Commercial Roof Maintenance

commercial roof maintenance Don’t take your commercial roof for granted. Failure to properly maintain and care for your roof could lead to problems that may result in costly unplanned downtime for your business. When you need maintenance work done, turn to our team at Summit Commercial Roofing. Founded over 50 years ago, we specialized in commercial roof maintenance and can service EPDM, metal, modified bitumen, and PVC roofing systems. Keep reading to learn more roof maintenance and what we can do for you, or contact us today to schedule a free roof inspection. 

Signs You Need a Roof Inspection

For the most part, the earlier you can identify roofing problems, the easier and more affordable they’re going to be to fix. Additionally, waiting too long between inspections or routine maintenance can cause what were once small problems to become bigger and more expensive. As problems grow in severity, they can also cause unplanned downtime as repairs are made. If you’ve noticed any of the following signs, you need to schedule a commercial roof inspection as soon as possible:
  • Mold & Algae Growth
  • Debris Accumulation
  • Pooling Water
  • Bowing
  • Drainage Issues

How Often Should You Schedule Roof Maintenance?

Business owners in Michigan are lucky enough to experience all four seasons of weather, but the cold winter weather and the hot summer sun aren’t exactly easy on a commercial roof. It’s why we recommend scheduling your commercial roof inspections biannually—once in the spring after the winter weather breaks, and then again in the fall. While scheduling inspections twice a year is good practice, keep in mind that it could also be beneficial for you to schedule an inspection after any significant weather event (hail, high wind, storms, etc.,) just to ensure your roof is still in good condition.

Roof Maintenance for Old Roofs Versus New Roofs

It should go without saying that the older the roof, the more maintenance it’s likely to require over time. While we’re committed to maintaining older roofs so they can stand the test of time, we can also help you understand when it might be time to start thinking about a new roof. At some point it becomes a better option to replace rather than continue to sink money into an aging product. New roofs require less maintenance compared to older roofs, but should still be inspected and maintained as necessary over time. The technology and advanced materials used in new roofs typically have a lifetime of about 15 to 20 years, but it depends on the type of material that your roofing system is made from. To learn more about the lifespan of each type of commercial flat roofing system, please view this article.

When to Call in a Professional

There are some routine commercial roof maintenance tasks that property managers should be able to handle on their own, such as removing any debris from the surface and trimming away any nearby trees to reduce scratching and other damage from the branches.  With this being said, there are also times when you should absolutely rely on a professional contractor for maintenance and repairs. This is especially important after storm damage, as professional contractors can work with insurance adjusters to document damage and help file claims. Think of it like this: Unless the maintenance is very routine, any inspections, maintenance and repairs should be handled by a professional.

Schedule Commercial Roof Maintenance Today

If you can’t remember the last time you’ve had your roof inspected, you need to have it inspected. You may not realize how much damage general wear and tear can do over time. At Summit Commercial Roofing, we’re here to help you prevent costly damages by providing reliable commercial roof maintenance services. We proudly serve business owners throughout Southeast Michigan, including Wayne, Monroe, and Washtenaw counties.  Contact us today to request a free commercial roof inspection.

We Are Detroit's Commercial Roof Maintenance Experts

With over 30 years of experience, Summit Commercial Roofing is Southeast Michigan’s commercial roofing expert.

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