The holiday season is a busy time for many businesses, and it can be easy to overlook essential maintenance tasks such as checking the condition of your commercial roof. However, taking the time to perform a quick inspection and address any issues before the winter weather can save you many headaches and expenses down the road.
One of the first things you should do is check for any visible signs of damage, such as missing or damaged roof system material, leaks, or standing water on the roof. Any moisture inside your building is also a red flag and may be related to issues with your roof. If you notice any of these issues, addressing them as soon as possible is vital to prevent further damage.
Another critical task is clearing roof debris, including leaves, twigs, and branches. Not only can these items block your gutters and downspouts, but they can also hold moisture against the roof, leading to leaks and other issues. Large debris could have damaged the roof when it landed, so definitely get a trained eye to inspect for damage in such cases.
In addition, it is a good idea to check that all your roofing vents and flashing are in good condition and properly sealed. These components help keep your roof correctly ventilated and prevent leaks, so it is important to ensure they are functioning properly.
Finally, it is always a good idea to have a professional roofing company thoroughly inspect your commercial roof around the holiday season. A professional can identify any potential issues and recommend the necessary repairs or maintenance to keep your roof in top condition. Coryell will inspect your business, school, or church roof and provide you with a detailed assessment, all for free (beats a lump of coal every time!).
Taking the time to properly maintain your commercial roof during the holiday season can help ensure that it will withstand the rest of the harsh winter weather and be ready for spring storms. And if evaluating your roof seems like just another hassle in your holiday hustle, let Coryell gift you with a no-cost, certified roof inspection to start the new year – it’s the best gift to give yourself AND your organization.
Happy holidays from the entire Coryell Roofing Team.