Due to their lack of slope, commercial roofing systems can be more difficult to maintain than residential roofing systems at any time of year. During the winter, however, the issue is amplified because the weather conditions at this time of year may be rather harsh for any roof. Take care of your commercial roofing this winter with this guide.
- Clear the Drainage
Prior to the winter season, make sure your commercial roof’s drainage is not obstructed. This is one of the first steps in getting your commercial roof ready for winter. Your commercial roof can only withstand a certain amount of weight before collapsing, and any more than that can cause your roof to collapse. Any water that accumulates on your roof must be drained as quickly as possible because ice can clog drains, gutters and downspouts, adding unwanted weight to your roof if it freezes.
- Regular Inspections
Professional roofing inspections are a crucial part of keeping a commercial roofing system in good condition. However, instead of doing it yourself, get a professional to do it for you. Any type of damage, no matter how little, may be easily recognized and remedied as soon as possible by having your roof inspected before winter. This reduces the likelihood of leaks, which can jeopardize the structural integrity of your roof.
- Keep the Roof Clean of Dirt and Debris
As part of your winter preparations, have your roof professionally cleaned as well. If not removed, accumulated leaves and other debris can collect moisture, which freezes and damages the roof during the winter months.
Pritchett Bros is your trusted local community’s certified GAF roofing Master Elite® contractor. Call us at (812) 275-3185, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve clients in Bedford and Bloomington.