Preventative maintenance is the key to…

Commercial roofing longevity

The roof system of a commercial building may not be noticed or even thought about on a regular basis but really it should never be out of sight, out of mind. The roofing system of a building is one of the most important elements and is the first line of defense against daily hazards like ice, rain, wind, heat, snow, and a myriad of other conditions. The reality is that most commercial building roofs are overlooked until there is a real problem such as a leak or other roofing failure. This approach to roof maintenance can result in a great deal of preventable damage and expense. Committing to a more preventative approach to roof maintenance can ensure that your roof remains functional and problem free for years.

There are a few basic approaches to commercial roofing maintenance, and they fall into two categories: reactive and proactive. Reactive maintenance simply means that every time a problem is discovered, attention is paid to it. Usually this must be a big problem to even be noticed. And by that time a small problem becomes a major issue, causing stress, time sensitive repairs that need to be done immediately, more damage to the roof or building itself and of course, huge expense. 

The other approach to commercial roofing maintenance is a proactive approach. This methodology uses regular attention and care and continuous inspections to prevent major damage. An effective proactive maintenance program might include assessing a building’s roof at least twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. By double checking a roof’s performance and existing condition at these key times you can get on top of any potential problems before they become major issues.  

Other good practices in commercial roof maintenance could include creating a data file on the building and its roof. This could be a place where you log and keep track of everything that’s going on with the building’s roof so you can be up to date on maintenance and inspections. And implementing a regular professional maintenance program by partnering with a professional commercial roofing company like Royal Crown Roofing is a great step in ensuring that small problems can be fixed in a timely way before the entire roof is compromised.  

What should you expect from a commercial roof assessment? First, an expert team of professionals will inspect the exterior of the building or specifically where the walls meet the roofline. A professional can instantly spot a problem with water, condensation, blistering, loose flashings, lifting or insulation, etc. They will also inspect the interior of the building for evidence the roof is failing such as stains, leakage, etc. And of course, the rooftop itself will be carefully inspected for any signs of damage of system failure. This could include pooling water, bare spots, debris and more. They will also check the mechanical equipment for proper bonded caulking or seals. Once an assessment is made, repairs will be recommended and completed if needed. As they say, an ounce of prevention. It is far easier and more cost effective to repair as you go than waiting until disaster strikes.  

Contact Royal Crown Roofing to discuss all the professional commercial maintenance options we offer! We have years of experience and offer a full range of commercial roofing services, from roofing maintenance programs, new roof installation to roof repairs and more. Our roofing contractors are highly skilled, up to date in the latest roofing technologies, and knowledgeable about the best roofing materials to suit your repair, maintenance, and replacement needs. We look forward to discussing your roofing needs and helping you create a commercial roofing maintenance program that is best for you.

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