Ventilation is Key to Avoiding Emergency Roof Repair

Hot summer weather means that commercial roofing contractors across the country are gearing up for another busy season. For obvious reasons, the majority of roof services are performed during the warmer season, since accessibility makes for a much easier workload.

What many people do not realize, however, is that the extremes of hot and cold faced by many Canadian businesses can also cause a unique set of challenges when it comes to commercial roofing. Because of the wide range of temperatures faced by buildings in Canada, condensation is of particular importance when looking to avoid premature damage and accumulation of water.

Often times, the problem goes completely unnoticed until it is too late and emergency roof repairs are needed. What many business owners report as a leaking roof often turns out to be a simple case of too much condensation gathering within the roof, and then subsequently dripping down into the place of business and potentially destroying stock.

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Luckily, there are preventative measures that business owners can take. By investing in basic roof services that include the application of proper ventilation, they can save themselves both money and stress. A reputable commercial roofing company, like Design Roofing, is able to provide these roof services at a fraction of the cost compared to the expense of last-minute emergency roof repairs.

By simply adjusting the number of vents, the majority of future emergency roof repairs can be easily avoided. By providing an outlet for water as it evaporates, proper ventilation allows water vapour to escape back into the atmosphere, rather than pooling within the roof structure before plummeting back down towards valuable stock and merchandise.

In addition to providing additional vents, most commercial roofing companies will also take the opportunity to adjust and fix any soffiting issues (these can also lead to the accumulation of water in inopportune locations).

By providing basic roof services and maintenance, companies like Vancouver’s Design Roofing are able to solve ventilation issues long before they accumulate. With so much riding on a business’s physical condition, not taking the proper steps to avoid damage can quickly lead to disaster. Preventative maintenance is key to ensuring the safety and integrity of any commercial rooftop, particularly in the heat of summer and cold of winter. Ventilation, to avoid condensation, can make all the difference between small maintenance costs and picking up the bill for a completely brand new roof.

For Commercial Roofing, Summer Maintenance Prevents Winter Headaches

In the harsh northern climate of most Canadian cities, business owners must have the foresight to anticipate many weather related structural problems before they have the chance to accumulate, potentially leading to costly repairs. Nowhere is this concept more relevant than in the field of industrial roofing.

Although often out of sight, commercial roofing has the ability to become a real problem in a very short period of time. Because damage is often not noticed until accumulation has occurred, a faulty rooftop can easily cause tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage before ever being addressed.

Most roofing specialists recommend annual maintenance and check-ups to prevent this from occurring. Because commercial roofing is comprised of different building materials and is often subjected to different conditions than a home roof, it is highly recommended that a team of industrial roofing specialists, like those at Design Roofing, be called in to perform these yearly checks.

For commercial roofing in particular, these checks can be the difference between a small maintenance fee and the potential loss of thousands of dollars’ worth of stock and business hours. Because of temperature and weather conditions, these potential pitfalls are significantly easier to identify and address during the summer months.

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The warmth and lack of winter precipitation mean that industrial roofing repairs can be performed not only with better results, but also in significantly fewer hours. This not only saves the business owner money on billable hours, but also means that lost productivity is kept to an absolute minimum.

Of course, the roofing specialists at Design Roofing are able to work in all conditions when it comes to industrial roofing jobs. It is simply a matter of strategically timing certain maintenance tasks in order to provide the maximum value to their loyal clientele, and the warmer summer weather provides a perfect opportunity to do exactly that.

Industrial and commercial properties should have their rooftops inspected at a minimum of once per year for potential damage accumulation. From loose tiles, to damage cause by animals and weather, performing basic upkeep can easily save a business thousands of dollars in lost time and product. The summer provides the perfect opportunity to perform this basic maintenance without having to deal with the added cost and headaches associated with working through the harsh Canadian winter. The experts at Design Roofing have to expertise and experience needed to perform these tasks in a professional and efficient manner, potentially saving thousands of dollars along the way.

Keys to Maintaining a Flat Roof

If you hire a professional in the  commercial roofing business, a very common choice that they will recommend for your infrastructure is the installation of a flat roof. This makes sense for a number of reasons, but what many people fail to realize is that proper maintenance and upkeep can save a business owner both time and money, and can often prolong the need for a complete roofing replacement by years.

When dealing with flat roofing repairs and maintenance, there are a few simple things to keep in mind which can help relieve many of the headaches associated with a full roofing replacement. These tips are quick, easy, and best of all, can save thousands of dollars over the lifetime of a flat roof.

1) Check the roof top at least three times per year, particularly if the business is located near a high number of trees. Leaves, sticks, and other debris can clog drainage systems and lead to costly flat roofing repairs. If there is any build up on the roof top, it is best to call in a qualified roofing specialist to deal with the problem.

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Hot Rubber Roofing According to the Pros

Any business seeking to replace or install a roof on a commercial or industrial project will consider hot rubber roofing. The reasons are plentiful, as it is pretty much a standard in roofing no matter where you look. In this case, we will examine it through the eyes of one of the leaders in the field. Design Roofing has been a commercial contractor in Vancouver for almost three decades and among their many services offered, they make use of hot rubber. The system is called TREMproof 6100 which is ideal for concrete surfaces and waterproofing.

Hot Melt Rubber Waterproofing

The hot rubber roofing system is designed to withstand the elements and has impressive durability as well as flexibility. The adhesive offers great coverage and compensates for any structural movement, making it an extremely reliable way to keep your roof from being compromised over time. For a roofing contractor in Vancouver like Design Roofing, the superior waterproofing capabilities of their hot rubber application is the perfect shield against such a rainy climate. It also complements their long-standing tradition to quality and excellence in roofing. A roof that is properly installed will save clients many hassles and avoid expensive maintenance costs in the future.