Every commercial property owner wants a roof that lasts. However, buying a tough product alone doesn’t guarantee longevity. Regardless of its material, you should know exactly the kind of maintenance and care your roof needs. While its maintenance needs may differ from others, there are best practices you can follow to extend its life for as long as possible.
To protect your commercial roofing system against premature failure, Lone-Star Roof Systems recommends these tips:
Know the Usual Causes
You already know that nature and time are the natural forces that affect how long your roof will last. But people can contribute to damage too. This is especially true when it comes to flat roofs that can be walked on. Regular foot traffic can accelerate wear and tear, while accidents can also compromise your roof’s structural integrity.
This is the reason you should keep a roof access control log. This way, you can have a record of who’s on your roof before the discovery of the damage based on the timeline. The data can teach you lessons on how to prevent the same type of damage from occurring in the future.
Embrace Preventive Measures
Develop a maintenance program to stay ahead of leaks. Scheduling routine inspections whether or not there are obvious problems is key to addressing minor red flags before they become serious causes for concern. Compared with roofs that only get professionally evaluated when there are already active leaks, regularly maintained commercial roofing systems last longer.
Entrust Maintenance to Seasoned Pros
Some business owners keep extra supplies and do DIY repair. While skipping professional services may save you money on labor, committing rookie mistakes may worsen the situation and potentially cost you more money in the end. You shouldn’t just choose any roofer, either. Call a specialist to ensure perfect work and avoid voiding your roof’s warranty.
At Lone-Star Roof Systems, we specialize in maintaining all kinds of roofing solutions, including modified bitumen, EPDM, PVC, TPO and metal. We can create a scheduled maintenance plan for your roof to stay on top of its condition all the time.