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Roof Maintenance Services: An Essential Part of Caring for Your Commercial Building

When was the last time you had a professional come out to inspect your commercial roof? Maintenance is crucial!

The key to protecting your building and making sure water doesn’t get in is maintaining your roof. Unnoticed damage from continuous exposure to weather, debris, improperly installed rooftop equipment, repairs that weren’t completed the right way and other issues can cause your roof to deteriorate faster than it should. And, even more importantly, it can also cause major problems inside your building — to ceilings, walls, electrical work, structure, equipment or machinery — that cost a lot of time, money and effort to fix.

If not maintained appropriately, your roof could also need replacing a lot sooner than you planned.

When was the last time you had a professional come out to inspect your commercial roof? Maintenance is crucial! Your roof is an asset and is key to protecting your building and making sure water doesn’t get in. Unnoticed damage from continuous exposure to weather, debris, improperly installed roof-top equipment, repairs that weren’t completed the right way and other issues can cause your roof to deteriorate faster than it should. And, even more importantly, it can cause major problems inside your building — to ceilings, walls, electrical work, structure, equipment or machinery, which takes a lot of time, money and effort to fix.

You may even need to replace your roof years earlier if you ignore it.

Problems caused by neglected roofs

Gaps in the installed flashing or missing flashing, for example, can cause leaks and weaken your roof membrane and entire roofing system over time. Eventually, these leaks may lead to roof system failure, especially during extreme weather.

Roof maintenance services keep your roof performing at its best by protecting against:

  • Restricted water flow and runoff
  • Mold
  • Excessive weight from water pooling
  • Pooling of contaminants
  • Rusted structural elements
  • Weakened supports or decking
  • Hidden damage from severe weather
  • Water damage inside your building
  • Premature aging

What are roof maintenance services?

Annual roof maintenance services are designed to help your roof perform at its best and cost less over its lifetime. Think of it as your car or any other valuable, tangible item that you own. If you keep it clean, fix whatever’s broken right away and keep an eye on it so you know when it’s a major service is coming due, it will last a lot longer than if you don’t. How much longer? As much as 25% longer. That translates into as many as eight extra years!

Your provider will routinely inspect each component of the commercial roofing system to identify and resolve problems like these:

  • Debris buildup issues
  • Damage to the covering
  • Cover degradation
  • Missing or loose flashing
  • Drainage issues
  • Water leaks and potential leaks

How often should you get maintenance?

The inspection should be performed after any significant weather event in addition to set, regular intervals. A dependable company will first analyze your roof, both visually and below the covering, to determine its current condition. This creates the foundation of your roof maintenance services for years to come. It helps with planning appropriate measures to prevent damage, evaluating roof performance over time and — if you have a dedicated professional performing the maintenance regularly —  and keeping your costs down overall.

Repairs on small problems are almost always cheaper than repairs on big problems!

At Sentry Roof, we have been performing commercial roof maintenance services, repairs, re-roofing and new roof construction for more than 30  years. As part of our growing services to the greater Atlanta area, we offer Sentry Roof Care, our complete annual maintenance program that includes these seven services performed during every visit:

  1. Debris Removal
  2. Clearing of Drainage Systems
  3. Materials Inspections
  4. Penetration Inspections
  5. Minor Repairs and Sealing
  6. Reporting, including photos for your records
  7. Pricing Information for Any Needed Repairs

Neglected routine maintenance on any structure isn’t a good idea but with a commercial roof, it can be an invitation for disaster, especially if the contents of your building are valuable. Contact us today to learn more about how Sentry Roof Care can help you care for your commercial roof.

 

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