What Your Roof Maintenance Plan Should Look Like
It is vital that you properly maintain your commercial roof. Caring for your roof helps to extend its lifespan, as well as prevents leaks and major problems from developing. Every type of commercial roof has its own specific maintenance needs. However, every maintenance plan should include a few key items. Here are a few things that every roof maintenance plan should include.
Keeping Detailed Records
One of the steps for properly maintaining your roof is keeping detailed records. You should always keep records related to your roof. When you have a new one installed, be sure to keep records of exactly what roofing material was installed, any warranties that are included and the date the new roof was installed. This can all come in handy in determining what type of care your roof needs and if you need to file a warranty claim. From there, be sure to keep records of when your roof was inspected as well as what maintenance work was completed and when.
Performing Routine Roof Inspections and Maintenance
Another important element in your roofing maintenance plan should be performing routine roof inspections and maintenance. It is recommended that your roof is inspected every six to 12 months, based on the material and the age of the roof. When your roof is inspected, a roofing professional will be able to tell you what maintenance or repairs may be needed to help keep your roof in the best possible shape. It's recommended that you follow these instructions.
Performing Additional Roofing Inspections and Maintenance
In addition to having routine inspections, your roof may also need to be inspected following a major storm that produces hail or strong wind gusts. Or have it inspected when you notice any issues that lead you to believe that your roof may be damaged. Some signs of roof damage that you may need to get inspected right away include water pooling on the roof, ice dams, roofing materials that are lifting away from the roof, roofing materials that are cracked or curling or signs of water damage inside of your commercial building. If you notice any signs of potential damage, it's important to have the roof inspected and repaired promptly to prevent the damage from getting worse.
Here at MG Roofing, Inc., we can put together a roof maintenance plan with you and ensure your roof is properly inspected and maintained. Contact us when you are ready to get started.