As promised, we’re back with more helpful tips about how to extend the life of your commercial roof.
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.
A regular roof maintenance program is beneficial no matter how old your commercial roof is. There are a variety of ways to extend the life of a roof, such as acrylic and silicone coatings that are flexible and durable. These coatings seal the entire surface, including cracks or crevices. However, starting with basic maintenance is perhaps your best line of defense.
Here are some more helpful tips to help extend the life of your roof:
6. Regularly Unclog Gutters and Drains
Because rains and storms can direct debris to your roof drainage system, they need cleaned regularly to avoid clogs. Clogged gutters could lead to preventable leaks, mold and mildew and a bunch of other issues for your roof. Check and repair any cracks or loosened gutters or drains.
7. Prune Overhanging Tree Branches
Because falling tree limbs can cause great damage to any roof, it is best practice to have trees pruned regularly. Now only will this eliminate roof damage due to broken limbs, it will better keep your roof clear of falling leaves or nuts. In addition, it will keep your roof from accumulating algae due to lack of sun shining on your commercial roof.
8. Make Sure Your Roof Equipment is Functioning
Faulty equipment on your roof can cause a variety of issues to your commercial roof’s integrity. Leaky air conditions, faulty wiring, unsealed vents are all the things you will want to avoid to protect your roof and keep your inhabitants safe.
9. Get Snow Cleared in Winter Months
If heavy snow sits on a commercial roof for an extended period, leaks, ice dams, ice cycles and other problems can arise. If you have an accumulation of snow, have an experienced snow removal specialist maintain your roof during the winter.
10. Hire A Professional
Make sure that your commercial roofing contractor is certified and have all the proper training to handle your roofing needs. Vet your roofer and ask for references that you can contact to make sure they are up to the job.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.