Commercial roofs can take a beating from the weather and a number of other things. Since they’re an expensive part of maintaining your business, keeping up with their maintenance is crucial. From regular inspections to updating the type of roof, there are a number of methods that can be used to extend the roof’s lifespan.
Denver commercial roofing faces a number of challenges – mainly from the ever-changing climate that belongs to Colorado. From very sunny days to surprise snowstorms and hail damage, your commercial roof can face problems during any season throughout the year. Understanding how to maintain your commercial roof can extend its life and keep you from spending on preventable repairs or other issues.
Regular Inspections & Cleaning
By performing regular inspections on the entire roof at least twice per year, it will give you the jump on identifying and addressing any issues before they become major problems. Ideally, these inspections take place in the spring and the fall, setting you up for success before the harsh summer and winter months hit. Summer brings a lot of heat – and notably some hail in Colorado – while winter’s chilly temps and snow can cause issues all their own.
It’s also important to make sure the roof remains clear of debris like leaves, branches, and dirt. If these things are allowed to accumulate, they can trap moisture on the roof’s surface which speeds up the deterioration of the surface. Cleaning the surface of the roof can also prevent the growth of damaging things like mold and algae. Inspecting the roof for areas where water may be pooling can also help prevent roof leaks and other structural damage.
Check Out Seals & Flashing
Odds are a commercial roof isn’t just a wide, flat surface. There are likely things popping up out of the roof like vents, pipes, and HVAC units. The seals and flashing around these things can sometimes get compromised, so it’s important to repair or replace any issues as they arise. Punctures and tears in the roof’s surface must also be fixed promptly, since those will also allow water to infiltrate the surface. While inspecting the roof, it’s also important to make sure your HVAC is running properly. These systems can also leak, which can compromise the structure of the roof.
Many of these problems might be easier to maintain with a commercial roof coating, which minimizes the amount of seals and flashings that are needed. The roof coating will also protect against UV rays and extend the life of the roof. It can also help improve energy efficiency. Maintaining the roof coating is also much easier, because specific areas can be addressed without having to replace large areas of the roof.
For more information on how to maintain your commercial roof, and things to look for when inspecting the surface, reach out to the experts at Colorado Weather Coatings today.
Most commercial roofs have a lot of surface area, and that means more room for debris and other clutter to wind up there.