Preparing your Commercial Roof for the Winter Months
When it comes to roofing, it’s very important that you stay on top of your roof’s condition and don’t ignore problems that will end up getting worse. Now that the cold winter months are almost here, you need to be thinking about preparing your commercial roof for the winter. Weather reports are all indicating that this year’s winter is going to be worse than last year’s. The first thing you need to do is an overall inspection. While an inspection is very important, so is your overall safety. With that said, it’s a great idea to leave the inspection to the experts. Here at Roberts McNutt, our roofing experts are trained on what to look for in making sure your commercial roof is ready to take on all that Mother Nature has in store for the winter months.
If your roof is full of leaves, twigs, branches or debris we will make sure to clean it thoroughly. The problem with having a dirty, sloppy roof is that any debris can cause mold, fungus and mildew to grow. This can do a good job of wearing down the membrane and causing a water infiltration problem on the inside of your building. Next, our crew will inspect the gutters and downspouts surrounding your building. Any sign of sagging gutters will be addressed because this signifies that they will not be able to support heavy volumes of water, snow and ice. If your gutters aren’t ready for the winter this is an issue you need to fix as soon as possible. You don’t want to delay because if excess water has nowhere to go it will find its way inside your building. This is a big problem that can easily cost your business thousands of dollars.
Next, our crews will make your roofing insulation is dry. Wet insulation can lead to mold and mildew not to mention the reason why your heating bills are through the roof. Literally. Lastly, our team of professionals will inspect your roof edge. This is your first line of defense against inclement weather. We will make sure all fasteners are correct and in great shape. Inspecting your roof edge is important because if it has signs of damage your building is in danger.
Remember the key to a healthy roof is to not delay any repairs. If you want peace of mind this winter, give us a call here at Roberts McNutt. Since 1978, we have been providing you with the very best roofing Solutions in Little Rock, NWA, Jonesboro and surrounding areas. We can provide you with as many references as you would like and show you why our customers wouldn’t trust anyone else with their roof.