A commercial roofing system is a challenge to take care of on a normal day. However, now that winter is fast approaching, you may soon learn that it can be harder to maintain during the season due to the weather. Luckily, there are a few ways you can protect your roofing system to prevent it from being damaged this winter season.
In this article, the experts of State Roofing shares four precautionary measures you can follow to prevent your commercial roof from sustaining damage this winter, starting with:
- Inspection – The first step in preventing your commercial roofing system from sustaining damage this winter is to have it inspected by an experienced professional. That way, any kind of damage, no matter how big or small, can be spotted by their trained eye and rectified as soon as possible.
- Repairs – After the inspection, if your roofer does find damage on the roof and declares that it must be fixed before the winter season arrives, it’s best that you follow their advice and get the necessary repairs done. By doing so, you’ll not only be able to prevent your commercial roof from sustaining further damage but you’ll also make your building more energy efficient in the process.
- Roof Drainage Maintenance – While you’re having your roof repair expert fix your roof, ask them to ensure that the drainage of your commercial roof is unimpeded as well to prepare for the upcoming winter. This is because any form of blockage on the drainage can cause water to pool on your flat roof and when the water freezes, the expansion the ice causes can damage the system as well as increase the likelihood of slips and falls of the roof maintenance personnel.
- Cleaning the Roof – Before winter arrives, make sure to have the commercial roof cleaned as leaves and other accumulated debris should be removed immediately. This is because if they retain moisture, they can easily freeze and stick to the roof’s surface during the winter, which can pose a costly problem for you in the long run.
Need some home improvement work done in your home? Talk to the experts at State Roofing today! We are the number one professionals to work with when it comes to decks and residential roofing. Give us a call at (360) 794-7164 or fill out our contact form to schedule a FREE estimate. We serve homeowners in Tacoma, Bothell, Everett and other nearby areas in WA.