No matter what part of the country you live in, prepping your commercial roof for winter is part of yearly scheduled maintenance that keeps your whole building in proper working order. Keeping your roof free of damages ensures that your structure will also better withstand winter weather. Find out how Eagle Rivet Roofing can help prep your commercial roof for the winter.
Professional Inspection and Analysis
Scheduling a yearly inspection as winter approaches is the best way to ensure that your roof is prepared. Months of summer heat and direct sunlight, stormy weather, pooling water, temperature fluctuations, and rooftop traffic can negatively impact your commercial roofing system. Other causes such as recent HVAC repairs or maintenance, property renovations, and older roofing systems call for more regular inspections. Scheduling an inspection in early winter is ideal for finding roof damages or weathering issues that may be present. This will help keep repair costs low and provide a solution sooner. The professionals at Eagle Rivet conduct a complimentary Roof Condition Analysis (RCA) report to help you make sure your roofing system is in excellent condition. Our experts will perform a 15-point visual inspection that includes:
- Roof measurements
- Photographs of immediate roof damage
- Potential problems that can cause more damage in the future
- Infrared tools for roofing analysis
Commercial Roof Leak Repairs
Fixing leak repairs may be as simple as identifying weak spots or damaged areas of the roof. If a potential roof leak disrupts your building operations, having a plan of action to protect your employees, guests, electronics, equipment, and supplies will help you create a contingency plan for future leaking repairs. Roofing contractors will inspect the area where it is leaking, and they’ll then soak up any present water, spread a layer of a thick coating of roof cement on the bottom edges, and seal them. By doing this will not only prevent any future leaks from happening but will also extend the life of your commercial roofing system.
Commercial Flat Roof Repair
Different than residential or minor flat roof repairs, commercial flat roofs require professional handiwork for extensive repairs. Everything from roof access, to industrial-grade tools, is necessary to fix a roof on a large commercial flat roof. Even if the roof doesn’t have any significant damage or leaks, your roof maintenance plan should include resealing the roof membrane every 7-10 years. Failing to do this will result in costly repairs and will degrade the roof the quickest. Be sure that you stay on top of simple flat roof repairs to avoid high costs later.
Commercial Roof Waterproofing
Commercial waterproofing systems have membranes buried beneath the earth, pavers, pavements, or other materials that can support foot and car traffic. These types of systems need careful design and installation because once they are installed and buried, it becomes harder to inspect and make repairs. If you choose to install a waterproofing membrane, there are many different options to pick from, including:
- Rubberized asphalt
- Butyl rubber
Eagle Rivet Roofing is an independently-owned, full-service roofing company specializing in commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential roofing and roof maintenance services. We serve all of New England, Eastern New York, and Florida. Contact Eagle Rivet Roofing for all of your roofing needs.