It is possible to get a few more years out of your commercial roof, perhaps even delay roof replacement, without inviting problems that may result in roofing emergencies. In today’s post, Feller Roofing of New Braunfels shares tips on how you can extend the service life of your commercial roof.
Be Familiar With Common Commercial Roofing Problems
Keeping up with a regular roof inspection routine is an important building management task that shouldn’t be delayed. However, roof inspections are only just as effective if the inspector knows what they’re looking for. Therefore, whoever is tasked to inspect the roof must have some familiarity with roofing problems like punctures, impact damage, and ponding water, as well as the signs associated with them. Signs like loose seams or “alligatoring” may need to be looked at closely during a roofing inspection.
Keep Up With Maintenance Appointments
A commercial property manager or owner has many responsibilities, which can make it difficult for one to keep up with scheduling a roofing maintenance appointment. You can set up a recurring reminder in your maintenance calendar, as maintenance appointments can be booked months ahead. If your commercial roofing contractor offers a maintenance agreement, sign up for one. It’s basically an agreement that pre-books all roofing maintenance appointments throughout your commercial roof’s expected life span. It helps make sure you don’t miss out on maintenance appointments, particularly during peak seasons.
Know the Roofing Structure Inside and Out
Property managers are not expected to be experts on roofing systems. However, it can be helpful if you understand how your roof works: which layer goes on top of the other, what types of damage is it vulnerable to, and which spots are more likely to develop problems. It can help you make informed decisions during situations like roofing emergencies, or if you’re weighing the costs of extensive repairs vs. a full roof replacement.
Feller Roofing of New Braunfels is your leading provider of residential and commercial roofing services, including roof repairs and installation. Give us a call at (830) 783-1328. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in San Antonio, TX, and the surrounding communities.