1. Regular roof inspections are important for commercial property owners operating in hurricane-prone areas.
A commercial roof inspection performed before the threat of severe weather will reveal damage and deterioration that could make your roof vulnerable in the event of a major hurricane like Irma. Items identified through an inspection can include:
- Cracked cement
- Cracked or decaying caulk
- Open laps
- Loose nails/screws
- Water blisters
An inspection will allow you to properly prepare your roof before a storm hits, giving you a better chance to withstand severe weather and limit damage to other parts of your commercial property.
2. Regular inspections will also help you know if your building is “hurricane-ready.”
Inspections will identify items that may need to be secured ahead of a storm, such as vents, plumbing, a/c units, and other rooftop equipment or machinery. A small problem on a normal day could escalate into a major issue when a major storm hits, and if a routine inspection had been completed prior to the storm, you might have been able to avoid major damage that started as something you were not aware of.
3. Being prepared.
It’s important to be proactive and prepare for hurricane and rainy season with a commercial roof check-up to fix any issues that could cause problems before they arise. If you wait until hurricane season, or worse, wait until a hurricane hits, you risk dealing with damage that could have been avoided with proper preparation.
Part of being proactive is not only an inspection, but allowing yourself time to make any necessary repairs to your commercial roof before hurricane season arrives. You are also aligning yourself with a trusted professional that you have a relationship with should disaster strike and you don’t have the luxury of selecting the very best.
Proactive commercial roof maintenance makes all the difference for a commercial property owner when it comes to weathering a hurricane or getting the most out of their existing roof. Having your roof inspected (and repaired if needed) before storm season can help limit your losses and minimize disruptions to your business or that of your tenants.