It’s nearly (officially) winter, which means that you have to ensure that you know the proper steps to winterize your commercial roof. If you manage or own a commercial property, then these are crucial steps that must be taken!
Though we recommend having a roof inspection carried out every fall, if you didn’t get around to it, then it’s a bit late for that task. This is all the more reason to take preparatory action before the ice and snow threatens to collapse your roof or to cause other issues.
Depending on your roof’s lifespan, you may be in dire need of an inspection and tune-up anyway. You don’t want an old or older roof to have to struggle against the weight of snow and ice, should that happen this winter. If you run maintenance on your roof, then you won’t have to worry about leaks and structural damage that may come about as a result of the weather.
When the temperature drops, that chilly can do a lot of damage unless you winterize your commercial roof. Being neglectful of current issues can lead to those problems becoming much larger in scale over the season. Moreover, things like splits and leaks can worsen with the cold, so if they are already there on the roof, they should be repaired before the snow. Adding a roof coating can also help to protect the roofing membrane as it protects the surface from the weather’s damage.
You may not think of snow as particularly heavy, but it can add a ton of extra weight to your roof. Unless you’re prepared, it may be that the roof will collapse under the pressure, causing you tons of dollars in damage and other issues. The best method against this risk is to take preventative measures, and this means taking the time to winterize your commercial roof. If you need a professional company that will get the job done right, get in touch with Cox Roofing. You’ll be able to work with a Baltimore County roofing business that has your best interests in mind and which has over thirty years of experience.
Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with a particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.