Proper maintenance, when done by a professional roofing contractor, is the key to keeping your roof in great shape for longer and can even contribute to extending its use longer than its estimated life span. Inspections are part of a full maintenance program that can help identify and diagnose potential problems on your roof before they become more serious, saving you a lot of money and stress in the long run.
One important aspect of a proper maintenance program is regularity. Admittedly, keeping track of an inspection schedule for your roof can be challenging, especially for commercial building managers who already have a lot on their plates. Luckily, there are ways you can make the whole process easier. Here are a few tips from our roofing professionals at State Roofing on how to execute complete and correct maintenance on your commercial roof.
Check What’s Included
Your local roofing company likely offers a comprehensive maintenance program to help keep your roof in good shape. Before you sign any contracts, however, it’s important to check what the agreement has for your roof. Standard maintenance should include regular clean-ups such as clearing away debris from around the roof and removing obstructions in its drainage system.
Roofing maintenance does not stop with professional services, however. During inspections, your roofer can identify areas in your roof that are most vulnerable to damage. These are typically the areas that receive plenty of foot traffic like the area surrounding HVAC units installed on the roof. Corrective action means reinforcing these areas and educating employees to follow guidelines to keep the roof safe whenever possible.
There will be cases when repairs might not fully address your roofing issues. In this case, a maintenance agreement should have provisions for follow-up inspections. These are necessary to cut off any potential damage and apply an effective repair or replacement promptly as needed.
Keep your commercial flat roofing systems in good shape with our maintenance programs at State Roofing. Give us a call at (360) 794-7164 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve property owners in Tacoma, Kirkland, and other nearby areas in WA.