If you’re a property owner or manager, chances are you’ve witnessed one too many roofs fail or deteriorate way before they’re supposed to reach the end of their service life. The good news is that there are ways to make a commercial roof last longer.
1. Roof Access
Roof access can be a tricky terrain to navigate. On the one hand, you need to be able to access the facility’s roof to conduct repairs, inspections and regular maintenance. On the other hand, making roof access a little too accessible even to the public (read: people who aren’t allowed to be on the roof) can subject the roof to excess and unnecessary strain. Closely monitor interior and exterior access points. Consider locks and removable ladders for this purpose.
2. Efficient Drainage System
Water damage is one of the top offenders when it comes to a deteriorating roof. You can keep excess water out of the building by having a proper drainage system that will efficiently prevent water from pooling on the roof. It’s also a good idea to call for gutter repair services to keep the building’s gutters in peak condition.
3. Proper Pipe Support
To keep the pipes from rubbing against the roofing membrane, proper pipe support systems must be installed. This can be achieved through various means, such as brackets, sliding supports, rod hangers and the like. A well-designed pipe support system should be concealed so it can better accomplish its job.
Willi Roofing Services At Your Service!
Here at Willi Roofing Services, we understand that you want your roof to work as hard as you do. We are a roofing and gutter contractor that caters to residential and commercial roofs. Call us today at (512) 504-7900. We serve homes and commercial properties in Pflugerville, TX.