Winter is coming, and there are all kinds of things you should be doing to your industrial building to prepare it for the season. Preparing your roof should take priority over almost all of them. If your roof isn’t ready for the wintertime, it could end up being disastrous for you and your business. Here are some steps you should take to ensure your industrial roof will make it through another long winter.
Call on professionals to inspect your roof.
You should get yourself into the habit of having your roof inspected at least once a year. If you want to be extra careful, try and have roof inspection done twice annually. During a roof inspection, professionals will walk around on your roof and point out any issues you might have with it. They can catch things you wouldn’t normally see on your own.
Take care of any repairs that need to be made, no matter how minor they might be.
After your roof inspection is done, there will likely be at least a few repairs that your roofing professionals will recommend you make. From replacing caulking to repairing flashing, you should make sure these repairs get done as quickly as possible. Minor repairs can turn into major ones in the blink of an eye if you aren’t diligent about taking care of them.
Check to see if your gutters and downspouts are working properly.
The gutters and downspouts on your industrial building are just as important as your roof. If they aren’t working the way they should, snow and ice are going to hang around on your commercial roof for a lot longer than they should this winter. Clean dirt, leaves, and other debris out of your building’s gutters and clear out your downspouts. It’ll go a long way towards protecting your roof during the colder months.
Ray Roofing Supply can set you up with the roofing services you need to prepare your industrial roof for the winter. Call us at 330-452-8109 today to schedule a roof inspection, a roof repair, or even a complete roof replacement.