No matter what type of roof you have on your commercial building, if you don’t give it the attention it needs, costly problems are bound to arise.
Leaks, blow-offs, blistering, shrinkage, standing water – there are a wide range of potential headaches ready to strike any property owner who fails to maintain his roof. The good news is that, with a smart investment in preventative roofing maintenance, these and other issues can be avoided cost effectively.
Here’s a preventative maintenance checklist that will ensure you are able to maximize the lifespan of your roof and minimize damage caused by aging:
It’s important to have your roof inspected twice annually — ideally during the fall and spring. The inspection should include checking the drains for blockage, the flashings for gaps and tears, the vents to ensure they’re sealed and for any signs of damage.
Whenever you notice damage to your roof, it’s important to have it repaired quickly. This includes cracks, holes, leaks, etc. This will typically be found during the inspection, but make sure to keep an eye out for abnormalities in between inspections.
Using a reflective coating on your rooftop can help to counter the elements. It’s best to use a high quality, UV-resistant product that can handle the harshest conditions. Try to find coatings that contain a lot of aluminum paste, which gives the coating the silver finish and makes it more reflective.
Protecting your roof from UV rays is important because it is a culprit for rooftop damage that can lead to cracks and leaks. Reflective coatings can also assist with keeping your energy costs down during the summer.
One final tip: if you have an older building, you might want to make Denver asbestos removal and testing a part of your preventative maintenance plan this year.
With these preventative maintenance tips, you can help to prevent roof damage and prolong the lifespan of your roof.
Call Douglass Colony at 303-288-2635 today to learn more about our commercial roof maintenance plans!