Just like a residential roof, a commercial roof needs periodic maintenance to unlock its full potential and provide adequate protection for as long as possible.
Although largely ignored, roof maintenance is actually a chance for building mangers to detect smaller problems before they turn into disasters and keep the structure safe.
Maintenance operations require some time and resources, but they are affordable and really worth every penny due to the long-term benefits they provide:
· Maintenance maximizes the service life of a commercial roof
Average commercial roofing systems are designed to last 15-20 years, but the lack of regular maintenance will reduce their life span to 10-15 years, because of premature wear and undetected problems that make a roof vulnerable. It is important that professional Centennial roofers are called on to preform routine scheduled inspections, maintenance, and repairs.
· Roof maintenance also protects the interior of the building
When a roof starts to leak, there will not be only water infiltrations in the attic, but also in the rest of the building, negatively impacting day-to-day operations as well as the indoor comfort and energy efficiency.
· Maintenance operations reduce liability
Unstable roofs not only cause property damage and structural problems, but also safety hazards. Commercial roofs are flat and most of them allow traffic, especially that they typically store equipment (HVAC systems, solar panels etc.). Overflows can make them slippery thus very unsafe to be walked on.