Winter can be tough on any roofing system, particularly on low-sloped roofs of commercial properties. Unlike steep-sloped roofs on homes, they are more prone to moisture issues, especially if drainage is not working properly.
Your commercial roof might not last as long as expected if you don’t give it the attention it deserves. To ensure that it lasts long and withstands the harsh winter weather, Fields Roof Service, Inc., your local roofing company, provides a list of roof care tips below:
Customize Your Roof Maintenance Program
It’s impossible to find a one-size-fits-all plan that applies to modified bitumen, single-ply, and all the other commercial roofing types. It’s for this reason that roofing contractors like us offer customizable roof maintenance packages. We formulate scheduled maintenance plans based on your roof’s age and the problems that it has.
Keep a Roofing File
Your commercial roofing system comes with a file that contains documents from the original installation. It includes plans and specifications, invoices, warranties, maintenance and inspection reports, and samples of products that were installed. Make sure to secure the file for safekeeping, as the information in them can be helpful when repairs are made or new equipment is added to your roof.
Remove Snow Buildup
Many roofers say that more than a foot of packed snow on top of your low-sloped roof is enough to cause damage. Don’t wait before the excessive snow load increases the roof’s risk of collapsing. Remove snow as soon as the weather allows it.
Ensure Proper Drainage
Your roof’s drains and gutters must be in good condition. See to it that they are clear of any debris like leaves, twigs, dirt, and other objects that may hinder water flow away from your property. Otherwise, these components may collect standing water, which then turns into ice and cause further damage to the rest of your roof.
Fields Roof Service, Inc. is your commercial and residential roofing contractor for your needs. You can rely on us to extend the life span of your roofing system through our top-notch services. Give us a call at (253) 852-4974 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.