Many homeowners and commercial building owners frequently have the misconception that, as long as the roof isn’t leaking, it’s fine not to bother with it.
Premature roofing failure is typically caused by this out-of-sight, out-of-mind perspective. Regardless of what kind of building you own, you should adopt a more proactive approach to roof maintenance. Your roof is, after all, your first line of defense against the elements; regular maintenance routine performed by professional roofing contractors in Charlotte, NC, helps ensure the maximum life service life of your roofing system, and prevent possible collateral damage.
Regular maintenance also lessens the chances of other signs and causes of roof failure:
- Exposure. Your roofing in Charleston could be exposed to the elements – sun, water, freeze-thaw – or chemicals and air pollutants. Exposure is inevitable but a regular maintenance check could dictate how often your maintenance checks should be. In addition to scheduled maintenance inspections, run additional checks when exposed to extremes like lightning strike, high winds, hail, or unusually high amounts of rainfall or snow.
- Structural settlement. Ideally, a building or home should uniformly settle into the ground without any detrimental effects. When the foundations settle at different depths, however, it could have drastic effects on the roofing, not to mention any load-bearing mechanism the structure has in place. A thorough roof inspection should discover early signs which should help your roofer make appropriate accommodations.
- Unwelcome vegetation. Moss and algae flourish in areas with standing water. Its presence inside your home or building means you have a leak somewhere that needs to be addressed.
- Equipment additions. This is more common in commercial buildings. Adding equipment on the roof, such as new exhaust pipes or vents, can be a major concern if improperly installed. Reputable roofing companies in Columbia, SC, will be the first to tell you that you should consult them before doing this. It could cause leaks, especially if you have membrane-type roofing, as well as void your warranty.
Your roofing contractor should also offer emergency repair and scheduled maintenance services. Ideally, you should only need to call one roofing contractor for all your concerns.
With that in mind, CMS Roofing is proud to be your one-stop-shop for all your commercial or residential roofing needs. If you would like to know more about our services, call us today at (877) 425-4121 or fill out our contact form.