Roofs are exposed to the weather all the time, withstanding rain, snow, sunshine, wind, hail, heat and cold. While roofing products are made from materials designed and developed to stand up to even the harshest weather, any roof, especially flat roofing that is so common on commercial buildings, can do with a little help. Fortunately, there are lots of great weatherproofing materials like EPDM roofing Parker contractors offer and preventive maintenance activities that can make your commercial roof even more durable – here are some:
- Regular cleaning and inspection – removing all the debris, such as dead leaves, twigs and dust, from the surface of the roof is essential for maintaining its weather-resistant properties. Visit your roof twice a year and when it has been properly cleaned, have it inspected for faults and repaired if necessary. If your roof is flat, pay specially attention to the areas where you see ponding water – any water build-up signals the existence of a more serious roofing problem;
- Apply coating – there are many great weatherproofing products available today. They usually come in liquid form or in sprays and they can efficiently increase your roof’s resistance to water and UV radiation;
- Protect the seams – roofing seams are the weakest points on any type of roof, so make sure you add some extra protection by applying seam tape.