Easy Maintenance Tips for Commercial Roofs

Have you ever wondered, as a business owner, how can you save money on building maintenance? Did you know that...
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Have you ever wondered, as a business owner, how can you save money on building maintenance? Did you know that here at JHebert Roofing, we have your back with the professional money-saving tips, and we show up when it’s time for professional repairs. Here’s a breakdown of the more common tips for commercial roof maintenance, along with explanations about why they are important:

Regular Inspections

  • Frequency: At least twice a year (ideally spring and fall) or after major weather events.
  • Why it matters: Inspections help catch small problems before they become large, costly issues. A professional roofer will have the trained eye to spot potential trouble areas.

Keep your Roof Clean

  • Remove debris: Leaves, branches, trash, and even rocks can damage your roof surface or create places for water to gather.
  • Clean gutters and drains: Clogs prevent proper water flow, leading to ponding and potential leaks.
  • Why it matters: A clean roof promotes good drainage and helps prevent deterioration and leaks.

Address Problems Quickly

  • Small repairs are key: Don’t let minor issues worsen over time. A small leak can lead to major damage if left unchecked.
  • Why it matters: Proactive repairs save you a lot of money in the long run and extend your roof’s lifespan.

Document Everything

  • Inspection reports: Keep records of inspections, documenting any findings and repairs for future reference.
  • Maintenance log: Track cleaning schedules, minor repairs, etc.
  • Why it matters: Good documentation protects you in case of warranty claims and helps you understand the history of your roofing system.

Work with Reputable Professionals

  • Licensed and insured: Always choose licensed and insured roofing contractors.
  • Manufacturer certifications: Look for contractors certified by the manufacturers of your roofing materials.
  • Why it matters: Experienced roofers know how to properly inspect, maintain, and repair your specific roof type, and are less likely to make mistakes that void warranties or cause damage.

Understand Your Warranty

  • Coverage details: Know what your warranty does and doesn’t cover.
  • Maintenance requirements: Some warranties require regular maintenance to stay valid.
  • Why it matters: Your warranty is a valuable asset; knowing its terms ensures you utilize it to its full potential.

Invest in Preventative Maintenance Plans

  • Proactive care: Many roofing companies offer maintenance plans that include regular inspections, cleaning, and small repairs.
  • Why it matters: These plans ensure your roof is regularly maintained and can save costs long-term.

Additional Considerations:

  • Roof type: Maintenance needs vary for different roofing materials (e.g., metal, single-ply membranes, etc.). Talk to your roofing contractor about specific requirements.
  • Climate: Weather conditions in your area may necessitate more frequent inspections and maintenance.

Remember: Your roof is a major investment in your business. Proper maintenance protects that asset, extending its lifespan and preventing costly replacements prematurely.


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