While roofing work should always be left to professionals, you, as a property owner or manager, can help extend the service life of your commercial roofing system. In this post, roofing company Fields Roof Service, Inc. shares the things that you can do that can benefit your roof’s life span.
LEARN HOW TO RECOGNIZE ROOFING PROBLEMS
You’re expected to perform roof inspections and inform your roofing contractor in case you find problems. Therefore, you should learn to recognize problems commonly found on the type of roofing your property has. For example, if you have a single-ply roofing system installed on your property, then you should be able to recognize blisters and punctures by sight. You should likewise know that calling your roofing contractor for repairs as soon as possible can help prevent further damage.
CONDUCT REGULAR INSPECTIONS
Depending on your commercial roofing type, you may need to conduct roofing inspections as often as every six months, or as infrequently as every three years. In either case, you should not neglect inspection schedules. As we mentioned above, the sooner your roofing contractor addresses a roofing problem, the less chances of further damage there will be. Also, such small problems typically cost less to fix.
KNOW THE ROOFING STRUCTURE INSIDE OUT
There are different commercial roofing systems, each with their own unique set of features, advantages and disadvantages. Roofing contractors will be glad to explain how the roofing structure is or will be built, if you ask. A detailed knowledge of the work structure can help you decide on factors such as whether or not repairs will disrupt the occupants’ operations. Knowing the roof structure can also help you isolate problems. It can also help you with the decision-making process, such as whether or not you should call for repairs, which can help save on time and resources, in the event of a false alarm.
Fields Roof Service, Inc. is your leading provider of commercial and residential roofing services. Give us a call at (253) 200-5981 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.