Daily operations of commercial property come with increased risks that require additional attentiveness. Not only are regular maintenance requirements in place for workplace safety and security, but it’s a necessity if you want to extend a building’s durability. One of the most crucial tasks a maintenance crew should oversee regularly is upkeep and repair. Here are seven commercial roofing factors that affect the lifespan of a roof as well as how to overcome them.
- Roofing System Health
Roofing system health is the most critical factor in how long a commercial rooftop will last. Roofing experts spend a lot of time over a roof’s lifetime scrutinizing performance levels. Not providing routine maintenance and repair will lead to an early roofing system failure. As local businesses rely heavily on annual budgets, minor roofing damage left unattended affect yearly business revenue expectancy. A delay because of budget concerns will eventually require an unexpected roof replacement, which commercial budgets are unprepared for.
- Roofing Material Quality
It shouldn’t be a surprise to business owners that quality does not always equate to quantity when it comes to roofing materials. If your roof is showing signs of early wear-and-tear, it may be that the company you bought your roof from used sub-standard materials that will not last the full roof warranty promised by manufacturers. If you are ready for a roof replacement, think about upgrading to a better material type to extend the lifetime warranty offered by manufacturers.
- Weather Patterns
Your business’s roof is the first line of defense against damage from weather. In the winter, pooling water during the day can freeze when temperatures plunge and create ice dams. During spring and summer storms, pooling water can quickly turn into a flood because of an improperly positioned gutter system.
Weight from snow and rain can also wreak havoc as a roof is not meant to withstand a great amount of weight. Extreme weather can cause a commercial building to lose years off its expected lifespan when a business owner does not follow maintenance and repairs. Annual roof checks will reduce these expenses.
- Proper Drainage System
Just as the weather causes problems, so too does an improper drainage system. Moisture is the most common reason commercial roofing repair and replacements are needed. If you have just purchased a building or are leasing from someone, take the time to have the drainage system assessed by specialists.
- Roofing Damage
North Shore Roofing advises customers to pay close attention when working in a commercial building. From installing equipment on the rooftop to renovating a building will lead to higher roofing maintenance costs in the long-term. It is also vital to note that unrepaired roofing damage will void insurance and warranties.
- Suitable Ventilation
As heat rises in a building, it will damage a roof if suitable ventilation is not in place. When heat is not able to escape through roof vents, it leads to premature shingle deterioration and causes damage to the structural integrity of the deck.
- Installation Standards
Hiring a roofing company can be stressful because you want a professional company that does great work. It’s important to use a roofer that understands the value of laying shakes or shingles properly. You also want someone who has experience with roofing installation standards. Take the time to research roofing companies will ensure you get the most out of a commercial roof. If installation mistakes are made, you could need a new roof in just a few years.
North Shore Roofing offers consultations and free estimates for commercial roofing repair or replacement. Contact us at (978) 977-3816 or at www.facebook.com/NorthShoreRoofingMA.