Commercial Roofing Maintenance Facts
May 26, 2019
Unmaintained roofs are more prone to early failure and damage. Routine maintenance can enhance a commercial roofing system’s performance and extend its lifespan.
Reactive and Proactive Maintenance
The two common approaches to commercial roofing maintenance are reactive and proactive. In reactive maintenance, problems are addressed as they come. This means that you will only contact a professional if you’ve discovered an issue with your roofing. Some roof issues only show signs when they have progressed, leading to costly repairs.
Meanwhile, proactive maintenance aims to prevent repairs with routine maintenance and inspections. Regular maintenance helps with the early detection of roof problems, preventing the issue from getting bigger. The roof should be assessed at least twice a year, before and after the cold season.
When it’s time for your commercial roof maintenance, only trust a reputable contractor like Rapid Roofing. Our team also specializes in siding and window replacement services.
Commercial Roof Assessment
The first step of a commercial roof assessment involves the physical inspection of the exterior structure. Common signs of roof exterior issues include the presence of salt deposits and cracked masonry.
The roof parapet, prone to water penetration and condensation, should be inspected for signs of deterioration or leaks. Apart from that, the roof assembly should be checked for blistering, ridging, lifted insulation and displaced metal flashings.
The interior of the roofing assembly should be inspected for signs of leaks, such as staining on ceiling tiles. High relative humidity levels inside the building can also cause problems with the roof.
The last step is to examine the condition of the roofing material. See if the roof is properly caulked or sealed. It should be free from debris and standing water. Algae growth, blocked drains and bare spots are common signs of a poorly maintained roof.
Consistency is important when it comes to maintaining your commercial roof. Regular roof inspections are important, especially in places prone to harsh weather. Contact Rapid Roofing, your local roofing and siding contractor, for your routine commercial roof maintenance. Call us at (734) 234-5900, or complete our online form for a free quote. We serve clients in Ann Arbor, MI.