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How To Keep You Commercial Roof in Good Condition

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

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Three Simple Steps To Do To Mitigate Your Roof's Destruction

In 2021, the United States seaboard faced a record 30 named hurricanes, 12 of which made land on the coastlines. Each gale could harm commercial property, creating rising waters and possessing intense winds. These storms can wreak havoc on buildings, particularly causing roof damage. Owners in Derby, KS, should take precautions to safeguard the facility. 

1. Fortify the Roof
Twice a year, a licensed professional should inspect the rooftop for wind damage. A secure structure creates a barrier from water, minimizing potential mold and saturation concerns. Have a roofer or maintenance worker perform a thorough assessment, checking for malformed or harmed shingles and missing flashing. These exposures permit moisture penetration that could lead to mold or water damage. Fix any identified problems.

2. Clear the Gutters
Waterflow away from the building is essential to reducing roof damage. Gutters and a proper drainage system move the excess buildup away to retention ponds and sewage systems; however, leaves and debris can clog them up, preventing the necessary movement. In a severe storm, this hazard allows backups that threaten the roof's integrity. Too much water could weigh down the top, causing a break.

3. Clip Back Those Big Trees
Trim trees often to keep them away from the establishment. If a tree or branch falls, landing on the roofing, a hole is created. Your entire facility is then exposed to nature. Not only would you require a roof rebuild, but you would require the assistance of a water restoration company. As the rain pours inside, it permeates into your materials, allowing fungus and bacteria to grow. Work with yard maintenance to prune foliage monthly to avoid this trouble.
Three tasks can make a difference in your roofing's strength. Avoid expensive roof damage and gain more defense by making minor repairs biannually, cleaning out gutters and trimming large trees.

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