off a commercial roof can have terrible consequences, if you're not using the proper protective equipment.
If you have a metal roof, safety is especially important. Metal roofing can be slippery when the weather is wet, snowy, or frosty outside. To stay safe and hire a professional, contact a professional roofing company in your area.
Call Dutton & Garfield for Roofing Help Today
Dutton & Garfield has been providing expert roofing assistance to commercial properties in Hampstead NH since 1970. We can help you maintain your commercial roof this winter! Contact Dutton & Garfield Inc. today.