Inspections and Cleaning
Keeping your roof in order is a must. Your roof can easily be punctured by hail, debris or by someone walking on a nail. This is why it’s important to have your roof occasionally inspected and cleaned. At Jr Swigart, we offer maintenance packages!
Signs You May Need a Roof Inspection
Just like your building needs occasional maintenance, your roof will too. Below are some signs you should have your roof inspected.
- Standing water
- Signs of water damage on your ceiling
- Vegetation on the roof
If you notice these signs or anything else unusual with your roof, we recommend you contact us. Neglecting maintenance can lead to costly repairs or even replacement. In addition to these signs, we also recommend you have roof inspected every 2 to 3 years and anytime there is a severe storm.
Keep in mind, many manufacturers require the building owner and the roofing contractor to have regular inspections as part of the warranty.
Roof Inspections for Your Building Purchase
If you just purchased a new building the roofing could have hidden issues. With a thorough inspection, these can be taken care of before they become damaging. Here’s a list of what we typically inspect.
- Roof deck
We look for water leaks, damage caused by fallen debris or storms, and unusual wear and tear. As a commercial roofer, we are highly knowledgeable in flat roofs and low slope roofs compared to a general roof inspector. So we know what to look for and how to properly treat it.
Quality Roof Cleaning
Cleanings are another important part of roof maintenance. We recommend you have your roof cleaned every 6 months to a year. Below are several reasons you should have your roof cleaned by a professional roofing contractor.
- Prevent the build-up of dirt and debris which can lead to vegetation growth
- Prevent the build-up of debris that acts as food sources for pests
- Help maintain the membrane’s energy efficiency by keeping its white reflective color
- Prevent the build-up of grease and other contaminants that could harm the membrane over time
The frequency of a roof cleaning varies depending on the type of system you have. Some types don’t even require cleaning. So be sure to talk with your roofing contractor to learn an appropriate cleaning schedule
Roof cleanings require the use of a pressure washer, soft-bristled, brush, and mild detergent. They should only be performed by a professional to help preserve the integrity of the building as well as for safety reasons; a wet single-ply roofing system is slick.
Routine maintenance like inspections and cleanings help extend the life of your roofing system, keeping it in pristine condition. If you’re interested in our inspection or cleaning services, simply contact us. We serve businesses in the Pacific Northwest.