The roof of a building is one of its most important components. Not only does it provide protection from the elements, but it also adds to the structural integrity of the building. When it comes to industrial roofs, not many people are aware of the unique challenges they present. If you are unfamiliar with the requirements of an industrial roof, here are some of the things you need to know:
Industrial roofs require inspections at least twice a year to maintain its integrity and for early identification of problems that may need attention. Biannual inspections will allow you to spot and treat any problems quickly before they can become serious and costly to repair.
In addition to these regular inspections, you should schedule an inspection after every severe weather event to analyze the condition of the roof components and identify any damage. This inspection will provide you with a report about the condition of the roof and any action that needs to be taken after a storm.
An industrial roof needs regular maintenance to keep it in good condition and to prolong its life. If maintenance is neglected the roof will quickly deteriorate causing multiple problems like decay and leaks. A leaking roof can damage the underlying support structure of the building, causing decay and damaging the electrical systems. Neglect of an industrial roof can set off a chain of events that can become quite severe. Some businesses may experience loss of equipment and inventory due to water damage and it may even affect their insurance cover. If you own an industrial building you must have a regular maintenance plan in place to ensure that the roof is in good condition at all times.
If problems have been identified after an inspection, it is crucial to have the repair work done as soon as possible. Damage like open seams or punctures in the roof structure, for example, can quickly become worse if not attended to promptly. The same goes for less serious maintenance issues such as strengthening and sealing to prevent future damage from occurring. If you do not take care of these problems immediately they can turn into something more serious that could result in major costs to the business.
Proper maintenance of industrial roofs is different from caring for residential roofs and you should take the unique needs of such roofs seriously if you want to avoid the risk of damage to your business.
For more information about our maintenance and repair services for industrial roofs, please contact Ultimate Roofing in order to learn more how we can help with your industrial roofing maintenance, don’t hesitate to give us a call.