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Preparing Your Commerical Roof For The Winter

Preparing Your Commercial Roof For the Winter

As we have now started to enter the Fall season, that only means that winter is right around the corner and will be here before you know it. With that said, there is still plenty of time to get your roof ready for the cold season. These harsh weather conditions can wreak havoc on a building’s structure if the proper measures are not taken. Plus, giving yourself the headstart this fall will help you identify any maintenance problems you will need to take care of before they end up becoming more costly repairs later on. So, let’s look at a few things you can do to prepare your roof for the winter season.

Prevent Unwanted Water Leakage

The fall season brings sometimes heavy rain and storms which could lead to unwanted water leakage. Especially on the roof, and if you have a flat roof, a storm with heavy rainfall can lead to water being accumulated on your roof which might eventually seep into the house, further damaging the integrity of the building structure. So, you will want to ensure that you put in the appropriate measures to prevent water buildup on the roof. Procrastinating on these problems will only lead to more costly damage that you will have to deal with down the road. So, it is best to simply get these out of the way as soon as possible, and as soon as you notice that it can be a potential issue.

Protecting The Roof Further

In addition to heavy rain and thunderstorms of the fall season, it also brings falling leaves, pine needles, and other organic growth that can accumulate on building rooftops. The roof maintenance you put in now will help to avoid costly problems like overflowing gutters, clogged downspouts, and excessive ponding water. These issues can be costly to the foundation of the roof and the building overall. So, during this time, you may want to implement a routine weekly roof inspection during this time of the year. 

Be sure to keep the roof clear of any obstructions. The reason for this is that decaying leaves, pine needles, and additional dirt run-off contribute to ponding water, clogged gutters, and downspouts. This can cause the risk of water pouring into tenant spaces in the event of a breach in the roof. Another risk to be aware of is when the weather gets colder, the freezing and thawing of ponding water can cause even more extensive roof damage. So, make sure that removing all organic debris from the gutters, downspouts, and drains are included in your weekly roof maintenance, especially before the winter starts to set in.

If you would like to have a professional come in and inspect your roof to give you a clear idea of the kind of maintenance you will need to perform before the winter kicks in, be sure to call Greene Roofing at (718) 941-1111 today!

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