Mid-Winter Commercial Property Roof Maintenance

By Andrea Kaderlik

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The Team at APPRO Development would like to share some commercial property roof maintenance information with you and your team. Commercial and industrial property owners, beware! At this time of the year, it is important to check on the status of your roof. We have had a lot of freeze/thaw activity in the past few weeks, and it may have taken its toll on your roof.

"Lack of maintenance and SNOW REMOVAL can raise the risk of STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE/WATER ENTRY" according to B.L. Dalsin Roofing, a roofing subcontractor with whom we have worked for many years.

According to the same roofing subcontractor, in a recent newsletter:

  • If rain falls on a snow-loaded roof, the weight of the roof snow will increase rapidly.
  • Ice dams that are undetected and hidden under snow drifts increase snow load dramatically.
  • Ice buildup on gutters and downspouts cause weight and pulling that encourage structural damage to your roof.

All of these activities need to be addressed in order to avoid damage to your roof.

We would be happy to help connect you with a local reputable service provider for snow or ice removal and remediation, and to prevent further damage due to the thaw/freeze activity, common during this time of year.

Please contact our team at APPRO for additional details on getting help for your roof and/or your commercial or industrial building.

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You may also have interest in the following article:

 

http://blog.approdevelopment.com/commercial-building-maintenance-roofing

 

 Image Credit: by jnaithani via flickr (orignal, no alterations made)

    
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