Fall Commercial Roof Maintenance To Do List

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While we hate to admit that summer is over, we must face the harsh reality. It is time to begin preparing for the fall. In this article, we will discuss your commercial roof and some must-do commercial roof maintenance tips for making sure your roof is in great shape and stays that way through the upcoming seasons. 

Your commercial roof should be inspected bi-yearly. Ideally, you should have your roof inspected after every severe weather event.

When inspecting the inside of your commercial building, the inspector should look carefully at the ceiling. They should also examine the interior sides of the building. The inspector will be looking for any signs of a leak or other apparent damage. 

The next thing to inspect is your gutter system. If your gutters are in good shape, they will be attached nicely to your commercial roof. All of the downspouts will be leading far enough away from the base of your building.  It is essential to make sure that no debris will clog the gutters and cause rainwater and snowmelt to collect on the roof. This build-up can cause sagging, which can lead to the gutter system being pulled from your commercial roof or even could bend it slightly. 

The next step is inspecting the entirety of the commercial roof. The inspector will look for any cracks, dings, or tears that could end up letting in water inside the building or even a small animal! 

It’s also important to check the flashings. These are the curves on your commercial roof where the angles change. It is common for those areas to be points of weakness where water can get in and cause damage. 

Ultimately the well-being of your commercial roof will most likely be dictated by your commitment or lack thereof to a regularly scheduled commercial roof maintenance program. If your roof is due for commercial roof maintenance in the Madison, Appleton, Green Bay, or Oshkosh areas call Arc Contracting at 877-795-0362.