Your building’s roof is probably one of the hardest working aspects of your commercial building overall. It ensures exposure to all manner of weather and temperatures, which means it’s that much more important to stay current with yearly maintenance. Now that we’re officially into spring and heading toward summer, it’s a good time to think about preventive maintenance as a means to prepare your roof for next winter.
Heidler Roofing Services can help you create an actionable, preventative maintenance program to keep your commercial building, business, or store roof intact and winter-ready.
A custom-tailored roof maintenance plan, suited to your specific needs
Implementing a roofing “preventative maintenance program” with us is key to preserving and extending the life of your current roof system. We recommend periodic inspections—they can be done quarterly, semi-annually (fall and spring are the best time for this), or annually.
When your inspection time arrives, we’ll send an experienced and trained HRS technician to evaluate the components of your roofing systems. The evaluation covers a thorough analysis of the roof membrane (surface) and all flashings, which will be detailed in a comprehensive report that also includes the following:
- Recommendations for any work needed to properly maintain the roof system
- Digital images of the inspected roof system
- Any other relevant, recommended actions we think are necessary for the preservation of your roof
Part of the preventative roof maintenance program includes managing any aspect of the drainage or gutter system as poor drainage can accelerate deterioration. Our inspectors will examine and clean out all drainage and gutter systems. Common debris that poses a threat to drains and gutters includes:
- Tree limbs
- Old boards and lumber
Anything larger or that would require additional time to remove will incur additional fees beyond the standard preventative maintenance plan cost (due to crane rental and disposal fees). The steps our HRS technicians take will be tailored to your specific roofing system and needs, but our goal is always to ensure your roof system is in optimal shape; and if it needs work or further maintenance, we’ll provide our best recommendations for next steps.
As a reminder, this preventative maintenance program is suited for roof systems of any age. Of course, it’s much easier to keep newer roof systems functioning normally with the program since the lifetime of a new system is much easier to maximize than one that’s been up for 15+ years.
Getting the most out of our maintenance program
There’s plenty you can do to maximize the effectiveness of our program while also preserving the integrity of your commercial roofing system. Here are three simple tasks you can incorporate into your maintenance regimen for commercial roofing systems.
1. Always inspect your roof after severe weather
High winds, heavy rainfall, snow, or hail can all have a negative impact on your roof over time. Inspecting your roof after this kind of weather can keep you ahead of any weather-related damage.
2. Keep your roof, gutters, and drains cleaned
Regularly removing leaves, branches, and other debris can prevent drainage issues from occurring. Clearing away the likes of moss and algae is also a good way to maintain the efficiency of your current roof system.
3. Look for missing or damaged shingles
Warped, broken, or curling shingles are all signs that your roof is in need of repair, or that shingles require replacement. Performing a visual inspect regularly, or after severe weather will keep you apprised of any current or potential issues.
Protect your investment by getting proactive. Heidler Roofing Services is here to help you stay on top of your roof system maintenance with our preventative maintenance program. Give us a call and we’ll make sure you know everything you need to about keeping your roof system intact and functional—well ahead of damaging winter conditions.