To promote the longevity and performance of your commercial roofing, it’s critical to perform maintenance on a regular basis. With just a few simple tasks a couple times each year, you can ensure your roof system does its job effectively. To keep your roofing looking and performing its best, McDonald & Wetle recommends performing the following maintenance procedures.
Inspect Your Roofing Biannually
Twice a year – preferably during the spring and fall – you should visually inspect your commercial roofing. Examine your roof for signs of damage, such as loose shingles or broken tiles. Also, make it a point to inspect vents, skylights, chimneys and other areas where water penetration is likely to occur.
Oftentimes, commercial and industrial roofing structures have roofs with little to no slope. To compensate for the lack of roof pitch, drains are installed to prevent rainwater from pooling. However, if these drains become clogged, the water will have no place to go, resulting in moisture and mold problems. From time to time, remove accumulated debris on your roof. Depending on your roofing system, you may also need to clear gutters and downspouts to keep everything running smoothly.
Trim Nearby Trees
If keeping your trees trimmed doesn’t seem like an important roof maintenance task, think again. When it comes to roof damage, trees can play a significant role. Their branches may fall, gouging roofing materials on the way down, and their leaves can clog your gutter system and drains. By trimming your trees on a regular basis, you can keep them and their potentially harmful appendages away from your roof.
If you spot damage, missing tiles or signs of a roof leak, it’s important to address the issue right away. When you need commercial and industrial roof repairs, contact the service technicians at McDonald & Wetle. Our team of roofing professionals can repair targeted areas to help prolong the life of your roofing system. Call our Portland office at 503-667-0175 or Seattle metro area office at 253-589-8999 to learn more.