Though it is still winter, it is never too early to start preparing for spring cleaning. One of the most important areas to prepare is your commercial roof. With Spring comes rain, and water is the number one thing that damages roofs. Getting a plan into place now will save you both time and money in the future. Here is what you can do to prepare your roof for Spring.
Like other Spring cleaning tasks, the first thing you need to do is remove debris from your roof. During the winter, with all the wind and harsh weather, debris can quickly build up. When debris accumulates on your roof, it can trap water. That trapped water can lead to damage and leaks. Make sure to remove any leaves, trash, or other debris piling on your roof.
Clean The Gutters
While you are clearing your roof, it’s a good idea to have your gutters cleaned as well. Gutters are a system of channels that are designed to direct water away from your building. If your gutters are clogged, then water will build up and enter your building. Make sure to remove debris from your downspouts as well. This way when it rains, your roof will be prepared.
Look For Any Signs Of Pests
Pests lie pigeons, rats, and insects can make their homes on commercial roofs. The presence of pests can be a risk for the health of the occupants of your commercial building. They can also cause structural damage. If you notice any signs of pests, clear them immediately and speak with an exterminator on a plan to remove them. It’s also a good idea to speak to your roofing expert so they can investigate if there was already damage.
Check The Ceiling
Another important thing to do before Spring is check your ceiling for any signs of leaks. If you notice brown or wet spots anywhere on the ceiling inside the building, you have a leak. Small leaks can become big problems during a heavy Spring rain. Make sure that you get any minor leaks repaired before the May showers.
Schedule An Inspection
A professional inspection can help you identify any emerging issues that need to be repaired. Inspectors will check your roofing materials, roofing system, and roof appliances for any failure or damage. Then they will put together a strategy to help resolve any problems that can become large issues in the Spring.
For others ways to ensure that your commercial roof is ready for Spring, speak to the experts at Gulf Tex Roofing and Services. We’ll help you put together a year-round plan that will keep your commercial roof in great conditions. We offer inspection, service, and maintenance packages at affordable prices. We’ll come out and make sure that your roofing system is working great and if it’s not, we’ll make a plan to make it great. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.