It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like… Time for Preventative Maintenance
December is here. And while this time of year brings with it plenty of hustle, bustle, and preparation, this month is not just about shopping, decorating, and eating cookies. The busyness of the season makes it easy to overlook another important piece of preparation: preventative maintenance for your commercial roof.
This fall we responded to quite a few calls following heavy rains. Due to an earlier lack of rain in our area, trees lost a lot of leaves pretty quickly, which resulted in clogged drains and gutters. On top of one building, we found so many leaves we couldn’t see the roof—50 bags worth! Far fewer leaves than that can prevent rainwater from draining off the roof. With nowhere else to go, that water can then enter the building. The resulting roof leak is certainly not a surprise anyone wants to deal with, in December or at any other time of year.
Right now it’s critical to prepare your commercial roof for winter. You must remove all debris from your roof, as snowfall on top of that debris can lead to some real trouble for your building. Make sure gutters, roof drains, and drain areas are clear so that any precipitation can run off the roof easily when the weather finally turns. This is a job you can take care of by yourself, depending on the roof, the level of safety, and your comfort level. Debris removal can be a pretty big job, though, so it’s important to call in a professional if you’d prefer not to handle it on your own. It’s also worth considering the additional expertise a professional roofing contractor can bring to this task through a preventative maintenance program.
The Ridgeworth Roofing team is trained to identify issues beyond debris collection, and our experts can work with you to address those issues before they become real problems for your roof. A thorough inspection will ensure that your roof is in good shape for winter, a time when snow, sleet, and ice can wreak havoc on a commercial roof. We’ll take care of the details, both big and small, and walk you through anything we can do to avoid roof headaches in the weeks and months ahead.
These days, we all have plenty going on in our lives and plenty to worry about. Give yourself a gift that keeps on giving: the peace of mind that your roof is in good shape for the winter. So sit down, eat some cookies, make your to-do list and check it twice—and make sure that scheduling your annual inspection and preventative maintenance is right on top. Give us a call today and we’ll prepare your roof to keep you protected.
All of us at Ridgeworth Roofing wish you and yours a healthy and happy holiday season.