The turn of the season is a time for change, and it’s a time for commercial building owners to think about more than just spring cleaning. After a long winter of snow and rain, it’s essential to ensure that your property is in tip-top shape with a comprehensive roof inspection. In this blog, we’ll discuss why spring is the ideal season for conducting a roof inspection and provide some helpful tips on how to best prepare for one. So get ready—it’s time for a roof check up!
As a commercial building owner, it’s important to keep your roof in top condition. Regular roof check ups can help identify and address problems before they become major issues, saving time, money and stress in the long run. Spring is the perfect season to do this—here are 10 key reasons why:
1. Warmer Weather: After a cold winter, spring brings warmer weather that makes it easier for roofers to work safely and efficiently on your roof.
2. Improved Visibility: As the days get longer and brighter, roofers can more easily spot potential problems with your roofing system.
3. Increased Accessibility: With no snow or ice on the ground, getting up on your roof is much easier and safer than during winter months when there’s more risk of slipping or falling off.
4. Less Stressful Scheduling: With fewer-competing demands for roofers’ time in spring, it’s often easier to get a roofer to visit your property when you need them.
5. Easier Repair: If any issues are identified during the roof check up, spring weather can make repairs much less complicated than if those same issues were identified in the winter.
6. Faster Service: Sunny days and dry conditions mean that repair work can be completed faster with fewer delays due to bad weather.
7. Increased Lifespan: Regular roof check ups extend the lifespan of your system by identifying wear and tear before it becomes serious and more costly to repair or replace.
8. Cost Savings: Since roof check ups can be done faster in milder weather, you’ll save money by avoiding costly delays or emergency services that may be needed if a problem is left unchecked.
9. Staying Ahead of the Curve: Investing in an annual roof inspection can help you anticipate potential issues before they become more severe, helping you save money and protect your assets in the long run.
10. Peace of Mind: Knowing that your roof is in good condition and up to code will provide invaluable peace of mind that your property is safe and secure.
Don’t wait until summer rolls around before you realize your roof has sustained damage—now is the time to invest in a check up before any problems can arise!
As a Seattle commercial building owner, it’s important to regularly check your roof for potential problems. Several common roof issues can lead to costly repairs and unexpected downtime. Taking the time to inspect and maintain your property’s roof can help you avoid these inconveniences. Here are a few common commercial roof problems to be aware of:
- Leaks: For commercial roofs, leak repair is a common service request—leaks are one of the most common and hazardous issues that can affect a roof. And for good reason. Poorly sealed or aged flashing around vents, chimneys, and skylights can cause water to enter the building, leading to mold growth, wet insulation, stained ceilings, warped walls and flooring, as well as structural damage.
- Ponding Water: Ponding water occurs when snow melts or rain accumulates on flat or low-sloped roofs and doesn’t drain properly due to an inadequate drainage system or clogged gutters. If left untreated for too long, it can cause the membrane to deteriorate, eventually leading to water infiltration and damage.
- Clogged Drains: Clogged drains lead to ponding water, so it’s important that they be regularly inspected and cleaned of debris or buildup.
- Improper Installation: If a roof is incorrectly installed, it can eventually lead to deterioration, costing businesses time and money in repairs. It’s important to make sure the roof is properly installed the first time around by an experienced professional.
- Punctures: Punctures are often caused by foot traffic on the roof as well as sharp objects like stones or exposed nails from nearby construction sites. This can cause small pinholes in the membrane that can lead to leaks if left untreated for too long.
- Exposed Fasteners: Exposed fasteners happen when screws aren’t properly tightened during installation, or when the screw head is loose or missing. This can cause water to seep into the roof and deteriorate the underlying structure.
- Wind Damage: High winds can lift up sections of a roof membrane, causing it to tear or rip apart in some areas. It’s important to regularly inspect your commercial rooftop for any signs of wind damage so it can be addressed quickly and prevent further damage.
ROOFCORP offers comprehensive assessments that cover all aspects of your roof’s structure, from checking for potential water infiltration to inspecting the flashing around vents and skylights. Our experienced technicians will also inspect your commercial roof for hail damage, wind damage, and other weather-related issues that could affect the integrity of your roof.
Start a conversation to learn more, or schedule your free assessment today!