6 Reasons Why a Spring Commercial Roof Inspection is Essential
With winter snow, ice, and winds, your roof may have suffered damage, leading to leaks and other problems if not addressed. That’s why it’s crucial to have a spring commercial roof inspection.
Here are six reasons why a spring roof inspection is essential:
- Identifying Damage
Winter weather can cause a lot of damage to a commercial roof. Snow can accumulate and create a heavy weight on the roof, and ice can cause cracks and punctures in the roofing material. Strong winds can also cause damage to roofing systems, such as dislodging shingles or tiles. A spring roof inspection can identify any damage caused by winter weather and address it before it leads to more significant problems.
- Preventing Leaks
A leaking roof can cause extensive damage to a commercial property, including damage to interior walls, ceilings, and insulation. A spring roof inspection can identify areas where water may be able to penetrate and take steps to prevent leaks from occurring. This includes checking for damage to flashing, sealants, and other roof components that can cause leaks.
- Removing Clogs and Debris
Just look at what happens when you ignore seasonal inspections! Our professional service & maintenance division, Greenwood Roof Services (GRS), responded to an emergency call. While this roof membrane was leak free, a clogged drain filled with winter debris failed during heavy rain and caused this roof section to flood until it reached the masonry flashing, where it penetrated the building. A clog like this is easy to miss and could have quickly been resolved with a regular inspection.
- Extending the Life of Your Roof
Regular inspections and maintenance can extend the life of your commercial roof. During a spring inspection, a professional roofer can identify any minor issues that can be repaired before they become more significant problems. This can help prevent the need for a total roof replacement, which can be costly and disruptive to your business.
- Ensuring Safety
A damaged roof can be a safety hazard for employees and customers. A spring roof inspection can identify any potential safety hazards and take steps to address them, such as repairing loose tiles or securing loose equipment. A safe roof is critical for the well-being of everyone who enters your commercial property.
- Maintaining Warranty Coverage
Most warranties require regular maintenance and inspections of commercial roofs. If you don’t have a spring roof inspection, you may be risking your coverage. An inspection can help you stay in compliance with your warranty and ensure that you are protected in the event of a weather-related incident.
A roof inspection by Greenwood Roof Services professionals will ensure your roof is ready for spring and summer. Our professionals will clear drains and debris, caulk minor areas of concern, track wear and weakening roof sections, and examine your roof membrane for potential leaks. The process is documented with photographs, and GRS will then present you with a comprehensive report on the status of your roof and potential next steps. By identifying damage, preventing leaks, extending the life of your roof, ensuring safety, and maintaining insurance coverage, a spring inspection can save you time, money, and headaches in the long run.
Contact us today to schedule your spring inspection.