3 Ways To Take Care Of Your Commercial Roof This Spring

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The spring is a great time to get up on your commercial roof and take care of business. The weather in the spring is mild enough to allow you to get up on your commercial roof and take care of necessary maintenance and care.

#1 Clean off Your Roof

With a commercial roof, you want to keep things clean. Over time, your commercial roof can get dirty. You don't want mold or dirt to be covering your roof. You can use a power washing tool to wash your roof. Be sure to use cleaning products specifically made for cleaning roofs.

It is best if you are not experienced with cleaning a roof to hire a professional to clean your roof. They will know how to properly clean your roof while staying safe at the same time.

#2 Check for Damage

It can be really hard to see damage from the ground. In order to inspect your roof for damage, you need to get up on your roof and look for damage. It is a smart idea to inspect your roof for damage at least twice a year. This will allow you to take repair measures before any real damage is done to your roof.

When looking for damage, pay special attention to the edges, walls, and membrane seams. Look for cracks and areas where the material is lifting up from your roof. If you find any areas where there are cracks or other visible signs of damage, you need to get a roofing professional out right away to fix the issue before any more serious damage is done to your roof.

#3 Check the Inside

It is just as important to check the inside of your ceiling for damage as well. If your commercial building has an attic, get up into the attic and see if there are any water stains. Keep an eye out as well for peeling paint, which is a strong sign of a water leak. Use your nose as well to watch out for mildew and funky odors that indicate damage to your roof and business.

If you don't have an attic, check out the ceiling in your business. Most people don't spend a lot of time looking up, so it is important to do a careful check of all spaces inside of your business. Remember to check the ceiling in less-used spaces, such as supply closets and backrooms.

This spring, clean off your commercial roof and check it inside and outside for damage. If you don't have the time or skill-set to do this yourself, most commercial roofing services will work with you to clean your roof and check for damage. 

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