6 Benefits of Having your Commercial Roof Inspected
We all know that the weather in Colorado can turn on a dime. That’s why it’s crucial to make sure your roof is protected against anything and everything! Investing in a commercial roof inspection will ensure that you catch small problems early on and safeguard your roof against future damage.
Why do I need a commercial roof inspection?
1. Take care of small, easy-to-fix repairs
Getting a semi-annual inspection of your roof on the books is a simple way to ensure that minor problems are taken care of early on. This yearly routine will help you avoid extensive damage to your roof and save you the inconvenience of costly commercial roof repairs.
In Colorado, the optimal times for a yearly commercial roof inspection are the spring and fall months.
2. Identify hail and other weather-related damage
Having your commercial roof inspected immediately after a storm will help you detect any resulting issues before more extensive damage is caused. Just because your roof isn’t currently leaking doesn’t mean there isn’t structural damage that needs to be addressed. Storms can reduce the strength of the roof.
Even if the roof survived a storm, subtle damage may be present that can weaken the roof enough for it to fail during the next storm.
3. Identify vegetation/wildlife damage
Two types of commercial roofing problems that are often overlooked are those caused by vegetation and wildlife. For example, tree limbs can rub or crash against a roof and clog drainage.
Bird droppings and nests can erode materials and impair water drainage systems, and raccoons can tear into roofing material and find shelter on top of your building. These problems become especially prevalent during the spring and fall seasons when there is an increase in debris and wildlife activity.
4. Identify drainage issues
Proper roof slope and drainage go a long way in extending the life of your commercial roof. Overflow can create leaks by pushing water into areas it would not normally go. Regular inspections can help you locate areas where there is standing water or collected debris. By identifying these problem areas early on, you can resolve moisture retention before leaks arise.
5. Identify leaks and leak-related damage
A leak is never a good sign, but it’s also good information that your roof system has structural damage. It’s important to remedy the problem before it worsens.
Even the smallest leak can cause considerable damage to your building from mold or structural damage. While leaking is most common after a heavy rainstorm, it is usually an indication that damage has been building up for some time. A commercial inspection will identify leaks so that you can address them as soon as possible.
6. Simplify your Insurance Claims
If you have building insurance and your roof is protected against storm and severe weather damage, you should always have your roof inspected to have a detailed report on the condition of your roof.
These reports simplify the process for making an insurance claim, and you’re more likely to have your claim approved when the report comes from a credible source with detailed information for damages, repairs, and estimated costs.
Scheduling a roof inspection isn’t something that should be put off. By getting an inspection, you can address existing damage and avoid more extensive problems down the line.
J&K Roofing is Here to Help
J&K Roofing is a local Colorado business. With over 35 years of experience, we are experts in commercial roof inspections and repairs. To find out more about how we can help you maintain your commercial roof and to schedule an inspection, give us a call.