How To Plan Your Roof Maintenance Schedule

The near-perfect remedy for roof leaks is a schedule of roof inspections and maintenance visits twice a year. Commercial roofs take tremendous beatings from Mother Nature, especially in Florida’s changeable, severe weather cycles. 

Why Biannually?

Why would a roof inspection and maintenance schedule center around spring and fall? Spring helps prepare your roof for hurricane season. Fall helps you restore a sun-damaged roof and any potential damages due to the rainy and windy summer. 

While Florida seldom gets dramatic ice and snow like our northern brethren, our commercial roofs face plenty of punishment from high winds, heavy rains, and blazing hot sunshine. 

All that weather adds up. It causes cracking and crazing in mop-applied roofing. It opens seams in single-ply membrane. It pushes rainwater under edging at parapets, it depresses insulation, and it degrades caulking around HVAC curbs. 

Why After Storms?

You might think twice-yearly inspections and maintenance are sufficient to protect your Oakland Park roof. Yet, after a severe storm, fresh damage can lead to long-lasting problems with water infiltration, mold, and ruined equipment. 

Storms have a way of rearranging natural and human-made materials. Wind-borne debris can scuff and tear your roof. Changes in prevailing winds can tear open seams. Driving rain can clog internal drains and exterior scuppers. 

Prompt inspections may not be designated in your roof maintenance schedule. You can alert your facilities crew, though, that the workdays after storms are always roof inspection days. Properly secured with fall arrest equipment, and with the roof perimeter flagged, they can do a quick visual inspection, clean up ponding areas, and rid drains of clogging debris. 

For more serious post-storm damage, contact your reliable, local commercial roofer. 

Why a Partnership?

Your commercial roofer needs to be your year-round partner in protecting your low-slope roof. By gaining familiarity with your roof, your roofer will know what to check, where the first signs of water infiltration might occur, and how to promptly stop the damage. 

Finding a trusted roofer is not as difficult as you might believe. You can “audition” roofers with one of those twice-yearly inspections. See what level of record-keeping the roofer provides. See how diligent the crew is during maintenance. If satisfied, work with that roofer on a comprehensive maintenance schedule. Avoid delay, though; good roofers stay busy! Contact PSI Roofing immediately to arrange an inspection, get a list of recommendations, and start on the path to a roof maintenance program.