Believe it or not, spring arrives in less than two weeks, and there is no better time to schedule an inspection of your commercial roof. While it has been a relatively mild winter for Northeast Ohio, we have experienced high winds, snow and ice, and the many freeze/thaw cycles we’ve had can result in wear and tear on your commercial roof.
Do you know how well your roof fared over the past four or five months? There is no better time to find out! Spring is an ideal time to check for any winter damage or necessary general maintenance so that you can address any problems now and expand the lifespan of your flat roof.
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When Roberts Roofing Company conducts a spring inspection, we look for signs of damage, including:
- Loose seams, including edges and corners
- Damaged fasteners
- Bubbles in the membrane; punctured membranes; or those split from freeze/thaw cycles
- Loose flashing or seals around vents or drains
- Soft or spongey spots in the roof field
- Clogged or damaged drains and gutters
- Signs of mold or algae
We first make a visual inspection to identify any areas that look problematic. That includes the inside of your building where large or multiple ceiling stains can indicates a serious problem. Roofs with gutters will need to be cleared of all debris. In some cases, we need to further inspect a problem area using special instrumentation. We will provide written documentation of any problem we find, along with our recommendations. It is also important to remember that many roofing manufacturers require regular maintenance to keep warranties current.
You will find that spring inspections will actually save money and time in the long run. For example, spring is the perfect time to repair vertical seams and repair or coat flashings. We often need to tighten or replace loose fasteners and replace wet insulation. These are minor repairs compared to major replacements that might result if problems go undetected.
Once you schedule your inspection, you will welcome the spring rain feeling much more assured that your roof is in good shape. As a bonus, you can avoid the summer rush of inspections and repairs.
Do you have questions about your commercial or industrial roof? We welcome you to download our free e-book, The Commercial Building Owner's Guide to Roof Replacement, to learn more.
Roberts Roofing Company has been a leading provider of innovative commercial and industrial roofing solutions in Cleveland, Ohio since 1981. We provide commercial repair, replacement and maintenance 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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