Now that fall is here, what needs to be done to my roof?
The most obvious chore in fall is to wait until all the leaves are down then clear them from your roof and drainage system. Clogged drains and gutters can cause water to back up and enter your building and in some cases can cause structural failure.
While you’re up there, it’s a great time to look around for punctures, open seams, and flashing joints that need attention. Also, get a good overview of your roof and its general condition.
If you or your staff are doing this in-house, remember to take appropriate fall protection measures and learn the proper remedies for any problems you find and fix. For instance, roof cement is not compatible with most elastomeric or thermoplastic roof membranes and mixing the two could make matters worse. You can easily void a warranty trying to repair your roof incorrectly.
Bringing in an experienced, insured roofing contractor for these chores can be the best thing. It also helps to develop a track record with a contractor you can be comfortable working with when major roof repair or replacement time comes. Call if we can help, but remember, fall comes to everyone at the same time, so get signed up early!