How to Care for a Commercial Roof

Getting a Roof Inspection is something that you should be doing yearly, to ensure that your building is up to code. This yearly inspection should be done by a professional, as it is important to make sure that your building is safe for all individuals entering and exiting. This being said, there are actually quite a few things that you should also be doing over the course of the year so that you make sure you will have no additional issues. Without following this list of items, you may find yourself and your roof with recurring problems and unexpected failures, which can be a pain, and also take a bit away from the productivity of your company.

Commercial Roof Maintenance Checklist

  • Inspecting after all major storms is a must, as snow and ice, or even wind and rain can cause a lot of problems to your roof (especially if you have a flat roof).
  • Doing random inspections every 2 years is always a good idea
  • Keep a file in your office on your roof. This can be helpful in case anything happens, as you will have a record of all the things that have occurred to it in the past.
  • Keep your Warranty on file. This warranty can be a lifesaver, especially if you live in a place where the winters are harsh.
  • Clear all gutters and drainage areas. This is most likely not covered under your warranty, so you will want to do whatever you can to make sure that there are no problems that occur with this.
  • Walk around every few months on the roof and look for anything that seems out of place. Things such as sheet metal, or wires can cause a lot of problems when they are not in the right place.
  • Check for wrinkles and tearing in the roofing material.
  • Keep foot traffic to a minimum so that no major damage occurs.

At Burke Roofs, we offer some of the premier commercial roofs in all of New England, including the Boston area, as well as to towns such as Wakefield, Burlington, Reading, and more! If you are interested in or need a flat roof as soon as possible, feel free to contact us or call us directly at (781) 246-5622.

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