Running a business is no easy task. Not only do you have to stay on top of your business’s concerns, but you also have to be ready to handle everything from electrical to plumbing to commercial roofing issues to make sure your investment is protected at all times. While you certainly don’t need to be a roofing expert to keep your business up and running, at Elite Roofing we’ve often found that the most successful business owners are the ones who keep their building well maintained and know when to call a professional. So today, we’re sharing our most commercial roofing tips for business owners to keep in mind.
Keep your roof clean and debris-free
One of the most helpful things you can do for your roof as a business owner is making sure it’s clean and free of debris such as leaves and branches. If left unchecked, dirt and debris can interfere with your commercial roofing system, especially when it comes to the drainage system and gutters. This includes removal of snow and ice in the winter, as too much of either can damage the structure of your roof over time.
Watch out for water
A great deal of roofing maintenance has to do with preventing leaks and diagnosing the buildup of water. After all, one of the main things your roof is meant to keep out is water, since a leaky roof can lead to widespread damage to your product, equipment, or even other parts of your building. If you notice pools of standing water following rainstorms, this is a sign that your roof’s drainage system isn’t working properly. Also, if your roof leaks or you start to notice mold and mildew, this is a clear sign that something’s wrong up top. Address any and all water-related issues right away, as water damage can get expensive very quickly.
Maintain HVAC equipment
While your roof’s main job is to keep out the elements, chances are it’s also where many important pieces of equipment are mounted, such as the HVAC system for your building. Thus, part of proper commercial roofing maintenance includes making sure any HVAC equipment is properly mounted and sealed to prevent moisture from seeping in. Make sure any technician you hire to service your equipment understands your roofing system well, including how to walk on your roof without causing damage.
Schedule regular inspections
While it’s important for you as a business owner to watch out for any issues with your roof, some problems can only be spotted by a professional roofer. Luckily, most professional roofing companies offer roof inspections to check for common problems and signs of deterioration. It’s a good idea to schedule inspections regularly—generally at least twice a year. This helps make sure your roof is ready for all the storms seasons like winter and summer can bring.
Fix problems right away
If you or a roofer inspecting your commercial roofing system notices a problem, it’s best to schedule the appropriate repairs sooner rather than later. While repairing your roof does cost money, putting things off can be an expensive mistake. With roofs, unaddressed issues and damage will compound, and compound quickly—until eventually you’re footing the bill for an entire roof replacement job rather than a simple repair.
Elite Roofing: Commercial Roofing Done Right!
In many ways, your commercial buildings and the roofing systems covering them are your whole livelihood. That makes it all the more important to have a commercial roofer you can trust at the ready. If you’ve noticed damage to your commercial roofing system, or if it’s just been a while since your last professional inspection, Elite Roofing can help. With more than 25 years of roofing experience, our team knows how to keep Colorado businesses protected for the long haul with reliable roofing solutions. Contact us today and let us show you how we do roofing right!