As a business owner, maintaining the integrity of your commercial property is crucial. A roof that is in good repair protects your investment and ensures the safety of your employees and customers. However, most business owners aren't roofing experts, especially when it comes to commercial roofing. This is where Lyons Roofing can help.
In this blog post, we will provide valuable tips to care for your commercial roof, helping you avoid costly repairs and replacements down the line. You will also find some handy links to some of our previous blog posts on commercial roofing so you can expand your knowledge base even further!
Regular Inspections: The Key to Early Detection
Regular roof inspections are essential to identify potential issues before they escalate into major problems. We recommend scheduling professional roofing maintenance at least twice a year and conducting visual inspections after major weather events. The best time to schedule your maintenance inspections is in Spring and Fall. This way, your roof will be checked out and serviced before our two most extreme seasons hit (Summer and Winter).
Three tips for caring for your commercial roof between maintenance visits:
- Keep the roof's surface clean and free of debris
- Regularly clear out your roof's drainage system
- Work with an arborist to maintain any overhanging trees
Addressing Ponding Water: A Potential Threat
Ponding or standing water that remains on the roof for more than 48 hours after rainfall can lead to significant damage. It is essential to identify the cause of ponding water, such as clogged drains or improper slopes, and take immediate action to rectify the issue. Eliminating ponding is critical to preventing structural damage.
Signs that your roof has drainage issues:
- Water stains on walls and ceilings
- Standing water or puddles on the roof after rainfall
- Overflowing gutters or downspouts
- Debris accumulation on the roof or in gutters and downspouts
- Sagging or uneven areas on the roof
- Cracks or deterioration on the roof membrane
- Mold or mildew growth on the roof or inside the building
Professional Repairs and Replacements: When to Seek Expert Help
While regular maintenance and preventive measures can help extend your commercial roof's life, professional repairs or replacements are sometimes necessary. You should promptly address any signs of damage, such as leaks, cracked or missing shingles, or visible wear and tear.
Hiring a reputable roofing contractor, like Lyons Roofing, gives you peace of mind that the repairs are done correctly, preventing further damage and prolonging the lifespan of your roof.
Read this blog post for more information on resolving the three most common commercial roofing problems.
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By implementing these practical tips, you can effectively extend the lifespan of your commercial roof, saving you both time and money in the long run. Remember, regular inspections, proper maintenance, addressing ponding water, utilizing roof coatings, and seeking professional help when needed are all essential steps in protecting your investment.
Want to know even more about commercial roofing? Check out these recent blog posts:
- Answering Your Questions About Commercial Roofing
- Commercial Roofing Replacement FAQs
- Tips for Choosing a Commercial Roofer
At Lyons Roofing, we understand the importance of a well-maintained commercial roof. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you in safeguarding your commercial property