With the spring season officially here, you may be starting to compile your springtime facility maintenance checklist. A crucial part of that list is spring maintenance for your commercial roofing system. If you’re wondering why spring maintenance is so vital for extending the lifetime of your roof, we’ll explain in this post and offer preliminary steps you can take to protect your roof.
Spring: An Ideal Season to Prioritize Roofing
If you’re looking to service or repair your roof, spring offers the perfect time to do so. Here’s why.
A Comfortable Climate for Contractors
During spring, roofing contractors and inspectors can more easily navigate your roof, allowing them to assess your roof and make repairs more effectively and efficiently. Since the air is typically cooler and humidity levels are lower, there’s no need to worry about exposing your roof materials to excessive levels of moisture or intense sunlight.
Take Care of Roof Repairs and Maintenance
On top of handling routine inspections, spring is a perfect season for roofing professionals to repair ice dams or hail damage over the past winter. You can tackle smaller issues that may have arisen due to the winter weather before they lead to more extensive issues requiring expensive repairs. Routine maintenance paired with proactive repairs ensures that you can maximize the lifespan of your roof.
If your roof requires more extensive repairs, spring is the ideal time to address these issues. Repairs can be handled quickly and on shorter timelines than is typical during other seasons. In the event that you need a new roof installation, springtime is also the ideal season to perform a complete replacement.
Avoid Peak Season
Late summer and early fall are typically when roofing contractors experience peak demand for their services. That’s because most business owners want to wrap up routine maintenance and repairs before winter arrives. By scheduling your inspections and repairs during the spring, you can avoid peak seasons because spring is relatively slower for roofing companies. Your contractor will likely be able to more readily accommodate your schedule, and you won’t have to wait as long for additional services and repairs.
Because roofing contractors are more actively looking for business, they are often willing to negotiate more competitive pricing. Additionally, roofing suppliers frequently offer better prices for materials during the spring season as they’re waiting to hike up prices during the peak seasons of late summer and early autumn.
What You Can Do
If you want to stay on top of roof maintenance this season, the first step is to contact our team today and [schedule a roof inspection]. From there, we’ll be able to assess the condition of your roof and recommend maintenance or repairs as needed. However, if you want to take a more hands-on approach and can safely access your roof, here are some simple steps you can take to further protect your roof:
- Remove built-up debris and leaves
- Note any obvious damage
- Trim any branches close to your roof
Commercial Roofing Southern California
Have more questions about commercial roofing in Southern California? Contact our team today, and we’ll work with you to answer your questions and prepare your roof for the spring and summer seasons.