Investing in a quality commercial roofing system, and then maintaining that system with all your might, is the thing you can do to extend the life of your roof, as well as maximize your returns. The easiest way to protect your roof is to keep it clean.
Extending the lifespan of your commercial roofing system
Keeping a large commercial roofing system clean is no small task, but taking the time to clean your roof regularly will go a long way towards minimizing repairs and increasing the lifespan of the system and maximizing performance. Your roof has many functions, and regular maintenance and care will help to ensure that your roof is performing at its best.
Prevent clogged drains and water ponding
The first step is to make sure debris is removed from your roof. There is no telling what a big gust of wind will swoop onto your roof, so make sure you check regularly. Debris of all shapes and sizes can gather around the drains causing a clog and preventing water from rolling off of your roof. Ponding water can lead to water damage and mold. Too much water on your roof is also heavy, and the added weight can put pressure on your system, causing it to fail.
Don’t let chemicals and grease come in contact with TPO and EPDM
Look out for compressors and vents on your commercial roof. Make sure that grease, fats, and oils aren’t spilling out of the vents and making direct contact with your roofing membrane. TPO and EPDM can be compromised if they come into contact with greasy fumes coming from commercial kitchens or restaurants. Be sure to keep the vents clean.
Compressors for AC units and HVAC systems on the roof should also be well maintained to ensure that they aren’t spilling chemicals onto the roof. Similarly, when you are having your AC units serviced, make sure the service person doesn’t spill oils onto your roof.
Commercial roofing services in Colorado and New Mexico
If your commercial roof has been compromised, talk to a quality roofing contractor about the best solution for repairs.