After a strong storm blows through, your first instinct is likely to check the exterior you can see. The siding, the windows, the gutters, and everything else at “eye-level” on your commercial property. While this is a good idea, there could be a very important part of your business property that you’re forgetting – your roof. Commercial roofing systems are often flat, and this means that the roof itself isn’t always as easy to see. This doesn’t mean you should forget your roof, and there could be serious damages lurking even when you think your business made it out of the storm just fine.
Examining your roof should be done as soon as possible after a strong storm blows through your area. Unseen damages could be lurking on one of your structure’s most important systems, and the longer you allow these damages to go on, the more likely it’ll be you’ll experience a complete roofing system failure. If you see other buildings, residential or commercial, in your area with roofing debris or damage, there’s a good chance yours may have it as well.
How To Inspect After A Storm
Full commercial roofing inspections should be carried out by a professional roofing contractor only, however, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do to keep an eye on your roof after a storm hits the area. Some things you can do to keep an eye on your roofing system after a storm are:
- Check the area – If your area was hit particularly hard by a storm, there might be damages lurking just out of view that will require professional inspection or repair. If you find neighboring businesses or residences with storm damage to their roofs, call your professional roofing contractor as soon as possible to carry out a professional damage and debris inspection.
- Carry out a visual inspection – For flat commercial roofing systems, you might not always see all damage or debris straight away. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t take a lap around the property to have a look. Using binoculars or other visual aids if necessary, walk around the property and inspect every part of your commercial roofing system you can see. If you notice any debris or potential damages, make a call to your roofing contractor as quickly as possible.
- Check for leaks – After a storm, if you spot a leak in your commercial property, this may be a sure sign pointing toward storm damage. Whenever a leak is seen or suspected, the professionals should be called to your location to assess the situation and make any necessary repairs.
Taking Care Of Your Roof
After a storm, taking care of your roof is important. Strong summer storms are one of the leading causes of premature roofing system failure, and many of these damages can be repaired if caught early. If you’re looking for a professional roofing service to keep up with your commercial property, contact us at Gulf Tex Roofing and Services today.