As a business owner, you find yourself constantly preoccupied with keeping your business up and running. When winter has passed and you find yourself enjoying the nice, warm spring weather, you may find yourself wondering if your business's building is in the best possible shape for the summer storms that are bound to occur in the near future. One of the elements of your building that will be most affected by summer storms is the roof. Get to know some of the ways that you can make sure your business roof is in good shape for the summer storm season so that you can get the process started as soon as possible.
Clear Leaves And Other Debris Off Of Your Business Roof
If your building has a flat roof with easy access, it should be no problem for you to head up there after the ice and snow have thawed to take a look around. The first step that you will want to take once you are up there is to clear off any leaves left over from fall and winter as well as other debris like branches or trash from your rooftop. This will give you a clear view of the actual roof structure.
Should your business have a roof that is not flat, you may want to hire a commercial roofing professional to clear the debris from your roof, depending on the height of your building and your level of comfort working on a ladder. The key is to have your roof cleaned off and clear before storm season, but also to give a more clear visual field to do any further assessment and work.
Look For Signs of Damage or Weakened Areas
Looking for signs of damage on your roof can vary depending on the type of roof your business has. However, the basic ideas are the same. If you notice an area of your roof that seems to be sagging or bulging in any way, you may have excess moisture trapped in your roof or warping due to such issues. This would need to be addressed as soon as possible.
If your business roof has shingles, you will want to also look for any cracks in the shingle surface or curling at the edges of your shingles. These are both signs of damage that could lead to serious damage and flooding for your roof as well as the interior of your building. If you have have a flat roof, keep an eye out for areas in which the texture of your roof has worn away or there are other cracks and the like.
The sooner you look for signs of damage or weakness in your business roof, the sooner you can have your commercial roofing contractor perform repairs or fully replace your roof. This will ensure that your roof is in top condition for the stormy summer season. So, get started in the process as soon as you possibly can.