How to Properly Maintain Commercial Roofs

As a property manager, it’s your responsibility to ensure your building’s roof is in good condition. Keeping an entire building in tiptop shape is no walk in the park, and adding roof-related concerns doesn’t make things easier. Fortunately, by following these handy tips from Berry Roofing & Solar you can easily keep your commercial roofing in optimal condition.

How to Properly Maintain Commercial Roofs

Tip #1: Pay Attention to Drainage

Standing water on your roof creates a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests and can also compromise your roof’s structural integrity. If you notice standing water, see if you can identify why the roof’s drainage system is failing. Common culprits include trees nearby, producing twigs, leaves and other debris that land on your roof and block the gutters.

A thorough cleanup can help you address the drainage problems. Don’t hesitate to hire a pro to perform roof repairs if the drains still aren’t working after the blockages have been cleared.

Tip #2: Monitor Accessibility

Only grant authorized persons (namely yourself and the roofing crew) access to the roof. Since excessive foot traffic can wear out your roof, it’s best to keep the rooftop inaccessible to the public.

Tip #3: Teamwork

Encourage your tenants to reach out to you if they spot any leaks or suspect any damage on the roof. Keep an eye out for any additions that might damage or penetrate the roofing layers.

Protecting the Roof Over Your Head

Here at Berry Roofing & Solar we take pride in being the area’s premier roofing company. We offer solar tubes, roof repairs and more. Call us today at (951) 900-1309 if you’re a resident of Inland Empire, at (949) 698-8111 if you’re in Orange County or at (909) 797-2239 if you’re in San Bernardino County.