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3 Easy Tips to Prepare Your Commercial Roof For Winter

During the holiday months, Dallas, Texas can receive some pretty harsh weather and if you have a commercial roof, this can spell disaster. In order to avoid expensive accidents, you should always prepare your commercial roof for winter weather. When the snow, sleet, or hail starts to fall, it may be too late, so take the proper precautions early with our guide on winter preparation for commercial roofs. 

The Dangers of Winter On Your Commercial Roof 

It’s no secret that ice and snow can cause severe damage to many parts of a building, the roof included. One of the most common ways in which this damage manifests is through the formation of snow drifts. Commercial roofs are especially susceptible to snow drifts as their flat surfaces provide the perfect conditions for them to form. They are areas of snow buildup due to high winds that have no way to escape. The result can be heavy piles of snow that can cause sagging and leaking. 

Another common winter problem for commercial roofs is the formation of condensation as the warm inside arm meets the cold outside air. This can lead to leaking and mildew growth that can quickly become a problem. The best way to minimize this condensation is to ensure your roof drainage systems are working properly and your roofing material is in good condition.

Steps to Prepare Your Commercial Roof For Winter 

The good news is that there are several ways that you can prepare your roof for the cold winter months to come. 

Get a Roof Inspection

One of the best things that you can do to prepare your commercial roof for winter weather is to have a comprehensive roof inspection. When an inspection is performed on your roof, any weak spots or areas that can be improved will be pointed out to you. Because every roof is different and subject to different climates, a personalized strategy formed from the result of your inspection will serve you best. 

Clean Your Roof

Something that you can do yourself is to get on your roof and start cleaning. Make sure your drains are clear of any obstructions such as leaves and twigs. The leaves and twigs that are scattered around your roof can also get pretty heavy, so be sure to clear as much of this debris off as possible to avoid any potential damage.

Check Your Surroundings

Winter weather brings snow, rain, and high winds. These high winds have the potential to snap branches and cause significant damage to your commercial roof. Make sure you check for any branches that may be hazardous if they were to fall and remove them.

Commercial Roofing Done Right with Supreme Roofing 

Winter weather is inevitable but the damage that it causes doesn’t have to be. With Supreme Roofing, we can perform your pre-winter inspection to ensure that your roof will hold up during these cold months. Give us a call today or fill out our online form so we can prepare your commercial roof for winter!

Craig Rainey
Craig Rainey

Executive Vice President

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