As spring approaches, now is the perfect time to make sure the exterior of your business is in great shape. It is important that your commercial roof and the exterior of your building be intact, otherwise you could be wasting money on energy bills and run the risk of extensive damage. Check out this checklist on what to look for when it comes to your roof’s condition, exterior issues and when to consider roof repair in Denver or replacing the roof altogether.
Roof Inspection Checklist
With a business, time and property is money. Any time you have to put extensive outside effort into anything, it can take away from your priority—visiting with customers, taking care of your business and earning money! It is crucial to routinely inspect the roof of your business for issues. Ideally you should check the condition of your roof on a quarterly basis. By checking, you can make sure your roof is in quality shape. When looking at your roof, look for any damage, cracks or holes. Next, check the flashing to see if there are any cracks. If there are, air and water might be leaking inside of your building. If your roof has shingles, look to see if there are any cracked or missing pieces. To learn more about what to look for on specific roofs, read the roof inspections: checklist and information
Building Exterior Maintenance
It is equally as important to make sure the exterior of your building under the roof is in tip-top shape. First, look to see if there are any cracks or damage to siding or windows. This can lead to air and water leaks to the interior. This can drive up electrical costs or let water in, which could turn into a mold problem. It is also important to check the gutters. If the gutters are clogged with leaves, twigs, etc., it won’t do its job, which is to keep water flowing away from the foundation. Plus, if they are clogged, it can lead to added weight in which they will bend, sag and potentially break. Next, makes sure your sidewalks and walkways are not cracked or have uneven pieces. An accident could potentially hurt your business.
Considering a New Roof
When your roof has significant (or even somewhat significant) damage, it might be time to replace it. While an added expense in the short term, the savings you will take advantage of will pay off in the long run. Also, there are a variety of types of commercial roofs. If you determine it is a good time to replace a roof, you can find the right type of roof that might be better for your business.
When it comes to all of your commercial and residential roofing needs, The Roof Dr. can help. With over 43 years of experience and a variety of roofing services, we can fix or replace your roof so you can focus on your top priority: your business. Contact The Roof Dr.
for a free quote and to get started today.