If you want to maximize your commercial roof’s lifespan and improve its performance, then you need to invest in preventive maintenance. To get the most from a preventive roofing maintenance program, you need to learn how to assess the condition of your roof. In today’s article, New Line Roofing shares tips for assessing the condition of a commercial roof to determine how much preventive maintenance it needs.
Look for Signs of Wear and Tear
You will need to perform a visual inspection of your commercial roofing system to look for signs of wear and tear. If you have a built-up roof, you need to look for areas with exposed felt or missing gravel. If you have a single-ply roof, you need to look for cracks, holes or fastener back-out. Pay special attention to the roof seams and transitions. Report your findings to your roofing company.
Assess the Condition of the Rooftop Perimeter
The perimeter of a flat roofing system can also be vulnerable to leaks. Inspect the edge details and check if there are any issues including mold, algae or soft spots. You should also inspect the flashing at the curbs and walls for any signs of punctures or damage. You should also keep an eye out for caulking or sealant issues. Sealant needs to be inspected and repaired regularly.
Check the Roof Penetrations
The roof penetrations are some of the most vulnerable areas of a roof. These include drains, pipes and other components that protrude through the roof’s surface. You should examine the HVAC units, pipe boots, vents, gas lines, rain collars and conduits. If the area around the roof penetration is damaged or leaking, then you need to call us for a professional inspection and repair.
You can rely on New Line Roofing for all of your commercial roof replacement, repair and maintenance needs. We are a commercial roofing specialist and we utilize our own crews who have been factory-trained. They understand and follow OSHA safety protocols and they have the skills and experience to handle any kind of commercial roofing project, no matter the size. Call us at (303) 222-7170 to learn more about our services and products or to request a free inspection or estimate.