Fall conjures many wonderful images: colorful changing leaves, warm cozy sweaters and joyous children jumping in piles of raked leaves. It is also the perfect time to prepare your commercial roof for colder temperatures and put the proper measures in place to prevent roof system damage caused by those falling leaves and debris. Routine scheduled maintenance is good practice in general, but it should be an essential part of your Fall clean-up plans if you want to stave off leaks, structural damage and a multitude of roof deficiencies which can be quite costly. Innovative Roofing Group, a business unit of Roofing Corp of America, suggests the following Fall Maintenance Plan to help you protect your investment.
- Remove Leaves & Debris
It is crucial to remove all leaves and debris from your commercial roof because they retain moisture, can weigh down your roof compromising its structural integrity and can mold or rot causing damage to the membrane. It is also important to trim trees and shrubs back at least three feet so falling branches and additional falling leaves do not present further problems.
- Ensure Proper Drainage
Cleaning gutters and downspouts during the Fall is critical in the prevention of serious roof and property damage. All drains need to be in proper working order and flow freely to remove water from your roof and divert it away from the building’s foundation.
- Do An Interior Inspection
It is also good practice to do a walkthrough of the interior of your commercial property looking for signs of roofing issues. Telltale signs of roofing problems are discolored walls, stained ceiling tiles, moisture or water on the ceiling or walls, moldy areas or blistered paint or ceiling tiles.
- Get A Roof Inspection & Fix All Deficiencies Immediately
The key to protecting your investment is hiring a trusted commercial roofer to ensure your roof is prepared for the colder days ahead. The experienced technicians in the Service Department at Innovative Roofing Group will come out to your property and not only clean the gutters, downspouts and remove all the debris but they will also check for any visual roof deficiencies. They will investigate common trouble areas like roof vents, flashing, seams, pitch pans, penetrations and skylights to make sure there is no deteriorated sealants, holes, open flashing or tears in the roof membrane. Oftentimes, our techs can perform the necessary repairs immediately to keep your roof functioning at its best.
Spending time this Fall on roof maintenance with the qualified team at IRG can significantly extend the life of your investment. Contact us today at (404) 351-8797 to schedule Fall maintenance or any of your commercial roofing needs.
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