6 Best Practices to Ensure your Commercial Roof Lasts Longer
Your businesses roof is the most important aspect when it comes to the safety and protection of all those inside. Industrial Roofing Services (NE) Ltd are here to provide customers with 6 of the best practices that will help ensure your roofs last longer.
1: Use a sealant to protect the roof from harsh weather
Sealants help protect the roof from harsh weather conditions. The best part of this, is the protection it offers from dirt and debris, something that can get into your business and cause long term property damage leading to much more expensive repairs later on down the line. We recommend a silicone-based or acrylic-based sealant for maximum protection against all weather conditions.
2: Consult with an architect for best practices on how to design your roof
Your roof will need a good balance of weight and durability, as well as consider the safety of people in close proximity to it. It is also important to consider whether environmental factors, such as hail storms or high winds, could make your roof more damage prone.
Designing your roof may seem daunting at first, but our experts have years of experience handling all types of industrial roofs.
3: Invest in a quality material that will withstand all types of weather
The material that you choose to put on your business’ roof will determine it longevity. The material must be able to withstand all types of weather, otherwise it could lead to a costly repair in the future. There many different quality products out there but our top recommendations would include:
- Metal Roofing
- Built – Up Roofing (BUR) Membrane
- Green roofing
- Spray – On Silicon
- Thermoset EPDM Roof Membrane
- Thermoplastic PVC & TPO Roof Membrane
Make sure your products are from a reputable manufacturer who have plenty of good reviews; you should also check if the company is licensed and insured as well. Furthermore, all quality products should be tested by an accredited lab. The last thing you want is your building being damaged due to faulty materials – so take care when choosing who will provide your roofing needs!
4: Install gutters and downspouts that direct water away from the building.
Whether you’re a commercial building owner or manager, it’s important to have the best gutters and downspouts installed. Commercial buildings can be at risk of water damage due to improper guttering installation. This could lead to costly repairs and place greater risk onto your workforce, with possible ensuing lawsuits.
5: Hire professionals who are experienced in commercial construction.
Commercial roofs are more than just protections from the elements, they are the essential safety-net for your employees and property. That’s why its important to hire professionals who are well experienced in commercial construction.
6: Keep up with maintenance by regularly checking for leaks and other damage.
Have a qualified roofing company inspect and repair any damages before they get worse. Use only licensed professionals who have passed all their necessary training courses in order to be certified for your location.
A good inspection will not only save you money but also time in the long run when it comes to repairing damages before they get worse. You’ll never need to worry about leaks or water damage again if you keep up regular inspections.
Commercial roofs are often exposed to harsh weather for long periods of time, it is imperative that you invest in the right materials and hire experienced professionals. The more you know about commercial roof construction, the better of your business will be. Industrial Roofing Services (NE) Ltd can help you take care of your roofing needs by consulting with an architect how best to design your roof and then help you find experts who specialize in commercial construction work.
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