Three Commercial Roofing Mistakes You Should Avoid
Properly caring for your commercial roof can help to extend the lifespan of your roof as well as preventing unnecessary damage to the roof. If you own a commercial building, you may treat your commercial roof as you would a residential one. However, residential roofs and commercial roofs are not the same. Here are three common commercial roofing mistakes that are made and how you can avoid making them.
Walking on Your Commercial Roof
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is walking on a commercial roof. Commercial roofs are very different than residential ones. Commercial roofing materials are often thinner and the trusses or supports may be more spaced out. You can damage a commercial roof by stepping on certain materials, or you may even fall through the roof if there is a large gap between the supports where you step. A commercial roofing professional knows how to walk on your roof, and may even have special shoes to prevent damage to the roof when they are completing an inspection or making repairs.
Failing to Have Routine Roof Inspections
Another commercial roofing mistake that is common is failing to have routine roof inspections. Residential roofs should be inspected annually. Commercial roofs typically need to be inspected two times per year. Most commercial roofs are no-slope or low-slope roofs. These types of roofs encounter more problems than traditional sloped residential roofs. Catching a problem with a roof early on can help you to get it repaired before major damage sets in. Failing to have your commercial roof routinely inspected can lead to more damage if a problem is present.
Putting Off Repairs or Roof Replacement
The final mistake people make when it comes to their commercial roofing is putting off repairs or a roof replacement. It is never recommended that you put off repairs or a replacement. Leaks can develop and/or the problem can worsen. Additionally, your commercial business insurance can deny coverage for roof leaks that cause damage to your building, equipment or merchandise if the leak occurred due to a lack of maintenance. If a professional recommends that you have your roof repaired or replaced, you should make every effort to have this done in a timely manner.
A commercial roof should be inspected and repaired by a commercial roofing company such as Moriarty Roofing & Sheet Metal. If your roof is in need of a commercial roof inspection, commercial roof repairs or commercial roof replacement, contact your preferred commercial roofing company today.