Commercial Roofing Demands Special Attention

July 17, 2013 Laura MacCormac

The integral piece to any structure, whether it is commercial or residential, is always the roof. As the single most important factor in keeping the elements at bay, a building’s rooftop is also one of the most important places to maintain a regular schedule of upkeep.

For commercial buildings in particular, this maintenance can be quite a job. Given the fact that most businesses tend to include significantly more square footage than an average home, simply performing inspections properly can be a challenging prospect. With livelihoods, inventory, and safety on the line, it only makes sense to trust a business’s rooftop to the able hands of experienced experts.

In order to prevent damage before it has a chance to accumulate, most experts recommend having inspections performed twice yearly; once in the spring and once again in the fall. This allows for the addressing of concerns both immediately before and after the brunt of winter’s force hits. By stopping water before it has a chance to seep into small permeations where it can accumulate mold – or worse, ice – much of the costly damage associated with roofing repairs can be avoided.

The good news is that performing bi-annual inspections, even for those on Canada’s rain-soaked west coast, is usually enough to catch most problems before they have a chance to grow and accumulate collateral damage. A city like Vancouver can be a challenging place to maintain a proper commercial roofing schedule, but the area’s notorious climate has also led to the establishment of some of the most trusted teams of roofers in the country. Companies such as Design Roofing have assembled teams of experienced local roofers who have the background and knowledge necessary to tackle Vancouver’s rainiest months.

Remember to seek out the most reputable and trustworthy companies, to perform checks twice annually, and to stop the damage before it accumulates. Your business, your employees, and your bottom line will thank you.

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