Commercial and industrial business owners in Atlanta know that a quality roof is a big investment; you want it to last and do its job for as long as possible. EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) roofs are common for commercial buildings, and have long lasting properties. While this type of roofing system typically lasts about 25 to 30 years, there are things you can do to extend its lifespan.
Regardless of the type of roof you choose, all require regular inspections and maintenance. That said, you can make your EPDM roof last longer by:
- Taking preventative measures
- Making sure the roof is clear and clean of debris
- Removing snow, ice or other heavy remains caused by weather conditions
- Having routine inspections performed
- Using professionals who are experienced in commercial roofing
It’s important to keep your eye out on any issues that could impact your commercial roof including not only snowfall but high winds, tree branches that hang over the roof, and other things that could potentially cause damage.
If you have gutters or a drainage system, be sure they aren’t clogged by leaves, sticks, dirt and other debris that not only cause water damage, but attract pests that can dig in to and puncture your roofing material.
When you have problems that are beyond your capability, always contact an Atlanta commercial roofing company who employs experienced, professional contractors who have the knowledge and training to diagnose the problem and perform the needed repairs.
From inspections to repair and installation, Kelco Roofing is dedicated to ensuring your commercial or industrial roof lasts as long as possible. Whether you are considering a completely new roof or want to know if the one you have now is in good enough condition to last for a few more years, give us a call!