A building’s roof is the first line of defense against the harshest conditions the environment can throw at it. And if you have spent some time in Hail Alley, you are no stranger to the specific effects that extremes like large hail, excessive ice, and high winds can have on roofs of all types. Your roof is the initial and primary protection against not only the weather but damaging everyday hazards that can assault your roof – well, every day. These factors can all cause damage that can turn small problems into big problems if ignored; problems you discover when someone complains about water being where it should not be – inside your building. The key to keeping your commercial roof healthy is the same as it is for keeping you healthy: regular checkups!
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
A commercial roof is an easy thing to ignore, quietly doing its job while you do yours – until it rudely demands your attention! If a storm comes through at night, you may not even know about it if there is no evidence the next morning. Seasonal trees may block drainage one year but not the next depending on the weather timing. Ice and snow can be an unknown factor if such extremes are rare in your area. A/C maintenance crews, Christmas light installers, flying debris, crash-landing drones… there are many unpredictable hazards that can create small flaws looking to become big ones.
There will be times when the need for a roofer is apparent from evidence inside the building: you find water stains on a ceiling tile, feel excess moisture in the air, have discolored walls, or damp carpet. But often you have moisture entering the building in small amounts via minor voids in the roof that only a professional inspection will uncover. Even the smallest amount of water penetration today can mean big trouble tomorrow, so if you detect faint mildew odors or find hidden mold, these are signs you should have Coryell Roofing inspect your roof today. Coryell will provide a certified commercial inspection at no cost, so there is no need to put it off. Peace of mind comes from knowing your roof is being assessed annually, that no big surprises are around the corner, and that if problems arise, you’ve got pros at the ready.
In short, roofs that endure many years of Hail Alley weather need a wellness check! First, do regular visual inspections several times a year by you or your maintenance crew (following all safety best practices!). Look for obvious damage, ensure drains, gutters, and scuppers are clear of blockages and remove random debris. Next, schedule annual and post-storm inspections by a certified and endorsed commercial roofer like Coryell Roofing. Our experience and thoroughness will uncover any hidden issues that might escape detection by less critical eyes. These two simple things are your most powerful tools to ensure that your roof performs as it should, for as long as it should.
So, give your roof a little attention throughout the year, have Coryell Roofing & Construction perform a no-cost certified inspection annually, and keep your roof happy and healthy. It’s the best way to ensure that everyone under the roof stays happy and healthy, too.