Roofing is an essential part of any business operation. It’s a significant investment with upwards of forty years of payoff. But maintenance is a crucial, easily forgotten aspect of that investment. Unexpected roofing costs can set back your budget for the year and cause unnecessary stress. However, there are several good practices you can enact today to avoid these costs in the future and extend the life of your investment. Here are some of our favorite, proven tips for maintaining your commercial roof.
Avoid debris accumulation
After a big storm, we often make it a habit of surveying the exterior of our homes for damage, especially from wind, hail, and sometimes even lightning. These same principles should apply to your commercial roof as well. Despite robust construction, commercial roofing is still prone to damage from the pileup of debris like fallen tree limbs and other organic matter that might accumulate in the crevices of your roof. Fallen debris can also cause damage to any structures on your roof, so be sure to check the seams for any breaks or leaks to maintain your commercial roof.
Check mounted equipment
To maintain your commercial roof, you should make it a habit to regularly check your mounted equipment on top of your roof. This might include air conditioners, condensers, conduits, pipes, vents, ducts, or even lightning protection. To prevent larger expenses later, check the seams and around the base of these objects to ensure there are no cracks in the seams or seals or any issues with the flashings. Catching these defects now can save you major costs down the line.
Hire a professional roof maintenance team
Most experts recommend surveying your commercial roof for any issues at least twice a year. Save yourself time and stress by hiring out professional contractors to maintain your commercial roof for you. When you hire professional contractors, you can expect a team that keeps you informed every step of the way and also adheres to necessary guidelines, like OSHA compliance. At ABR Construction, we feature a dedicated roof asset management program designed to catch flaws before they cause issues all while keeping pertinent information located conveniently for your business.
We work together with you to create a custom plan for your business, including scheduled visits to perform routine checks on your roof. We provide a detailed roof survey that includes taking note of manufacturer details and warranties as well as documenting the current condition of your roof so that we can take proper care of it. With 24-7 emergency maintenance and a customer portal, you always have access to a team dedicated to helping your business run smoothly.
Reliable business partners are invaluable. Let’s work together to maintain your commercial roof and keep your business operating without a hitch. Contact us or call us at (859) 254-2866 to schedule a free consultation. We’re always locally owned and operated, based out of Nicholasville, KY and proudly serving the Danville, Richmond, Mount Sterling, Georgetown, Hazard, Pikeville, Somerset, Liberty, and London, KY areas.