What You Need to Know About Commercial Roof Maintenance. Roofing systems for commercial buildings should be durable and functional. With proper maintenance, a roof installed on a commercial building can last anywhere between 20 and 50 years, depending on the roofing material used.
These helpful tips can help you cut repair and replacement costs for your commercial roof by 45 percent and extend the lifespan of the roof.
Have Your Roof Carefully Inspected
Though you probably won’t be climbing on your roof regularly, you should still understand what roofing contractors look for in their inspections. You will have different problems depending on the type of roofing material you choose, so a skilled contractor will create a detailed checklist according to your roof’s requirements.
There are a few problems that are sure to appear on those lists:
Due to weathering, flat roofs are prone to leaks and surface degradation, so be aware of granular loss, bending, holes, and punctures.
Check for loss of granules, curling, and bending on a shingled roof.
Ensure that metal roofs are free of corrosion and rust, as well as loose, bent, or damaged panels.
To further inspect your tile roof if you see cracked or chipped tiles, you should contact a roofing professional.
Correct Problems Right Away
An inspection of your roof is only the first step. As a result of the inspection, you should prioritize any recommended repairs to prevent further damage to your roof. The contractor will typically prepare a detailed report outlining any deficiencies and providing you with a cost estimate. This helps business owners and property managers budget for and plan for repair needs.
Keep Detailed Records
You can expect the doctor or nurse to have your medical records readily accessible when you go to your doctor for a check-up so they can provide you with an accurate assessment of what you are experiencing. If you want to ask a contractor to evaluate the condition of your roof, you should apply the same concept.
Establish a historical record for roof installations, warranties, and parts installations – such as solar panels and roofing underlayment – if you can. Your roofing contractor likely has detailed records of completed and recommended repairs that will help you complete your roof maintenance file if you’re using a roof preventative maintenance program. However, if you aren’t, then you’ll also need to record this information.
Contact Republic Roofing & Restoration of Collierville, and Memphis, TN today to set up an inspection or to join our roof maintenance program.