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How to Properly Maintain Your Commercial Roof

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Jul 10, 2012 @ 08:00 AM
Proper roof maintenance is key to keeping your roof free from major issues. The roof is the most vulnerable part of the building when it comes to protecting the assets inside. It experiences the most abuse and we can thank the weather conditions and debris for that one. National Coatings recommends in order to properly maintain your commercial roof, you should inspect your roof at least twice a year; preferably before the winter/rainy season and soon after the rainy season has ended; fixing any issues immediately to prolong the roof life of your existing building. The AcryShield ARM System is a sure-fire way to avoid a costly tear off indefinitely! If your roof has already experienced degradation, we can refurbish it with the AcryPly Roof Restoration System and 10 years down the road, maintain it with the ARM System.   
Maintain Your Commercial Roof
  1. Remove all debris from the roof. Pipes, skylights, pitch pans, HVAC units and other equipment are perfect gathering locations for debris. It is important to remove all the debris because it traps and holds water, which will promote roof deterioration at a faster rate. 

  2. Check all your drains. Make sure they are open and functioning properly. It is a good idea to pour water down them and test them out because a clogged drain could cause a leak.   
     
  3. Test all gutters. Clear them of debris. 

  4. Check your roof for blisters and delamination. If you see these, we suggest you call National Coatings for a professional roof inspection 800-423-9557 or fill out our FREE roof evaluation form online

  5. Check the entire roof membrane for deterioration, holes, mechanical abuse areas, defects, separation at any seams and edges - if you see any of these failures, consider an ARM System now, so you don't have to replace and tear-off your roof later - this will save you thousands of dollars.
     
  6. Carefully inspect junctures at wall and equipment base flashings and pipe penetrations.
     
  7. Make sure sealant and caulking are in good tact

  8. Trim back any trees that hang over and are near your roof to avoid future unnecessary debris.

Tags: Roof Restoration, Roof Maintenance, Roof Coating, White Roof Coating, Cleaning Roof