Increasing the longevity of your commercial roof through regular care and maintenance is crucial for preventing costly emergency repairs. As we move out of spring showers and into the warm summer months, it’s the perfect time to look over your commercial roof cleaning checklist while the weather permits for inspections and any needed repairs and maintenance.
1. Remove Debris
Removing debris from your commercial roof should be at the top of your to-do list. Especially as we move into the hot and dry summer months. Removing debris is especially important around the 4th of July weekend when nearly 19,000 accidental fires are reportedly caused by fireworks.
2. Clean Out Drains and Gutters
A commercial roof may or may not have gutters in the same way that your home would, but almost all roofing systems have some form of a drainage system. Removing debris and cleaning potential blockages from the gutters and downspouts will help prevent water from pooling up and causing potential leaks when it rains. Cleaning drains and gutters on rooftops can be dangerous though, so it is recommended to hire professionals to assist with your summer commercial roof cleaning checklist.
3. Inspect the Roof for Damages
Beyond cleaning the roof, you want to inspect for any damage that has been caused during the winter. Be sure to look for any lifting, leaking or discoloration from pooling water, and any patches that have been previously repaired. It is recommended that you have your roof inspected at least twice a year in order to catch any potential damages before they require costly repairs.
4. Schedule Routine Maintenance
If climbing up on the roof and conducting a thorough inspection seems like more than you bargained for, you’re not alone. Fortunately, you can schedule routine inspection and maintenance with the professionals at General Roofing Co. Our team of roofing experts can provide you with professional and knowledgeable service while helping you stay on top of your commercial roofing checklist.
General Roofing Co.
Since 1924, General Roofing Company has been installing and repairing residential, commercial, and industrial roofs in the Greater East Bay Area – providing professional personal service on every roofing project completed.