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How To Maintain Your Commercial Roof

Published on September 22nd, 2015

When it comes to your commercial roof, we know that you definitely want quality. You want roofing that lasts you for a really long time and can endure well over that period of time. That has a great deal to do with the initial installation of the roof, including the materials used to construct it. It also has a lot to do with how you maintain the roof.

We always encourage regular roof maintenance, because we know the beneficial effects of it on your roof. It can help you avoid common problems that are experienced due to the weather over the course of time. Here are simple steps to help you regularly maintain your commercial roof:

Roof Inspections: Schedule them with a professional roof contractor and have them done at least once a month to make sure everything is well up there. They will check to see if there are any obstructions blocking water from draining from your roof, so that they can prevent a leak from happening.

Drain and Gutter Cleaning: In your monthly inspections, they will check your drains, gutters and scuppers, to ensure that they are clear of leaves and other debris. If there is any such debris in them, it can lead to clogging that will disable them from properly draining water from your roof.

Report These Problems

If you are doing the roof inspection, and you see any of the following problems, know that it is time to call a professional…NOW. When you get these problems addressed and repaired immediately, you will avoid future, more expensive problems.

  • Gaps in the flashing
  • Standing water
  • Tears or bubbles in the roofing cover material
  • Improperly sealed skylights

Inspect the Interior: Even if you can’t see a leak from the outside, that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. You can still catch it before it gets worse. If you see moisture damage to your ceiling or your wall, it most likely is a sign of water leaking into the building. Ensure that you get it fixed immediately to avoid further damage.

If you’re in Nashville, you can contact us for all of your roofing needs. We are certified roofers in Nashville and we start with an inspection and a FREE estimate for your roof installation, repair, or replacement. Even when storms do their damage, we’re there for you to fix leaky roofs and more. Pick up the phone and call – we’re waiting!


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