Spring Commercial Roof Maintenance Tips for Lower Mainland Companies
Rarely is roof maintenance top of mind for commercial building owners and tenants. Often, we do not think about the roofs until a leak has occurred, and emergency repairs are required. unfortunately, all too often these leaks can cause other preventable damage, and the emergency repairs end up costing more then the maintenance and prevention. This spring, make commercial roof maintenance the top of your mind by considering these tips for commercial roof maintenance services.
Moss on the Roof
Spring is a time of year that moss and algae growth really accelerates. You may find that your roof already has some growth on it, and another season of spring will mean that this moss will continue to grow and multiply. Unfortunately, moss that is left unchecked can cause damage, rot and eventually leaks. If you have moss on your roof, consider having it removed, either through pressure washing or manual removal. A professional can safely and quickly complete this job for you.
Inspect for signs of damage
The winds and ice of winter may have caused damage to parts or sections of your roofing system. You should have your roof carefully inspected to make sure that all parts are functioning properly. This includes not only the shingles, but also any flashing as well as the gutter and drainage systems. If anything is damaged, or looks off, make sure you get it quickly and properly repaired.
You will also want to ensure that your gutters are cleared and not clogged with any debris. Make sure they are securely fastened and not sagging.
Most roofing issues can be prevented with early, proper maintenance. Many of these tasks can be done on your own this spring, but if you encounter any larger problems, or feel unsafe on your roof, make sure you contact a commercial roofing contractor in Vancouver.