Three Essential Tips When Performing Your Own Roof Maintenance

Roof Maintenance
7/26/2016

When caring for your roof, attention to detail matters. If you own a large building, it pays to perform regular roof inspections and assessments and to enlist the aid of a skilled provider of roof management. For smaller buildings, however, many owners seek to save money by performing basic maintenance on their own. While this can be a cost-effective solution in the short term, it is always advisable to seek the guidance of an industry professional should a problem arise. However, if you do plan to perform your own roof maintenance, it is critical that you heed a few basic pieces of advice. In this post, we’re going to provide you with three tips to help you when performing your own roof maintenance.

Look for damage

Obviously, any damaged areas on your roof need to be repaired immediately. More importantly, however, you want to ensure the integrity of the underlying roof structure by checking for mold, water damage and rust.

Inspect the irregularities

The irregular portions of your roof are the most common points of failure. While the majority of your roof is a consistent plane, the seams, creases, vents, equipment installations and overhangs can be problematic. Serving as gateways for moisture and water, be sure to check these areas closely to ensure that all of the meeting points are sealed tightly.

Mind your footing

Above all else, stay safe! Especially on inclines, it is essential that you wear proper footwear and carefully – slowly – move across the surface of your roof.

At Wharry Engineering, we proudly offer the area’s best roof maintenance and management services. Employing the industry’s best architects and engineers, we help our clients overcome the daily challenges of maintaining their roofs and, more importantly, their businesses. If you’ve been looking for a cost-efficient, effective way to manage your building’s roof, contact us today to discuss how we can help.

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