It's the holiday season, and your commercial property roof is the least of your worries. You're just about to close shop today to give way for the holiday celebrations. However, if there's any gift you can give yourself virtually free of charge, it's your peace of mind. Unfortunately, a damaged or problematic roof does not provide you that benefit for a myriad of reasons.
While you're away during this cold, winter week, it's possible your roof can give way to ice dams or heavy snowfall. In addition, it's possible to have water damage once the accumulated snow on top of your commercial roof melts and goes through the small cracks that have evolved into huge problems once you come in for work the following year.
To avoid these nightmares, it's necessary to take some precautions. Before you leave tonight, make sure you've covered all your electronics, furniture, and other necessary and valuable commercial property equipment in tarpaulin or plastic. In this way, an immediate penetration of leaking water won't immediately cause them any type of damage.
Next, make sure to have appliances elevated in case of any possible leaks and flooding inside your property. In doing so, you save your grounded electrics. Lastly, make sure to turn off the general mains power supply in the property to avoid any possible short circuits and other damages.
These precautions ensure you can get back to your property, and that it remains in one piece while you're on a holiday. However, once you come back, make sure to have a Denver CO roofing contractor perform an inspection and provide the necessary repairs for your roof.
Once this is done, Summit Commercial Roofing has a great number of after-inspection processes that are paramount to ensuring the sustainable quality of your roof. Learn more here.
Shingled Commercial Roofs
Shingles are a common, cost-effective roofing option for both residential and commercial roofs. If your commercial building has a shingled roof, watch out for these signs:
- Split shingles
- Missing shingles
- Moss growth
- Missing gravel
- Bubbled shingles
Each of these is a sign that your shingles are near the end of their usable life or have a damaged spot that needs prompt repairs. Signs of routine wear, such as curling, cracking and splitting, typically mean your entire commercial roof needs replaced.
On the other hand, missing gravel, missing shingles or moss growth are typically signs of localized damaged. These issues still need to be addressed immediately but may be signs that you only need a patch rather than an entirely new roof.
Steel Commercial Roofs
Steel is a popular option for many commercial buildings due to its long term durability. Whether you have standing seam metal roofing or exposed fasteners on your corrugated metal roofing, here are some common signs that it’s time for commercial roofers to remove and replace your metal roof:
Tears in the metal surface
Missing or damaged flashing
Loose or missing fasteners
Bent, warped or loose metal sheets (Continued)
Lastly, make sure to only work with top-tier roofing companies in Denver CO such as us at Roper Roofing. With decades of experience and our great dedication to quality project results, we make sure you have the best roof repairs or replacements possible. Contact us today!