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Essential Elements To A Leak-Proof Roof For Your Business

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Running a business takes time and money. But as a business owner, you know how critical it is to maintain all the elements of your property from top to bottom. If you've experienced a leaky roof in the past, you know how disruptive it can be to the day-to-day operations of your business. That's why you should be doing whatever you can to safeguard your roof from damage. Here are three essential elements to maintaining a leak-proof roof for your business.

Regular Inspections. When everything is running smoothly, it's easy to overlook the simple things like routine inspections. But having a roofer provide this quick and efficient service can make a huge difference.

If cost is a concern, you'll be glad to know that there is generally a big difference between the price of routine inspections and preventative maintenance and the cost of repairs when things go wrong. In fact, business owners can expect to pay, on average, about 11 cents more per square foot annually when they forego the inspection. If your building is 10,000 square feet, that's $1,100 more you're spending every year. When comparing the two, it's kind of a no-brainer. But you should also remember that paying for repairs isn't the only cost associated with a leaky roof. You need to additionally factor in the loss of production and sales if you end up having to close your business for the leak itself.

Studies have shown that regular maintenance—which includes inspections—can double the life of your roof, another long-term bonus of the routine inspection. Here are some tips:

  1. Inspect twice a year. This should be done right before and after the harshest weather hits your part of the country. In other words, if your business is in the south, this will be at the beginning and at the end of the summer. If you live up north, have your roof inspected before and after the winter months.
  2. Ask for a formal moisture survey. Unlike how it sounds, this test does not actually check for water or moisture buildup but rather for changes to the physical property of the roof based on exposure to water and fluctuations in temperature over the seasons.

Roof Coating. A sealant or coating can help prevent leaks, cracking, curling, and loss of fine granules, so it can ultimately save you money in the long run. Fortunately, a sealant can be applied to an existing roof. In other words, you don't need to invest in new shingles to reap the rewards.

Think of it like applying a waterproof spray on a pair of leather boots. The boots don't have to be new for the product to work. A good sealant can prolong the life of your entire roof while also minimizing the risk for leaks in certain spots.

Some sealants are also good at reflecting UV rays and reducing the temperature of the roof, ultimately helping you cut down on your utility costs.

In some instances, if a minor leak is discovered while applying the sealant, a small patch can be placed, and the sealant becomes an additional protective coating over the patch.

Maintenance. Regular roof maintenance is a must. And fortunately, a lot of this can be done on your own without having to hire a professional.

Keep your gutters and downspouts clean and clear of debris. If leaves, branches, and other windblown items build up in your gutters, they won't be able to drain properly, leading to a leaky roof.

Also be sure any overhanging branches near the roof remained trimmed to prevent damage to your property.

Check your rooftop vents regularly and ensure that they are sealed properly. If not, you can close them up with flashing cement.

For more tips on keeping your roof in good condition, contact a local commercial roof repair company. 


13 June 2016