You'll have plenty on your plate when setting up a new business. The last thing you'll want is to open up one morning to find your inventory or equipment has sustained water damage because of a leak in your roof. You might be surprised to know that this is a real risk even in new buildings, depending on the quality of the work done by the installer.
To safeguard your investment, there are a few steps that you can take with regards to your roof.
Keep it Clean
Roofs can accumulate a lot of dirt and debris. These can cause you a number of problems. Leaves, twigs, and debris that can hold water can cause faster deterioration of your roof if it rains frequently. During winter, you'll have to clean out the snow and ice several times. Snow doesn't drain as easily as water especially during very cold winters.
You can clean the roof on your own if it's sufficiently low. However, you might want to reach out to a commercial roofing contractor if your building is tall.
Have the Roof Regularly Inspected
Although you might be taking the best care of your roof, there are certain events you can't anticipate. One out of place shingle could be the start of a major problem for you. Therefore, it's recommended that you have your roof inspected at least once every year. Depending on the age of your roof, you might want to increase this to two annual inspections.
Ensure that the inspection is being carried out by a professional who knows what they're doing. This can help you to avoid a costly problem down the road.
Proper Installation of the HVAC Equipment
If your HVAC equipment is installed on your roof, ensure that the mounting is done properly. Poorly mounted HVAC equipment can put a lot of strain on your roof and cause some damage. When it's time to perform any kind of maintenance on this equipment, ensure that the technician understands the type of roof you have to avoid causing any damage.
Perform Repairs Immediately
Any delay in performing repairs could be the mistake that leads to a roofing disaster. You may assume that some leaks are small enough to be ignored for a while, but if the water ends up in the wrong place, you'll have a lot more to worry about than a small leak. Don't waste any time when repairs are needed.
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