The Ultimate New Year Roofing Checklist
Now that we’ve entered a new year, it’s time to plan out your annual roofing checklist. Staying on top of your commercial roof maintenance means you’re less likely to deal with an unforeseen roofing emergency that interrupts business. Here is a list of roofing tasks you can expect, and how often they should be performed.
First Things First, Perform An Initial Inspection
Take some time early in the year to take stock of your roof’s condition. Do you see anything unusual? If you have access to it, venture into your building’s attic to check for any internal issues, including mold or water damage. If you don’t feel comfortable performing your own inspection, the team at SUNVEK can perform one for you! Remember, a professional roof inspection is recommended once a year.
Clean Your Roof
Even if you think your roof is in excellent condition, you’ll want to schedule your annual cleaning. While small debris might not seem like a top priority, clearing it away helps prevent ongoing damage, including uneven aging across your roof. You don’t have to perform this task yourself. A roofing company can take care of the job for you, so you’re able to start the new year off with a clean slate.
Clear Out Your Gutters
Once or twice a year, plan time to clear out and clean your gutters. Getting rid of troublesome leaves and debris allows for proper water drainage. An unclogged gutter system lasts much longer than a clogged one and replacing a gutter system can become quite expensive. Our recommendation for your roofing checklist: schedule your gutter cleanings in the spring and again in the fall. It’s up to you whether you’d prefer to tackle this chore yourself or bring in professionals.
Take Care of Roof Repairs
Have you been putting off a couple of repairs on your commercial roof maintenance list? Now is the time to schedule a time to finally cross them off of your list. While your repairs may seem unimportant, they can add up over time, evolving into a large-scale issue. This task can happen on a case-by-case basis, depending on the state of your roof.
Cut Back Imposing Trees
Trust us—the last thing you want to deal with during monsoon season is an unruly tree that causes expensive damage to your business. If large trees currently hang over your property, schedule time in the winter or early spring to cut them back. This restricts their damage-causing potential right before the growing season.
Decide Whether or Not You Need a New Roof
Investing in a new commercial roof is a huge investment that requires foresight and planning. After all, you’ll want time to prepare both your budget and your business for this undertaking. If your roof needs major repairs, a professional can perform a more thorough inspection and offer expert recommendations. From there, you can decide whether to try fixing the problem with roof repairs or commit to a commercial roof replacement.
Want to learn more about this subject? Read our blog “Should I Repair or Replace My Commercial Roof?”
Looking for Commercial Roof Service? SUNVEK Can Help.
Preventative maintenance is the best way to care for your commercial roof and stay ahead of larger issues. When you’re looking to hire an Arizona roofing company known for excellence and expertise, SUNVEK is your best choice. Together we can manage your roofing checklist. Read our testimonials and then contact our team for your free estimate.
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