How to Keep Your Commercial Roof Spring-Friendly
April 2021 by Heartland Roofing Siding and Windows
If you are planning to schedule your commercial roofing maintenance and repairs, there is no better to do it than spring. Storms, rainfall, hail, or snow from the previous season may have caused some damage to your roof. To keep everything in check, you may need to perform simple roof maintenance tasks like trimming trees, cleaning gutters, and scheduling a professional inspection to keep your roof spring-friendly.
- Wash the Rooftop Surface
Washing the rooftop surface will help prevent mold infestation caused by dirt accumulation. Simply use cleaning solutions and a commercial pressure washer to keep the surface sparkling clean.
- Clean Your Gutters
Your gutters may be blocked by mold, tree limbs, and leaves that prevent water from reaching the drains. This can lead to overflows and structural damage of your commercial roofs. As you prepare for Sprint, clean the gutters and make the flow streamline. Hiring a professional roof expert can help to access and clean areas of the gutters that you cannot reach. They will also check your gutters for cracks, rusts, or loose parts that need fixing.
- Conduct a Moisture Survey
Conducting a moisture survey with an infrared scan will help see what is happening under the roof membrane. The purpose of the survey is to detect changes in the roof’s materials due to heat retention, presence of water, or loss of heat through insulation. Since such problems are not visible with naked eyes, conducting a moisture survey at least once in five years is necessary.
- Repair Leaks
Your roof may have suffered wear and tear from the harsh winter weather. This could have resulted in leaking holes that bring water inside your commercial property. If not properly handled, such roof leaks could lead to further damage and expensive repairs. A professional roofing contractor will check roof membrane, downspouts, vents edges, caulking, and other roofing areas that may require leak repair.
- Trim Trees
Any overhanging branches or that touch the roof can cause damage by creating shaded and damp areas that encourage mold growth. Make sure you trip nearby trees on a regular basis to keep the roof clear.
- Inspect the Roof After Bad Weather
Severe weather like snow, hail, high winds, and torrential rainfalls can loosen your roof shingles or cause them to crack. Take time to inspect the roof after extreme weather conditions to identify any signs of damage and plan for any necessary repairs. Ice and snow build-up can damage the roof shingles. An inspection of the roof will help you replace the worn-out, damaged, broken, or curled shingles.
- Schedule an Inspection
As you prepare for summer, it is recommended to schedule an inspection with a professional roofing contractor. Heartland Roofing Siding and Windows is an experienced and professional roofing contractor in Des Moines, Iowa Area. When you schedule an inspection with us, we will examine every detail of your roof to detect any damages and repairs needed. We will particularly look at:
- Damaged flashing
- Soft spots
- Ceiling stains
- Punctures and bubbling in the roof membrane.
- Loose sealants and fasteners
- Mold infestation
Think you need repair or want a professional opinion about your roof’s health? Call us at 515-219-4847 or on our CONTACT PAGE to request an appointment with one of our trained professional inspectors.