11/18/20 2:31 PM 6 min read

Warmer Fall Weather Extends Season for Commercial Roof Repairs and Replacements


On October 1, 2019, the high in Cleveland was 93 degrees, the hottest October day on record in Cleveland. On May 11, 2020, the city recorded the latest snow accumulation ever recorded in Cleveland and the snowiest May overall. And on November 8, 2020, Northeast Ohio saw a record-breaking high temperature of 76 degrees.

Why is a Northeast Ohio commercial roofing company talking about record-breaking temperatures and late winter snow? The answer is simple—as a commercial or industrial building owner, it is not too late to schedule roof repairs or even a roof replacement. The warmer fall temperature trends are providing Roberts Roofing Company the ability to schedule more jobs to meet the needs of our customers. If you are currently experiencing roofing problems or suspect you may be in need of repairs to prevent expensive damage from heavy winter snow, cold temperatures and wind, now is the time to schedule.

We have experienced several episodes of relentless rain this autumn. Pay attention to what happens after it rains. Is water not draining as it should? What about your seams and sealants? Is there any discoloration on interior walls and ceilings? If you haven’t had your roof inspected lately, it’s not a good idea to assume that everything is as it should be.

As we mentioned in a recent blog, fall is ideal for scheduling roof repairs and with a longer window of opportunity, you can address leaking or ponding water so that winter’s freeze-thaw cycles won’t widen cracks and seams. Nothing can damage your roof’s integrity more than the expansion and contraction stemming from repeated freeze, thaw and refreezing.

At a minimum, your commercial roof should be clear of leaves, twigs and debris that cover your roof’s surface. Do you have unnecessary equipment on your roof? It has the potential to cause damage in heavy wind conditions, so it is essential to have it removed. Pipes, gutters and drains must be clear before winter conditions set in.

Roberts Roofing will never press a customer to replace a roof if simple repairs can carry you through inclement weather. Our goal is to help you mitigate winter damage to your roof by being proactive. We understand that this has been an especially difficult year for many business owners. Keep in mind that the Section 179 tax deduction enables you to take a tax break for investments you make in your property. Rather than depreciating costs over numerous years, you can deduct 100% for the year your improvements were made.

Enjoy the beautiful colors of fall as you prepare your commercial building for winter. If you have any questions about the condition of your commercial or industrial roof, give us a call. We’re happy to take a look.

Roberts Roofing Company has been a leading provider of innovative commercial and industrial roofing solutions in Cleveland, Ohio since 1981. We provide commercial roof repair,
replacement and maintenance services to serve companies of all sizes in Ohio and the surrounding region, offering a combination of technical expertise, custom solutions and quality workmanship for every project.

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