- August 30, 2018
- Posted by: bmroofing
- Categories: North Carolina, Tips
Fall is right around the corner. Cooler weather will soon be upon us. Your commercial roof is the most valuable asset, but it is also the most vulnerable. Regular roofing maintenance and inspections have been proven to increase roof longevity significantly. Winter weather brings harsh conditions and heavy snow, so your roof needs to be in top shape. Repairing a roof is easier when you’ve been taking preventative measures to prolong its life, which requires at least two inspections each year.
Benefits of a Fall Roof Inspection
A qualified commercial roofing inspection team should perform an exterior, interior, and perimeter commercial roof inspection. A BM Commercial Roofing inspection will:
- Discover damage caused by rooftop unit installers/repairmen
- Evaluate the need for roof cleaning and debris removal
- Locate previous storm damage caused by hail, blown debris or wind uplift
- Conduct a thorough leak assessment
- Discover drainage problems
- Identify security risks, such as unlocked access hatches
- Determine the need for warranty repairs and maintenance
Fall Roof Inspection
The last days of summer bring a strong sense of urgency to prepare for winter. Unfortunately, many property and facility managers don’t have a planned maintenance schedule in place. Fall is the perfect time to have your roof inspected before winter sets in. You can never visually inspect your commercial roof enough. Getting up on the roof to walk around may be a hassle, but is it more of a hassle than spending the money to replace it in 10 years rather than having it last for 15 or 20?
The number one cause of roof leaks is weight on one part of a roof that has been there too long. This is the result of someone not being vigilant and checking the roof.
If you know your commercial roof needs repair, it’s important to hire a reliable commercial roofing contractor. Here’s a list of questions to help you make that decision:
- Do you specialize in commercial roofing projects?
- How long have you been in business?
- Are you licensed and insured?
- How many team members do you have handling service work?
- What is the response time for an emergency repair?
- Can you provide references of clients you have been working with for over 2 years?
- Do you have experience working with my type of roof?
When it comes to commercial roofing, there is nothing more important than protecting your investment. Roofing isn’t our job; it’s our PASSION. Building and property owners, contact us today for your commercial roof inspection!
Summer humidity and storms can take a toll on your roof. It is easy to spot damage to siding, trim or landscaping, but gradual wear and tear on your roof is less obvious. That’s why fall is the right time to schedule a professional roof inspection before winter weather arrives.
Make sure you use a reputable roofing inspector. Some of these guys just do as many “inspections” as humanly possible.