After a long, harsh winter, springtime is finally here. Though the weather will get warmer, spring also brings rain showers. So it is important that you take the time to prep your roof for the season. Prepping your roof will ensure that any damage that occurred over the winter or any hard spring weather will not cause expensive damage to your building. To get started, here are all the things you should do to prep your commercial roof for spring.
- Get A Roof Inspection
The first thing you should do is hire a professional to do a full point roof inspection. The inspector will investigate your entire roof for any problems and risks that could lead to future issues. A roof inspector will inspect the integrity of your roofing material and roof structure. They will also inspect rooftop appliances, your roof drainage system, and roof features like skylights. Inspectors will also inspect the interior of your building for signs of rooftop damage. They will then produce a report that lists all the issues and makes recommendations for repair.
- Schedule A Roof Cleaning
During the winter months, a lot of debris can collect on your roof. This debris can cause a number of issues from adding extra weight to your roof to interfering with your drainage system. Debris can also attract pests and mold that can put your staff and visitors at risk of health issues. Cleaning will remove all this debris as well as protecting your roofing material so it lasts longer. Clearing this debris will not only reduce your risks, but it will also make your commercial building look nicer and more professional. You will also want to make sure that your gutters and drainage system are cleaned. This will help prevent any leaks from spring rains.
- Repair Any Issues
If there are any issues like leaks, mold, or damage, schedule repairs with a professional roofer. Repairing issues once identified is really important. It will ensure that small issues like a leak don’t become large structural damage. Furthermore, it will save you time and money. If you repair issues when they are small, they will cost less than repairing them once they’ve become too big to ignore. It is really important that you work with a professional roofing company when doing commercial roof repairs. Often issues that seem very small like a leak that just produces a slight drip could be a sign of gallons of water that have entered your building and are working their way through. A professional roof repair expert knows how to fully investigate and repair any damages and also will put into place preventative strategies to ensure they do not happen in the future.
Getting your roof ready for spring will help ensure that your building is prepared for spring rains. It will also help save you money in the future by maintaining your roof now. The commercial roofing experts at Gulf Tex Roofing and Services can help. We offer inspections, repairs, and even affordable maintenance packages to protect your building. Give us a call to learn more.