How To Prep Your Roofing System for Winter

While you may not look at your commercial roof every day, it is still one of the most critical components of your building. At Great Lakes Roofing, we understand the havoc winter can wreak on your roofing structure. It’s better to prepare in advance than scramble to make the repairs in the spring.

How Old Is Your Roof?

When prepping your roof for winter, we need to know the age of your roof. Older roofs may show signs of aging and weather. Through the summer, your roof faces the full force of UV rays. Older roofs that haven’t undergone recent inspection should be a priority when it comes to prepping your roof for seasonal elements.

Have You Repaired Your HVAC System Recently?

When you have HVAC repair or maintenance to your commercial building, damage can occur to the roof. We check to ensure that the flashing and surfaces around your equipment haven’t been damaged during the repairs. Likewise, if you have had any renovations or alterations to your structure, we can check the integrity of your roofing system.

Have You Conducted an Inspection?

In early winter or fall, you may want to have a roof inspection performed. If you have any damage present, it is crucial to address it at that time. This will ensure you do not have roofing problems growing more severe over the colder months. We can correct the issues as quickly as possible.

When it comes to roofing inspections, you need a visual inspection at the very least. Decaying leaves, branches, and debris can clog your gutters and drainage systems. During the roof inspection, you can set up a roofing contingency plan. If a storm damages your roof or disrupts your operation, you can have a plan of action to protect your staff, guests, and all of your assets already in place.

Great Lakes Roofing services commercial roofs in Chicago and Northwest Indiana. If you need assistance with your commercial, industrial or institutional building before the winter months, contact us at (708)-512-4798 as soon as possible!

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