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Taking Care Of Your Commercial Roof

If you're about to install a new commercial flat roof, you need to understand exactly how it should be installed and how to maintain it. Commercial flat roofs can last a long time, but you need to make sure that you are paying attention to them by doing regular inspections.

You also need to make sure that you are doing what is necessary to keep it looking its best. Here are some things that you need to be aware of when installing and maintaining a commercial flat roof. 

Roof Angle

Your commercial flat roof must be angled so that water can easily run off it. Otherwise, water will start to settle in different parts of the roof. The settling of water in different parts of the roof can cause the roof to deteriorate more quickly than it should.

It can also cause mold and algae to start growing on your roof. You should always make sure that you are hiring experienced professionals to install your commercial flat roof for you. 

Cut Trees

Keeping trees around your property is sometimes a necessity. The right types of trees can create shade which can make your property a lot cooler, especially in those warmer months. However, trees can be dangerous to your commercial roof, especially when they start hanging over it.

You need to make sure that you are trimming them regularly. When branches and limbs start falling on your flat roof, it can damage the shingles which can lead to extensive repairs.

Walk Pads

A flat roof is a great place to store equipment safely. For commercial buildings, it is usually a great place to store components of your air conditioning unit. However, storing things on your roof means that occasionally people will have to walk on it to access equipment. 

It is always a good idea to ensure that you place walking pads on top of your flat commercial. Place the walk pads in a straight line so that it is easy to get from one point of the roof to the next. 

Proper installation and maintenance of your commercial roof is a must. If you take the time to ensure that you get it installed the right way and consistently maintain it, you should be able to keep it looking its best. By keeping it free of debris and making sure that it is protected from the wear and tear of foot traffic your commercial roof should last for a long time.

Speak to a commercial roofing service to find out more.