Commercial roof maintenance is not about fixing something that is broken. It’s about taking a proactive approach, preventing issues such as water damage to preserve the structural integrity of the building. As such, facilities managers and commercial property owners must do their part in making sure the roof is properly maintained.
In today’s post, local roofing contractor Wilson Roofing discusses the key features present in a maintainable commercial roof.
Flat roofs need to have functional, built-in drainage to help remove moisture and debris. Poor drainage can lead to serious issues, from leaks to structural damage.
Safe Roof Access
A maintainable commercial roof is easy to access to ensure inspections and subsequent repairs from a reputable roofing company are carried out seamlessly. Owners and managers, however, must make sure access is limited to only a handful of people. The more foot traffic the roofing system receives, the more likely it is to suffer from excessive strain.
Ample Space Near Penetrations
Utility pipes, signs, outdoor HVAC units and other penetrations must have sufficient clearance for inspections and repairs. They should be at least a foot from roof edges and other penetrations on the rooftop.
The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has set guidelines regarding the height of equipment stands for roofers to use whenever they perform maintenance and repairs. Large equipment requires higher stands.
At Wilson Roofing, we believe in offering affordable roofing services in the local area. Through providing energy-efficient solutions and teaching preventive maintenance, we can help install or repair your roof so it will last for decades to come.
Call us at (855) 501-2220 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate or a service request. We serve Austin, TX, and the surrounding areas.