The winter can be a destructive season for any roofing system. A commercial roof is usually flat or low-sloped, and, while it is built tougher, it can still be subject to problems.
1. Snow Buildup
Winters in Ohio often include snowstorms. While it’s great to have fun outside in the snow, too much of it on the rooftops can be a bad thing. Most commercial roofs are nearly flat but still low-sloped, making their surface area a perfect place for snow buildup. There’s a certain load limit these roofs can carry, and, when there’s a particularly heavy snowstorm, they are exposed to stress levels enough to compromise their structural integrity.
Condensation forms when a cold surface comes into contact with warm air. Moisture can form on the attic or near the roof, leading to mold, mildew and damage to the other structures of the building. Water may also find its way to the exposed seams, causing blisters and other roof-related issues.
3. Wind Damage
Higher-than-normal wind levels as well as other unfavorable weather conditions expose commercial roofs to flying debris that can easily damage the roof surfaces. These natural occurrences are unavoidable, but there are ways to minimize the damage these can cause. Working with the best roofer in the area is a good start. Experienced roofers can identify signs of damage before they become worse and recommend the best course of action to fix these problems.
Preventing Winter Damage on Commercial Roofs
Before the harsh winter weather sets in, you should keep up with the roof’s regular maintenance procedures. Minor damage can easily be fixed by the contractor, but if the issues are recurring and are costing you a lot, it might be time for a complete roof replacement.
At Bradford Xteriors, we offer scheduled roof maintenance programs that can greatly extend the life of your commercial roof. If there’s no other recourse but to have it replaced, expect us to install high-quality materials and systems. You can be sure your commercial roof will be completed on time and within your budget – our pros are experienced in designing and installing major roofing systems like single-ply membranes, modified bitumen and built-up roofing.
Aside from providing roofing services, we also work do siding installations and repairs. Call us today at (614) 483-6215, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve Columbus, OH, and the surrounding areas.