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Since 1977, Shencorp Inc. has specialized in commercial roofing and commercial protective roof coating services throughout Winchester, VA, Charlottesville, VA, Waynesboro, VA, Richmond, VA, Virginia Beach, VA, and other parts of the Mid-Atlantic region. In that time, we have become the leading choice for industrial and commercial roofing services like commercial protective roof coatings for customers throughout Virginia.

We know just as well as anyone that a roof plays a crucial purpose for protecting any commercial structure. Regular commercial roof maintenance will help to mitigate any potential problems that can cause damage to your building. Major wear and tear can lead to a compromised roof. Keeping up with possible issues and proactively repairing them before they become bigger can prolong the lifespan of your commercial roof.

Here are some helpful tips to help extend the life of your roof:

1. Get Leaks Fixed Right Away

Ignoring a leaking roof is the worst thing that a commercial building owner could do. Over time, a leak will only get worse and be more expensive to repair. It could cause all types of damage to your building, such as equipment or electrical damage. Even worse, it could cause your roof to collapse. At the first indication that your commercial roof is compromised, contact your roofing contractor right away.

2. Get Your Roof Inspected Twice a Year

It is highly advisable to have a professional roofing contractor inspect your commercial roof twice a year to identify any potential compromises to your roof. Have your roof inspected for any undetected leaks, cracks, sagging or weak spots. Have a roofer check for any possible problems around vents, skylights, eaves and joints. You will especially want to schedule an inspection before winter sets in to avoid confronting roofing issues during freezing temperatures.

3. Avoid Walking on the Roof

The least amount of traffic on your commercial roof, the better. Consider installing walk pads that will stabilize the roof and prevent lasting damage. This can also prolong the lifespan of the roof.

4. Check Your Roof after Bad Storms

Storms that have high wind, hail or heavy snow can cause damage to your commercial roof that might go undetected until it turns into a major issue. It is advisable to have a special inspection after major storms.

5. Keep Your Commercial Roof Clean

Keeping your roof clean can help avoid a buildup of debris that can lead to clogs, algae or mold growth. Any of these issues can lessen the life of your roof. Having regular cleanings and making sure all equipment is clear of debris will protect your commercial investment for the long haul.

You can find more tips in our next blog post!

Whatever your roofing needs, we are here to help! Since 1977, ShenCorp Inc. has specialized in commercial roofing throughout Winchester, VA, Charlottesville, VA, Waynesboro, VA, Richmond, VA, Virginia Beach, VA, and other parts of the Mid-Atlantic region. Call ShenCorp for your total roofing services.