Winter is definitely not a time to neglect your commercial roofing. Although it can stand up against harsh weather, remember that it can only take so much, and it can only last a long time with proper care and maintenance. That said, you and your building managers should observe the following roof maintenance tips during winter.
Inspect the Roof
This is generally best done before winter arrives as the weather would still be able to permit a thorough inspection. However, you can still do quick checks during winter if the weather is fine, and it’s safe to do so. During these routine checks, look out for cracking in seals and any damaged or loose roof materials. Make sure to repair your roof as necessary so as to avoid leaks and mold and mildew growth.
Keep the Drainage Well-Maintained
Don’t forget to clear the roof drains so that water can move freely and won’t pool on your roof. Ensure that leaves and debris are removed prior to the winter season.
Prevent Ice Dams
Every roofing contractor can tell you that ice dams do not only pose risk of serious roof damage; they can cause safety hazards, too. Preventing them is critical to the overall safety of your home.
Too much snow on your roof can damage and increase its risk of collapsing. That said, you should have a professional remove excessive amounts of snow as soon as it’s safe to do so. As much as possible, don’t let snow build up and potentially cause harm to your roof.
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