Commercial roofing and maintenance – The benefits of regular roof inspections

I’d like you to think about how as human beings our bodies are exposed to elements that put strain on us, which in turn leads to ageing. As we get older it gets more and more important for us to look after ourselves. We have to put things in place to maintain our health and well being – like exercising and eating healthily. Having these good habits will hopefully result in a longer and more active life. You could call this a form of maintenance.

A roof should be treated in exactly the same way. It should be no surprise to expect to have to spend time and money on maintaining your roof area. For 24 hours a day, 365 days a year your roof is exposed to of all types of elements including rain, sun and wind – as you know, here in Scotland, we get a little more that our fair share of the bad weather.

How often should you inspect your roof?

If it’s been a while since you’ve had your roof inspected you should organise a full assessment before carrying out any work just to make sure you know exactly what the full situation is. You may feel comfortable performing a roof inspection yourself, however we recommend hiring a professional commercial roofing contractor with all the correct equipment for the job.

In most cases the roof can’t be seen everyday, and therefore if it’s out of sight it’s and out of mind. Occasionally roofing problems may be obvious from inside the property, for example water stains, damaged tiles and mould. If this is the case it could be that there is a small crack in the roofing structure.

With this in mind, the recommended frequency of roof inspections is every 6 months – before winter and before summer. We also recommend a roof inspection after extreme weather conditions, which luckily doesn’t happen too often in Scotland.

In summary, regular roof inspections and maintenance can prolong the life of your roof and can result in any roofing problems needing repaired rather than a full roof replacement. Thus costing you less money, time and inconvenience in the long run.

It’s never too early to call your commercial roofing contractor

Have you ever experienced a small ceiling leak in your property before? If so you’ll know how much damage just a small problem can make.

Although you may not enjoy spending money on roofing repairs and inspections, you have to appreciate that the roof is the most important part of your commercial building – it’s what protects your employees, your materials and your furnishings from all the weather elements.

The last thing you want is to have to do cease trading to repair or replace your roof due to poor maintenance – something that could have been prevented.

Remember that the best commercial roofing companies will be more than happy to pop out to your site for a free roof assessment prior to starting any work.

If you are looking for help and assistance with commercial roof inspections or assessments, please call Industrial Roofing Scotland today on 01592 372573.

Have a great day,

Jamie.