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How to Extend the Service Life of a Commercial Roof

How to Extend the Service Life of a Commercial Roof

While many commercial roofing materials have longer service lifespans than residential materials, few can actually reach their potential due to many factors such as weather damage or disrepair.

How to Extend the Service Life of a Commercial Roof

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ensure your commercial roofing system performs well throughout and even beyond its projected service life. In this post, ABM Services and Renovations shares some tips.

Clean the Surface

Twigs, leaves and branches may seem harmless when they end up on the surface of the roof, but they can scratch at its protective granules or coatings – essentially reducing the weather tolerance and even waterproofing of the roof.

Leaves are an underrated threat. When they start to rot, they draw in moisture that will eventually spread throughout the roof. This is very problematic especially for flat roofs as they don’t have any way to “naturally” shed moisture due to their lack of slope.

By regularly cleaning the surface of the roof, you reduce the need for general roof upkeep and can extend the service life of the material.

Proper Ventilation

Ventilation is how the roof breathes and is what keeps it from becoming brittle in the winter and retaining moisture damage during summer. Intake and exhaust vents are usually installed during initial commercial roof installation, and in the commercial setting, usually take the form of powered systems due to higher ventilation demands.

Apart from helping the roof reach its maximum service life, proper ventilation also has a positive impact on the comfort levels and energy efficiency of your property.

Preventive Roof Repair

This is the simplest way you can extend the service life of your roof. By doing preventive roof repair and maintenance, you’re heading off small problems before they escalate. Most importantly, preventive repairs increase the time frame between replacement and timely repairs, effectively extending the viability of the roof.

As your local roofing contractor, ABM Services and Renovations will ensure that your commercial roof reaches its maximum service life. Call us today at (770) 282-3700 to learn more about our services. We are a local roofing contractor in Locust Grove and Sandy Springs, GA.