If you have a commercial building it is important to ensure that the roof is being well-maintained. In order to do that, you should be conducting regular inspections. Keep reading to learn more about when and how to inspect your commercial roof!
When should you inspect your commercial roof?
It is important to inspect your commercial roof before and after extreme weather seasons. That means before and after winter in northern areas and before and after the extreme heat of summer in southern and western regions. Roofs should also be inspected before and after extreme events like hurricanes, hail storms, fires, tornadoes, earthquakes, and blizzards.
What should you check for when inspecting your roof?
Doing a commercial roof inspection is great but it’s important to look for the right things. When inspecting your commercial roof you should look for and examine:
- Interior signs of roof damage
- Roof cleanliness
- Status of roofing surface
- Expansion joints
- Exterior structural components
- Pipes and equipment supports
- Stairs and railings
- Safety signage
- Old repairs
The Importance of Developing a Roof Inspection Rating System
Inspecting your commercial roof is great, but if you don’t have a rating system it might all be for naught. You might notice that a railing is starting to rust out or that an expansion joint is starting to separate, but if you don’t designate it as needing immediate repair, nothing will get done. Or, if you note that there’s a slight crack in the roof but it isn’t rated as needing immediate repair, it might be ignored until the next inspection when the damage is much greater. That’s why it’s essential to have a rating system for all of the elements of your roof inspection. Good-Fair-Poor, A through F, and 1 to 5 rating systems are all good options as long as your facility manager knows a Poor, F, or 1 means you need to act right away to address an issue.
Who should you contact if there is an issue with your commercial roof?
If you have an issue with your commercial roof it is important to call a commercial roofing contractor right away. Ignoring issues means they will get worse and can cause greater and more expensive damage. Thankfully, Guardian Roofs provides quality and reliable commercial roofing services.
Trust Guardian Roofs with your commercial roof maintenance needs!
If you notice any issues with your commercial roof when you inspect it, it is important to act quickly. Guardian Roofs is a premier commercial roofing contractor in Los Angeles County and the surrounding counties. Our team has over 36 years of experience and we have the skills, tools, and knowledge to help with any commercial roofing job no matter how big or small. Whether you are in need of a roof repair, roof maintenance, a reroof or exterior coating, Guardian Roofs can help. Call us today at (714) 633-3619 to learn more or request your commercial roofing services!
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