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Maintenance Tips for Commercial Roofs

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

laying of waterproofing sheathing and insulation during the renovation of a roof Apply a waterproof membrane, or rubber sealant compound if needed to seal gaps or cracks

The roof on your commercial building in Houston,TX is one of the largest expenses in constructing your building, and is also one of the most important investments. A sound roof keeps the weather out and protects your investment. Even the best roof, however is subject to the ravages of time and the elements. In areas prone to roof damage due to severe storms, hurricanes or tornadoes it is especially important to regularly inspect and maintain your roof.

Commercial Roof Maintenance

Have an expert inspect the roof, paying special attention to edges and flashings
Apply a waterproof membrane, or rubber sealant compound if needed to seal gaps or cracks
Make sure there is a good working drainage system in place, particularly if you have a flat roof
Remove any overhanging branches to prevent wind damage from constant rubbing
Check for any weak or rotted decking and replace immediately

Quick Fix

Be sure to repair any roof damage as soon as it is found to prevent the condition from worsening, water from getting inside, or rodents, birds or bats entering the damaged area. Severe weather has a way of finding the weak spots and going to town on them. Just like the pull tab on a soda can, a loose board can be just the finger hold a storm needs to tear parts of your roof off or send gallons of water pouring through, necessitating flood cleanup measures. Keeping your roof in good repair is much cheaper than having to pay for a roof rebuild.

Call the Professionals

If a repair or restoration job is needed, however call on the specialized storm damage service technicians in Houston,TX  to evaluate the problem, make recommendations and help with the restoration process. They can also provide storm cleanup of any flood damage your building may experience.

Roof damage does not have to be a given in the event of ominous weather. With proper inspection, maintenance and repairs, the odds of keep a sound roof over your head can be in your favor.

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