Talking About Roofing Services

Talking About Roofing Services

3 Ways To Extend The Lifespan Of Commercial Roofing

Brittany Howard

The roof is one of the most vulnerable parts of a structure. Commercial roofing is designed to protect the structure, the interior, and your employees and customers from the rain, snow, and UV rays of the sun. Unfortunately, age and environmental forces can wear the roof down and installing a new commercial roof is a large investment, so it's important to do what you can to extend its lifespan. Here are 3 simple tips that can help extend the lifespan of commercial roofing.

Inspect the Roof Frequently

The best way to catch potential problems early is by doing routine inspections of the roof. Whether you choose to do the inspections yourself or hire local commercial roofing services to do the inspections, it is essential that all areas of the roof be carefully examined. Some of the things to look for include:

  • Blocked drains
  • Pooling water
  • Debris, such as leaves and branches, near vents and drains
  • Overhanging tree branches
  • Piles of leaves
  • Missing and damaged materials, such as rubber bubbling spots

Protect the Surface

One of the most important things you can do to extend the lifespan of commercial roofing is to ensure there is a quality coating over the roofing material. Coating the roof will protect it from UV rays as well as potential damage from fallen tree limbs and other debris. It is also essential that you limit access to the roof. If access is needed, be sure to provide padding on designated walkways and/or install a railing to prevent foot traffic in sensitive areas.

Do Repairs Immediately

As soon as you notice any damages or potential damages, contact a commercial roofing service immediately to make the repairs. Even a small puddle of water near the drain may not seem like much of a problem, but even a small puddle can quickly expand and the weight of excess water may cause the roof to collapse. Making repairs as soon as you become aware of the problem can prevent significant damages to the roof and the structure of the building as well as the interior.

One of the best ways to prolong the lifespan of commercial roofing is to schedule routine maintenance with a local commercial roofing service. While conducting routine maintenance roofing contractors will do a complete inspection of the roof as well as check to make sure the gutters, downspouts and drains are clean and working efficiently, which is essential in preventing potential leaks.


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Hello, I'm Erica. Welcome to my site about roofing services. We moved into a home in the middle of a stormy country. Although the roof was nice when we moved in, the constant barrage of storms quickly changed its construction. The shingles flew off and flashing unwound until the roof looked awful and started to leak. At that point, we knew we needed to act fast. Luckily, with one call to a roofer, we scheduled the repairs needed to keep it in great shape, even through future storms. I will use this site to talk more about how our roof was repaired and storm proofed.