Many businesses have flat or low-slope roofing systems. Other than having it inspected by an Atlanta roofing company, there are some things you can do yourself to extend the life of your flat roof. This is important considering the expense of total replacement. With storm season coming up there’s always the risk of damage from hail, high winds and heavy rain. We’re sharing a few simple things below you can do to ensure your commercial roof is in good shape.
Perform an interior inspection. Of course you can’t see where a potential problem is on the roof from inside the building, but you can spot signs of potential water damage which may indicate a leak in the roof. Some of the things to keep your eyes open for include:
- Water stains on the ceiling
- Mold and mildew
- Paint that’s peeling
If you notice any of these signs of water damage, contact our professional roofers right away.
Keep traffic on the roof to a minimum. There are times when it’s necessary for people to get up on the roof, such as HVAC contractors or even your own maintenance crew. Whatever the reason is, keep a log of who’s going onto your flat or low-slope roof and the reason for doing so. When HVAC contractors or other workers must go on the roof, request that they walk along duckboards and designated walkways as much as possible. If you do have your own maintenance crew who checks the roof occasionally, have them check the gutters, scuppers and drains and clear them of any debris if necessary. This will help prevent standing water which can quickly become a huge (and costly) problem.
At Kelco Roofing we believe in building personal relationships with all of our clients. Trust and clear communication are vital to a good working relationship. By working with our team we can become familiar with your facility which makes it easier to diagnose any issues and determine the best approach to resolving the situation. Whether you need an inspection, roof repair or even a total replacement, rely on our Atlanta commercial roof experts for unsurpassed service and results.