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Calling All Shop Owners – Top Tips To Maintain Your Roof

Calling All Shop Owners – Top Tips To Maintain Your Roof

If you’re a proud owner of a family run business or otherwise, we can appreciate it’s a difficult job with many requirements. Sometimes it can feel as if you’re spinning too many plates. Tasks such as ensuring your stock levels are up to scratch, your customers are happy, the bills are getting paid, can take up the whole day.

So when you notice a leak in your roof, it may just feel as if that’s the straw that broke the camel’s back!

But there’s no needs to worry, because here at Fayetteville Roofing Ops, we know it’s a lot of stress to have to think about repair work that needs to be carried out on your commercial property. The last thing you want to think about is how on earth you’re going to fix that problem!

We’re always here to help guide you through your roofing problems and here’s some advice we’ve found helpful for our customers.

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4 Things You Need to Know About Commercial Roofing Maintenance & Repairs

Installing a new roof on a commercial or industrial building can be costly, so you’ll want to take care of it properly to ensure it lasts its entire expected lifespan.

To ensure your commercial or industrial roof lasts as long as possible, consider these four tips …

Remove Debris Regularly: Over time, your building’s roof is sure to collect debris. Whether it be leaves, branches, or even garbage making its way up there during the last wind storm, it’s never a good idea to leave debris lingering on your roof. Make a plan to clean it regularly, at least once a year.

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It always pays to take a proactive stance when it comes to your roof. If you do this, it can help save you more money further down the line. Regular maintenance can go a long way towards a longer lasting roof.

So it comes as no surprise that one of the first steps to take is to carry out regular inspections. What might surprise you is that the most common cause of damage to your roof is not what you think it is…

Experience matters

Surprisingly, weather is not the most common threat to a roof’s durability. Approximately 40%[iv] of all roof problems occur because of human error due to workers going on your roof for window washing, HVAC repair, etc., faulty maintenance or poor installation in the first place. Therefore, proper training, experience and consistent performance are all essential when choosing a roofing provider.

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If you’re having problems with your roof and you’d like some further guidance on how to best fix it, give us a call on 910-213-3196.

 

 

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How To Maintain Your Commercial Roof Like A Pro

A good measure of how well the economy is doing, are the number of commercial properties that pop up. With growth, comes investment and with investment comes new buildings.

So as a roofer who specializes in roofing for your local business, it’s our job to help educate all the shop keepers on how to care and maintain their roofs. No matter how durable or long lasting a roof is expected to be, it always pays to ensure you take care of one of the most important structures in your factory or shop.

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As a commercial roof owner, you should ask your contractor about all the measures you should take in order to provide the necessary care and maintenance.

You should set up a schedule for regular checkups and maintenance work for your roof. Your roof is one of the most important parts of a shelter so here are some care and maintenance tips that will help you along.

Protection from the Top: The Importance of Commercial Roof Cover Maintenance and Repair

This article focuses on how to identify and address common trouble spots in order to stop problems before they start and fix them before it’s too late.

RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS OF A ROOF PROBLEM

If it’s been a while since you’ve had your roof inspected, your first priority should be to identify and fix any major problems.

Signs of serious problems may be apparent even from inside the building. Water stains on a ceiling may signal a leak, which can be caused by a crack or hole in the roof. Read more…

If ever you notice any damage at all to your roof, it’s best to deal with it sooner, rather than later because otherwise the damage could lead to a much worse situation further down the road. If this is the case, then you’ll need to seek the advice of your local contractor and decide whether it needs a full replacement or just a repair job.

Below is some guidance on the matter, which should help you decide which path to pursue. It will provide you the information you need to decide whether you need immediate repair work carried out or not.

Should You Re-cover or Replace a Damaged Commercial Roof?

Problems can arise when a roof is installed wrong, designed incorrectly, or not properly maintained. When looking to fix a problem commercial roof, there are four options:  full replacement, re-cover, repair, or coat. It’s important to answer these questions first, which will guide you toward the choices below.

  • How bad is the roof and how much is damaged?
  • Does it have the proper amount of insulation?
  • Is the building occupied? How easy is it to tear off? Read more…

Be it a commercial or residential roof, they all need care and maintenance to help them last for a longer period of time.

If you realize the importance of this and make sure you take care of your roof, it will help you save wasting unnecessary money on having it repaired or replaced. Regular maintenance helps you detect problems sooner so that you can have them fixed immediately while things have not yet developed into a much worse problem.