While hurricane season may not be on your radar if you live in the Northeast, fall weather can still bring severe storms and damaging conditions that create havoc for your commercial building system — especially your roof.
What can you do to prepare?
Joe and Matt from Greenwood Service Academy have put together eight easy-to-follow steps to help prepare your roof in the event of severe weather.
Eight Steps To Prepare Your Roof:
- Check your perimeter edge metal. Unsecured edge metal is a nightmare with high winds and heavy rains.
- Remove any unsecured rooftop equipment and clear loose debris. These objects can create a significant hazard in high winds.
- Inspect the roof field for penetrations, punctures, tears, and rips. These issues must be taken care of before heavy rains infiltrate your building envelope and put your assets at risk.
- Remove any vegetative growth from your roof system. Growth can clog or otherwise damage your roof system.
- Clear all drainage points and make sure drain baskets are appropriately secured. Clogged drainage points prevent water from draining off your roof, and unsecured baskets can lead to clogs.
- Inspect solar panels, RTUs, and other mechanical equipment. Exposed electrical equipment and loose doors on RTUs may require securing.
- Check trees around the buildings that could create a falling hazard. Overhanging branches or dead trees can damage your roof in high winds.
- Inspect masonry and coping. Loose masonry and joints can allow water to penetrate your building envelope.
Schedule your professional roof inspection from Greenwood Roof Services today and let our experts identify any potential issues before they become a headache.