As we move into the cooler months of the year, your commercial roofing is increasingly at risk of damage. From falling leaves to lower temperatures, there are several potential threats to your roof. To prevent minor repair needs from turning into major issues, take advantage of the following guide.
3 Tips for Preparing Your Commercial Roofing for Fall & Winter
1. Clean Your Drainage System
Your building’s drainage system will quickly fill up with debris during the autumn, from leaves and twigs to dirt and moss. Some animals may also seek shelter in your gutters or downspouts. In preparation for the cooler seasons, make sure your drainage system is clean and clear of obstructions. Otherwise, rain will be unable to escape properly, pooling up on your roof and potentially freezing in the winter. This could increase the risk of roofing damage, such as leaks and mold growth.
2. Look for Exterior Damage
If your roof is sloped, scan the outside. For a flat one, head up to the top. If you’re on the ground, get a closer look with binoculars. If you notice damaged or missing shingles, flashing, or panels, schedule repairs as soon as possible. Otherwise, the lower temperatures could exacerbate existing damage.
3. Check the Ceiling or Attic
Whether you get out a ladder to look at the ceiling or head up to the attic, it’s important to get as close as you can to the underside of your commercial roofing. If you can access the insulation, check for signs of water damage or mold growth. Even slightly damp insulation does a poor job controlling heat transfer in the fall and winter. Also, if you don’t have a functioning ventilation system, the trapped heat and moist insulation will become a breeding ground for mold and mildew.
If you’re worried about your commercial roofing, turn to Marty Robbins Roofing Co of Dothan, AL, for help. For over 41 years, they have provided affordable services and lasting results to businesses throughout the area. If you need a new roof, they can provide installation services, as well as cutting-edge metal roofing panels. To learn more about their offerings, visit the website or call (334) 794-8120 to schedule an estimate.