All too often, business owners have to deal with commercial and industrial roofs that have unnecessarily failed due to a poor preventive maintenance plan. A solid maintenance plan can help you avoid roof damage, protect your bottom line and give your roofing system a longer service life. American Roofing shares some tips for making your commercial roofing system stand the test of time:
1. Proper Ventilation
Every roof needs good ventilation. Allowing for proper air flow at the roof level helps it stay cooler in summer and warmer in the winter. Proper ventilation also helps protect against mold and mildew growth in the roofing materials.
2. Regular Maintenance
It’s easy to take maintenance for granted, especially since most people hardly give their roofs a second thought until damage has already occurred. Every roofing contractor agrees that all commercial roofs demand some degree of upkeep for optimal performance and a longer life span.
3. Don’t Delay Repairs
One of the most common, yet the most dangerous mistakes that any property owner can make is to delay repairs. While they may have their reasons for doing so, such delays will only worsen the damage and become even more expensive to fix. As soon as you notice any sign of damage, make sure to schedule the appropriate repairs immediately. Even if they can’t be fixed right away, ask our contractor for temporary solutions that will prevent the problem from evolving.
4. Know the Warranty Details
There are different types of roofing warranties; some cover material defects, while others cover the workmanship. Make sure to understand the details of your roof’s warranties, so you can get the necessary coverage that restores your roof to peak condition. You’ll also need to work with a reputable roofing company that is affiliated with industry-leading manufacturers to take care of your roof over the long haul.
Let American Roofing work with you today to properly maintain your roof and extend its useful service life. Simply give us a call at (216) 307-3898. We are a MasterSelect™ commercial roofing contractor serving Cleveland, OH, and the surrounding Ohio communities.