Like other building systems, your commercial roof needs regular maintenance in order to perform at its best. You won’t know if your roof needs maintenance unless it’s inspected regularly. Many property owners are unaware of the importance of performing regular roof inspections – here’s what you need to know.
Regular Roof Inspections Prevent Premature Failures
Many preventable roofing problems can cause a commercial roof to fail. Clogs in rooftop gutters and drains can lead to puddling water, which can cause the roofing material to deteriorate with time. In addition, debris can trap moisture against the roofing material which can also cause a premature failure. During your rooftop inspection, your commercial roofing contractor will identify these issues, so they can be resolved before they become a big problem.
Who Should Inspect Your Roof?
While some property owners inspect their own roof, it’s better to have your roof inspected by a professional. Your commercial contractor will know what to look for, will be able to easily recognize the signs of a problem with your roofing material, and will be able to make recommendations for quick repairs that can prevent a full-blown roof leak. Many roofers include minor membrane repairs and sealant replacement in their inspections.
When Should You Have Your Roof Inspected?
Inspect your roof at least once annually, or more times if you’re noticing any unusual activity that could indicate a roof leak. Look for problems such as:
- Stains on the ceiling in your building.
- Inexplicable moisture on the ceiling or floor.
- Unexplained musty odor in your building.
- Sunken areas on your roof.
You should be careful to have your roof inspected as it nears the end of its service life, which your commercial roofing contractor may have told you about when your commercial roof was installed. If you’re not sure how long your commercial roof may last, ask your roofing contractor when he or she comes out to perform the next inspection.
Schedule Your Roof Inspection With Perry Roofing Contractors
At Perry Roofing Contractors, we perform thorough annual inspections for commercial clients hoping to avoid roofing trouble. Our annual inspections can prolong the service life of your roof. They also save you money by preventing leaks that require costly repairs. Call today to make an appointment.