Are you ready for the changing seasons? In particular, is your commercial property prepared for winter weather? Winterizing your roof is a crucial step that you should start thinking about now!
Take Steps to Start Winterizing Your Roof
Ideally, you’ve already had the roof inspected during the fall, but if not, there’s still time. “Neglecting those issues, failing to correct defects and forgetting to winterize your roof before the snow starts piling up is a recipe for disaster, especially if your facility’s roof is nearing the end of its serviceable life.” If you’re keeping it maintained, though, you have much less to worry about.
This is the time to seriously start winterizing you roof so that you aren’t caught off-guard by the first snowfall of the year. Otherwise, issues that exist now will be exacerbated by the extreme weather. Even if it seems like a pain to pay for a professional to inspect it, you’ll be glad that you did… or, you’ll regret not having done it if things get worse.
One of the best ways to protect your roof is to apply seal coating in order to strengthen its membrane. Aging roofs will be more prone to leaks (particularly after the snow, melting, and refreezing), so consider this as an option to prevent that process. Don’t forget that a big part of winter headaches are ice dams, which will begin to form as it gets colder.
Whether you expect a ton of snow or none at all, you should be prepared in case it’s the former. The weight of snow is much more than many people believe, and its buildup over time can easily result in a collapsed roof, or at least in collapsed areas. Have a plan for clearing off the roof yourself, if it’s safe to do so, or make sure you can contact a reliable roofer to do this for you when needed.
To have one of our professional contractors come and help out in winterizing your roof, get in touch with Cox Roofing. You’ll be able to work with a Anne Arundel 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.