A new commercial roof is one of the biggest investments you can make in your business. USA Roofing wants to help you get the most out of your roofing system. We have put together a few roof care tips that can help insure a healthy roof for years to come.
- Inspect your roof in the late fall and early spring (you may need binoculars). Look for loose shingles, or shakes, or, if you have tiles, look for missing or cracked pieces. On shingle roofs, look for curling, fraying and tears at the edges. Don’t forget to check the flashings around chimneys, vents, skylights, and other roof penetrations. They should be tight and in good condition. Also check the condition of the fascia boards near the joints of all eaves metal for signs of leakage or rot. If you see any of these signs of wear, call a professional contractor for a more thorough inspection.
- Keep gutters and downspouts clean and free of leaves, sticks and other debris.
- Keep trees trimmed away from building.
- Stay off the roof! Walking on its surface can do a great deal of damage. And, you could fall! If you must see the roof for yourself, use a firmly braced ladder equipped with rubber safety feet and wear rubber-soled shoes. Stay on the ladder as much as possible.