Spring is officially here, which means it’s time for opening the windows and enjoying some warm weather.
It also means it’s time for some Spring cleaning. Most people associate Spring cleaning with their homes and the interior of their properties, but it also applies to your commercial property’s roof as well. Performing maintenance on your property’s roof to welcome in the new season can increase its lifespan and potentially save you from surprise repairs throughout the year.
Commercial Roof Cleaning and Maintenance
Here are a few maintenance tasks you can work with your commercial roofing contractor to perform:
Schedule an Inspection
While inspections can and should be scheduled year-round, the beginning of Spring is one of the most crucial times to do so. The freeze/thaw cycle of winter weather can do serious damage to your roof, causing leaks that lead to structural damages and insulation failure. With Spring generally signaling the end of this weather, it is best to schedule an inspection to evaluate the status of your commercial property’s roof going into the warmer months. Additionally, Spring’s climate conditions allow for thermal imaging inspections to be performed, which can catch early-stage leaks the naked eye cannot. Failure to schedule an inspection can lead to climate control issues in your building from faulty insulation or potential leaks and other damages from rain.
Cleaning Your Commercial Roof’s Surface
While it may seem pointless due to its constant exposure to the elements, having your roof’s surface cleaned can prove to be very beneficial, especially if you have a flat surface roof. Removing natural debris build-up from the winter as well as power-washing the surface can help prevent the building up of dirt and other grime. This build-up can lead to mold growth, which can cause rot in your roof’s key support structures.
Maintain Nearby Trees
If your commercial property is surrounded by trees or if you have trees on your property that hang over the roof, early Spring is the perfect time to trim and properly maintain them. While the Spring often brings enjoyable weather, it can also bring severe thunderstorms with hazardous conditions. Trimming any overhanging trees can prevent branches from breaking off onto your roof and causing major damages.
Clean Gutter Systems
Winters are known to accumulate large amounts of loose debris throughout a rooftop, leading to gutters becoming filled and clogged with leaves, sticks, moss, etc. When the spring rain comes, the gutters can quickly overflow and cause significant structural damage throughout the rooftop, meaning very costly repairs that could be avoided simply by cleaning out the gutters.
Spring cleaning maintenance on your commercial property’s roof may not seem necessary, but doing so can prevent headaches during what is otherwise one of the most enjoyable times of the year. Getting your roof inspected and cleaned, as well as removing any potential hazards on or around your roof, can help keep extend your commercial roof’s lifecycle and prevent costly repairs.
Contact us today to schedule some Spring cleaning maintenance on your property’s roof!