As you probably already know, ensuring that your commercial roof is in good condition is very important. If your roof is old or in poor condition, then you could be thinking about replacing it. However, you could be wondering if it's the right time to do it. These are a few things that you can think about that can help you make this decision. Is it an Emergency Situation? First of all, you should determine whether or not you are currently in an emergency situation with your roof.
- When you have a clear understanding of the different things that can cause damage to your roof, you will know how to best care for it. Here are some of the common causes of roofing damage: Age – One of the biggest reasons for a roof suffering damage is the normal wear and tear that comes with aging. When it comes to knowing how often a roof should be replaced, the answer will have a lot to do with the type of roof you have, since each different type of roof will have its own expected lifespan.
- Rooftop equipment such as satellite dishes, AC (air conditioner units), and other forms of communication equipment may increase your roof's risk of damage. Here are some of the reasons for this increases risk: Increased Frequency of Foot Traffic Installing equipment on the roof increases the rate of foot traffic on the roof. People will go up on the roof to install the equipment, perform inspections, and fix damages that may crop up from time to time.
- Cleaning your gutters is one of the most important parts of roofing maintenance that you can complete, and thankfully can be done without any specialized tools beyond a ladder. Failure to do proper gutter cleaning can lead to roof leaks, basement flooding, landscape erosion, and a whole host of other issues which may be more expensive and difficult to fix. However, cleaning gutters itself can be a dangerous act, as falling from a tall height can cause serious physical harm to yourself.
- The fall season can carry a wide range of different temperatures and weather conditions with it, and it also comes with the falling and buildup of large amounts of organic debris as trees shed their leaves. This can greatly increase the amount of wear and tear that your roof experiences and can make roofing damage or a leak much more likely. Fortunately, there are a few simple maintenance tasks that you can perform to ensure that your roof is in the best condition possible for the fall months.