Your commercial or industrial roof is the first line of defense against natural hazards and extreme weather conditions, which is why it’s important to have a durable flat roof at all times. If you own commercial property, you know how susceptible your roof can be to damage; every day, your commercial roof is exposed to many elements that may contribute to decay and deterioration. This can increase the risk of damage to the roof itself, or the building as a whole. That’s why commercial roof maintenance is paramount in building safety and efficiency – your property, and essentially your business, depends on it.
At its core, regular commercial roof maintenance will increase your roof life cycle and give you peace of mind that your commercial property and its roof will stand strong through harsh weather conditions such as wind, hail, rain, ice, snow and even extreme heat.
So, let’s take a closer look at the different types of preventative commercial roof maintenance and its importance to your property.
Regularly Scheduled Inspections
As mentioned, your flat roof is continually exposed to environmental offenses and other natural hazards that can either contribute to general wear and tear or worse, cause severe (and costly) damage.
This is why regularly scheduled commercial roof inspections are important, not to mention, necessary. We recommend having your flat roof inspected at least twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, or after any type of mechanical flat roof repairs.
Your local Toronto-based commercial roofing company should:
- Inspect drains to ensure they are clear of blockage that will inhibit proper drainage
- Check flashings for any gaps or tears
- Inspect flat roofing vents to make sure they are well sealed
- Inspect for any signs of damage, leaks or mold
- Inspect roof after any type of mechanical repair to ensure repair equipment has not caused damage
During your regularly scheduled flat roof inspection, repairs (if minor) can be made the same day. Most times, however, repairs must be scheduled in advance, and it’s necessary to understand their importance.
If your commercial flat roof is in need of repairs, it’s important to do so immediately. Most repairs to a commercial flat roof are often quick fixes to common problems, however, if they are left untreated they could lead to more serious liabilities in structural safety.
Regular Roof Cleaning
If you own commercial property in the GTA, chances are that your commercial or industrial roof will need to be seasonally cleaned. The seasonal weather that Toronto endures: high winds, extreme heat, humidity, snow accumulation and freezing rain can leave debris and dirt that may cause roof deterioration. That’s why regular (and seasonal) roof cleaning is vital.
We recommend doing prior due diligence by hiring a professional industrial roofing contractor to inspect and clean your roof before any extreme seasonal weather hits. At Crown Industrial Roofing, we have been serving GTA commercial property owners since 1977. When you need help with cleaning your commercial flat roof, call the professionals at Crown.
Extend the Life of Your Roof
Proper preventative maintenance on your commercial or industrial flat roof is imperative to both your budget and the roof’s overall lifecycle. To maximize your investment, we recommend hiring an experienced, highly-skilled, and well-reviewed commercial or industrial roofing company, like Crown Industrial Roofing to perform any flat roof maintenance you may need.
In addition, if you have any concerns about your existing flat roof, contact us today. Our team of experienced commercial roofing contractors will provide you with proper maintenance and damage detection tips. We also provide emergency leak detection and repair services that are available within 24 hours.