Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Spring Cleaning for the Roof of Your Commercial Building

It’s hard to believe that we’re already well into spring, and it won’t be long before the hottest days of summer are upon us. Before we reach temperatures in the triple digits, it’s important to ensure that your commercial roof will be able to properly serve you and your building throughout the warmer seasons ahead. In this blog post, we’ll address some of the most important reasons for spring-cleaning for the roof of your commercial building.

It’s well known to all that spring is a popular time for cleaning, and cleaning your commercial roof is no exception to this unofficial rule of the season. Removing dust, debris and things like tree branches that may have fallen on your roof can help to keep your commercial building safer. Not only will cleaning your roof help to prevent damage, but it can also help to alleviate any dirt or allergens that might otherwise enter into your HVAC system, causing damage and a decrease in indoor air quality in your commercial building.

Spring-cleaning allows you to address any damage that may have incurred over the winter months, which you’re likely well aware can wreak havoc on your roof. During times of extremely cold temperatures, wind, snow, and ice, your roof can become damaged and unable to properly protect and secure your commercial building. Spring-cleaning allows for a professional roofing contractor to assess any damage caused by any winter storms, and either make the necessary repairs or recommend a roof replacement or retrofit.

Spring-cleaning for your commercial roof will also include unclogging scuppers, drains and gutters if your building has them. These structures all allow for water to properly drain off and away from your building, so proper cleaning and unclogging if necessary is imperative to ensure that your commercial building and roof will not suffer any avoidable water damage.

Spring-cleaning for your commercial roof is an important part of readying your building for the warmer months ahead. If you have any questions on roof cleaning or would like to schedule commercial roof maintenance before summer, click here to visit our website.