Although commercial roofs are mostly flat and therefore less affected by strong winds, when it comes to severe phenomena (storms, tornados, hurricanes), debris lifted in the air may fall on the roof and cause damage. The amount of rainwater may also create problems.
Preventing storm damage means, first and foremost, keeping the roof in good shape throughout the year, to increase its chances of coping with such extreme phenomena.
Therefore, it is advisable to make a preventive maintenance contract with a Denver commercial roofing company.
Here are some basic measures that can be taken to prolong the life of a commercial flat roof and minimize water infiltration:
- Systematically remove debris from the roof, such as leaves, twigs, dirt, bird debris etc., to ensure proper water drainage.
- Keep the metal components of the roof in good condition, by replacing damaged seals, removing rust, replacing screws and other fasteners, and making necessary repairs in a timely manner.
- Properly maintain the equipment installed on the roof (satellite dishes, solar panels, air conditioners, etc.) and check the condition of the membrane after each intervention on this equipment, to make sure that it has not been damaged.
- Repair the waterproofing areas and membranes affected by spilled oils, greases, coolants and other technical liquids before the waterproofing is perforated.
- Minimize roof traffic (limit it to authorized personnel only!).