What to do with snow on your commercial roof

Having snow on your commercial roof can mean trouble for your business if it is not handled properly and in a timely manner. Snow on a commercial roof can cause ponding, leaks, damage to your roofing membrane, as well as other harmful things. Here are a few things to know about what to do with snow on your commercial roof

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First is the removal of the snow from the roof. Snow removal should be done as early as possible to further deter any damage in the future. When removing snow from your roof remove anything that could be damaged from falling snow or ice down below. Make it known to employees that you will be cleaning off the roof and snow and ice could be falling. A better case for this would be to have the roof clear before anyone shows up or push it off in a place where no one goes. 

The next step would be to shovel all the excess snow and as much ice buildup as you can without damaging the roof’s integrity. This means do not dig into the roof or pick at it, as this can damage the membrane and cause leaks to form. A tip for this would be to use a broom to scrape off some of the excess snow so you wouldn’t damage the commercial roof membrane. 

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Another thing to consider for snow removal on your commercial roof is applying a de-icing or melting spray to help deter ice build up on your roof. You can always contact us with any questions about what products to use and how to help your roof last the longest. Another thing to consider is making sure the snow and ice have a clear path to the drain spouts and nothing is blocking the way causing more ponding or leaks. 

If you have any more questions about snow removal feel free to call us or visit our website at ARC Contracting for more information.