As a business owner or property manager in the Atlanta area, you may never have given much (if any) thought to having your commercial roof cleaned. You don’t see it, therefore it’s usually out of mind, unless you experience a leak or other problem. Why should you consider commercial roof cleaning? Here are a few reasons.
Moisture elimination. As with most components of a building, moisture or water is a serious enemy. When leaves, pine needles, sticks, and other debris pile up on the roof it creates the ideal environment for holding water or moisture. Depending on the material your roof is made of, this can result in rusting, blistering, ponding, and even the growth of black algae, which is common in Southeastern states with high humidity levels.
Roof damage is easily exposed. When debris piles up on the roof, it can be more difficult to spot small problems that could potentially develop into a major (and costly) headache. By having your commercial roof cleaned, it will be easier for professionals to detect hail damage, punctures, leaks, and other issues that if left uncorrected could require replacement of your roof.
Stay up to code. Certain facilities, including those that are food-related, are often required to maintain specific standards. Be sure to know whether your operations are subject to these codes.
Mold and algae can be detrimental to your employees’ health. Everyone’s heard the horror stories of black mold, but don’t think you’re immune. When mold or algae develop on a roof, they can quickly spread and compromise the roof’s integrity, not to mention put your own and employees’ health at risk. Mold and algae can impact indoor air quality, as it can be drawn through your heating and cooling system.
These are just a few of many reasons you should consider commercial roof cleaning. A well-maintained roof lasts longer, is more energy-efficient, and protects not only your business but everyone who enters it! Put total replacement costs off and extend the life of your roof by making sure it is properly maintained, which includes occasional cleaning.
From hail damage and leak repairs to installation of tile and rock roofs, flat roofs, and gutters,, the professionals at Kelco Roofing do it all. When considering commercial roofing in Atlanta be sure to keep experience, reputation, and dedication to customer satisfaction in mind. Give us a call today for all of your commercial and industrial roofing needs!