Tampa enjoys plenty of sunshine, making the area one of the nation’s best travel and living destinations. It also, though, has plenty of rain, especially during our rainy season where August can give us almost daily rainfall, as reported by Trip Savvy. Your commercial roof has to be ready for the rainy season, so that means roof repair, inspection and maintenance well before the deluge comes.
Keep on Schedule
Roof work is much harder in rain. Scheduling your commercial roof’s annual inspection for late spring or early summer gives you and your commercial roofing partner enough time to catalog and address the worst damage. So keep on schedule by keeping to a strict regimen of annual (or even semiannual) inspection, followed by other basic steps:
- Thorough cleaning
- Periodic maintenance
- Intensive roof repair
One of the biggest favors you can do for your commercial roofing material is to have waterproof coatings applied, even for relatively new membranes or built-up roofing (BUR). Waterproof coatings applied by spray or brush can add years of useful life to an existing roof while also keeping August rains out of your decking, insulation and building interior.
Clean and Clear
Your facilities crew may be able to perform regular roof cleaning; sweeping away debris, collecting and safely disposing of twigs, branches and other wind-borne debris. But for real cleaning, consider engaging your commercial roofer. A cleaned roof can help maintain your roofing material’s warranty, but it goes beyond that:
- Clean internal drains and exterior scuppers allow the rainy season’s downpours to run off your roof
- A clean roof makes roof repair issues stand out, saving you money in the long run
- A clean roof is an advertising beacon; it shows pride of place and attention to detail
Perhaps most critical before the rainy season, essential roof repair should be high on your priorities. If, after inspection, your roofer identifies repair problems, get to them right away. Effective roof repair is almost impossible on a wet or drying roof. The rainy season is not time to find out about a leak. A little investment in springtime can prevent a much larger repair or replace bill in the fall.
For effective, careful roof repair and maintenance, contact the trained professionals of Aderhold Roofing. We have the equipment and experience to provide you with every defense against Tampa’s rainy season, and we are ready to help year-round.