Monday, March 20, marked the first official day of spring in 2023! While many of us are eager for the weather to warm, many of us are still facing late winter storms that didn’t get the memo about spring starting this week.
No matter what part of the country you may find yourself in, spring is the optimal time of year to get your facility’s roof inspected. Summer can bring heavy rainstorms, strong winds, and hail, which can further damage your roof if it is not in good condition. Inspections in the spring can help identify existing weaknesses that need repair before summer storms hit.
What can you do to help prepare your roof for the warmer, wetter months of spring? Well, let’s begin by stating that you should never send anyone up on the roof who hasn’t had proper training. They could damage the roof or worse, injure themselves. Instead, call on the same professionals you use for repairs and maintenance throughout the rest of the year – the professionals at RoofConnect. Our dedicated service teams are here to help with all your roof maintenance and repair services.
Why Use RoofConnect?
RoofConnect has a nationwide network of contractors that can assist you with your roofing needs, anywhere in the country! Our maintenance services will extend and maximize the life of your roof, save you money by keeping your roof protected, and check ‘spring roof cleaning’ off your facilities’ to-do list. Spring maintenance services include:
Removal of Any Debris on Your Roof
We’ll take time to look for and remove all leaves, limbs, trash, and leftover equipment or parts left by HVAC technicians and other contractors. Something as small as a loose screw or nail could cause a puncture if stepped on. This is also a good time to trim back any low-hanging tree branches near the roof.
Clean, Repair, Or Replace Gutters, Drains, And Scuppers
Clogged gutters, drains, and scuppers can greatly reduce the flow of water draining off the roof during a rain event. This will lead to standing water on your roof that may eventually find its way into your facility.
Inspect The Seams And Flashing For Any Signs Of Damage And Repair Accordingly
Winter weather can be very harsh on your roofing system and may cause significant damage that leads to leaks. It’s a great idea to have your roof inspected while performing spring maintenance. We’ll inspect the flashing and seams on your roof to check for signs of damage and leaks. Doing an inspection now will help catch leaks before they become an issue in the future.
Wash Roofing Membrane To Remove Any Algae And Mildew
Both algae and mildew thrive in humid conditions. On your roof, they can grow undisturbed in areas that don’t have a chance to dry out completely between rain event and can quickly grow out of control. Mildew and algae don’t do any physical damage to your roof, but it is a sign of a larger problem. Algae and mildew are sure signs that there is ponding on the roof for long periods of time, stemming from a drainage issue.
Start A Maintenance Plan
RoofConnect offers a Roof Asset Management (RAM) program that will keep your roof in peak condition year-round. We’ll work with you to set a detailed maintenance schedule and budget that works for your entire portfolio, saving you money on maintenance and repair costs over the life of your roof system.
All repairs are done strictly sticking to manufacturer warranty requirements. This means you won’t have to worry about your warranty being voided if something goes wrong down the line.
If your roof needs spring cleaning or you just want to make sure it’s in good shape, proactive roof maintenance services are the way to go. Contact RoofConnect to get a head start on your spring cleaning today!