Protect Your Investment: How To Safeguard Your New Commercial Roof

If it's time for a new roof on your commercial building, you know how much of an investment you'll be making. The last thing you want is to have your new roof wear out before it's time. Here are four steps you should take to safeguard your new commercial roof.

Consider Weather Conditions

Before you choose the material for your new roof, you want to consider the weather conditions. Depending on whether you have a flat, sloped or pitched roof, you'll need to choose a material that will stand up to the type of weather conditions your roof will be exposed to. If you have a flat roof, and your building will be exposed to extreme heat or cold, talk to your roofing contractor about rolled rubber roofing. This material is strong, durable, and holds up well to all types of weather.

Insist on a Protective Coating

If your commercial building is located in a region that experiences extreme temperature changes, insist on a protective coating. Protective coating provides a variety of benefits for the commercial roof, including energy efficiency and protection against sun, rain and snow. Not only that, but protective coating will extend the life of your commercial roof, which means you can wait longer for a replacement.

Inspect After Each Venture Up Top

When you own a commercial building, there may be numerous times when you need to send crews up to the roof. This is particularly true if your building has a flat roof. With a flat roof, your HVAC system, electrical boxes and roof drainage will be located up top. To make sure your roof isn't damaged, you need to schedule an inspection after each venture up top. This will allow you to catch damage, and have it repaired, before the problem gets out of hand. Even a small amount of damage can lead to leaks and roof deterioration.

Keep Your Warranty in Good Standing

Once you have your new commercial roof installed, you'll need to take the appropriate steps to keep your warranty in good standing. Your warranty will provide for repair or replacement of major damage. However, without proper care and maintenance, the company may void the warranty, which means you'll be left to foot the bill for repairs or replacement. To protect your warranty, ensure that your roof is inspected at least once a year, and that all repairs are taken care of in a timely manner.

Reach out to a company like WNC Roofing to learn more.

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