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A Short Guide on Commercial Roofing Maintenance

Roof maintenance is one of the top most concerns of a commercial building owner or a facility manager. In order to achieve proper maintenance on their commercial roofing system, they will need to have a comprehensive roof maintenance plan.

A roof maintenance plan enables you to extend your commercial roof provided that it’s correctly executed. In the roof maintenance plan everything is written, including the anticipated faults in the future and ways to prevent them.

The key in making a commercial roof maintenance plan successful is to carry out regular inspections and repairs. While this may seem easy, this is where many building owners fail.

Roof Inspection

Now that we know how important regular roof inspection for commercial buildings, we will now look at the roof inspection process and the elements to perform it effectively.

Before heading on a roof inspection for your commercial property, you need to have a firm goal and plan first.

Here’s a list of areas that should be checked in every roof inspection:

  • Gutter system
  • Drain System
  • Roof’s Surface
  • Flashings
  • Roof Edges
  • Expansion and Control Joints
  • Defects

This list goes on depending on the type of commercial roof you have. Just remember to stick to your list.

A popular option for building owners in roof inspection is by hiring professional roofers. However, do take note that you need to carefully choose the most reliable roofing contractor for your commercial property’s roof.

Roof Repairs

Just similar with roof inspection, the first step to a successful roof repair project is to create a complete plan. You need to identify first what needs to be corrected. The next thing to think of are the strategies in correcting this.

When you have finalized the areas to be repaired, you’ll have to decide whether you’ll be hiring a third party roofing staff. By hiring a roofing contractor to do the roof repair, you’ll get a warranty for the job they’ve done.