The fall season is a perfect time check your business’ roof to ensure there are no issues. Performing routine maintenance is a great way to remain proactive and avoid spending money on potentially costly repairs. Most roofing companies will tell you to prepare a maintenance checklist, which will vary depending on the style of roof and whether you have a flat or a sloped roof. In case of doubt, always contact a roofing professional (that’s why we’re here!).
Here are a few things to keep in mind about these different types of roofs.
- Flat Roofs
A flat roof is a great option for large buildings, as it offers additional space for HVAC units, skylights, and other accessories. The main risk of using a flat roof is that it is much more prone to standing water. A flat roof is also more suspectable to punctures, due to the increased likelihood of people walking on a flat roof compared to a sloping roof. These punctures can weaken the exterior of your roof and cause moisture to seep under the top layer. Looking out for these potential vulnerabilities during the fall season is a great way to remain proactive and avoid significant roof damage for your business.
- Slope Roofs
The vast majority of slope roofs are made with asphalt, tile, or metal. These materials are vulnerable to weather conditions, erosion, and may experience damage over time. Always checking your roof for signs of leaks is a good way to remain proactive. You should also check individual shingles or tiles for any signs of leaks, while you need to look for bent or corroded panels on a metal roof. Most sloped roofs also have a roof deck underneath the shingles, as this will also need to be inspected on a routine basis. Common signs of roof damage from inside a building include mold and mildew growth, rust on support beams, or dripping water during a rainstorm.
Durable Roofing Can Handle Your Fall Maintenance Needs
Durable Roofing is one of the most experienced roofing companies in Chicago with over five decades worth of experience in the industry. Our professionals understand the importance of performing roofing maintenance. The changing seasons can create damage to roofs due to the extreme temperature swings, but we are here to help you with all of your commercial roofing needs.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and see why we are one of the leading roofing companies in Chicago!