Maintaining your commercial property’s roof should be of high importance when it comes to your business. Ignoring issues can cost you later on, including water damage to equipment and machinery. A hazardous environment could also cause business interruptions you don’t need. But what about industrial roofing? Roofs for this type of building often have unique requirements, designed specifically for your needs. Therefore, a deterioration in its condition can have a direct impact on your business operations.
Follow these expert tips to maintain an industrial roof.
Why Is Industrial Roofing More Vulnerable?
Industrial roofing often has to withstand more significant impacts than residential or other types of commercial roof. It can suffer wear and tear from above and underneath thanks to both eternal forces, i.e. the weather, and internal activities happening within the industrial building. This includes exhausts and chemicals. The roofing may also be supporting more structures, including enhanced ventilation, large chimneys and roof lights. Without proper installation and maintenance, elements of your industrial roof may be prone to issues such as leaks, especially if there are flat roofs present.
Roofing Inspections & Maintenance
Ensure you have a strict schedule for roof maintenance, which you could book in twice a year. However, it’s also important to check the roofing area before and after severe weather such as storms, heavy rainfall, hail and snow. If you see anything you’re not sure about, contact a roofer immediately. If water gets into the industrial roofing structure, it could start to cause issues you’re not aware of yet. Even if there are no visible leaks, moisture present could cause rot and damp, a reduction in air quality and cracks to form if it turns to ice. A roofer can inspect every part of the structure, including any guttering present.
Upgrade Your Roofing
If your industrial roof is old or has started to experience frequent problems, consider whether it’s time for an upgrade. All roofing has a lifespan, but this can be even shorter with industrial roofs, which take a battering from all angles. Rather than replace the roof with the same materials, a good roofer will be able to present you with a variety of solutions. Modern materials have advanced far beyond roofing systems of the past, producing seamless, waterproof ways to maintain your roof for many years. This includes flat roofs across a large area and those which need to support heavier loads. Speak to a professional about the types of roofing which are going to meet the demands of your industrial property.
Speak to a Roofing Expert
At South Thames Roofing, we regularly work on different types of commercial roofing, whether you need roofing repairs, installations, inspections or maintenance work. We cover a wide area of South London and Surrey, including locations in Hampton, Thames Ditton and Tolworth. Contact us now for a free, no-obligation estimate.