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Commercial Roof Servicing: Do I Need A Professional?

Sometimes a professional is the easier option. learn more below

Business managers who commit to regular roof servicing and maintenance on average will save 44% (on roofing costs) over those who do not have their roof serviced twice a year. Don’t believe us? The research is there to prove it!

But is this a task that business managers or owners can do themselves or with employees? Or is this a job for which they should call in the pros?

As always, it depends. That being said, it is important to remember the very real risks and dangers of servicing a commercial roof. So while we love all the DIYers out there, this is one we tend to err on the side of caution and recommend calling the pros at J Ferg to learn more.

Regularly Inspect Your Business’s Roof

A short visual inspection at the beginning of every season or after especially poor weather is something that all business owners should get in the habit of doing. 

While we tend to take roofs for granted, they can take some serious stress from changing temperatures, rain, snow, ice, and hail. Here are a few things to pay attention to when performing regular visual checks. 

Interior Considerations

  • Leaks
  • Water Damage
  • Cracking
  • Discoloration on ceilings

Exterior Considerations

  • Gutters/drainage working properly
  • Any visible damage
  • Pooling water
  • Visible debris
  • Cracking, bloating or bubbling

Cleaning Your Business’s Roof

Before listening to any of the advice below, please remember that these are not rules that should be followed for ALL ROOFS. If you do not have intimate knowledge about your business’s roof or property, it is likely best to contact J Ferg today for assistance. We can help make sense of commercial roof servicing and provide you with a roof inspection to know where your property stands. That being said, here are some general tips.

In order to actually clean your commercial roof, we recommend starting with a gentle pressure wash with an absolute maximum of 2000 psi. 

After that, it is best to use a non-abrasive cleaner. Abrasive cleaners could damage or weaken your roof. 

After rinsing, ensure that your commercial roof is draining properly and is clear of all debris.

Commercial Roof Servicing

There are a lot of other areas of maintenance required for commercial roofs outside of just cleaning. It is important to have professionals ensure that your roof’s vents, drainage systems, access points, and other features are all operating properly. 

Regular roof servicing keeps costs down by identifying issues such as cracks in sealant early enough for damage to not compound. 

Do you know what to look for in terms of servicing your business’ roof? If not, give us a call today. We can help regardless of what kind of roof your business is under!

Consider Hiring A Professional

Cleaning and servicing a commercial roof can be a relatively easy process, in theory. In application, there is a litany of things that can go wrong or complicate the processes. 

Even more so, if you are not sure what specifically to look for while servicing your company’s roof, you could miss vital warning signs that could create compounding damage if not fixed promptly.

At J Ferg, we have decades of experience servicing commercial roofs throughout Texas and Eastern New Mexico. We know what to look for, when repairs are needed, and how to keep your business safe. 

We have affordable rates and options for regular servicing. Let J Ferg handle your commercial roof servicing and cleaning so you can focus on running your business.

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Give us a call or use the contact form here to get in touch with a member of our team. From there, we will figure out the best course of action to get your needs taken care of.