Tip of the Month
January: Winter Weather Tips
The winter can bring a lot of stress to your roof. From snow and ice to changes in temperature and high winds, winter weather can put your roof through a lot. We’re breaking down our top winter weather tips to help you protect your building and employees all while avoiding the consequences of water damage caused by harsh weather. Check it out!
Get your roof inspected.
No matter what time of year it is, a comprehensive roof inspection is always a good idea. An inspection will not only help you identify potential roof problems, but it will help you better understand its condition so you will know how to be properly prepared when winter weather strikes.
Make sure your roof is clean.
Keeping your roof free of debris is vital when preparing for winter weather. Debris on your roof can lead to drainage problems as well as add unnecessary weight and stress to your roof during winter.
Schedule preventative maintenance.
Being proactive when it comes to your roof is essential. Avoid allowing smaller issues from becoming big problems down the road. Preventative maintenance programs can help to prepare your roof for changing temperatures and winter weather.
Winterize your roof.
Winterizing your roof means equipping your roof with the necessary products and accessories to help prevent any damage or hazards occurring from winter weather. This includes adding items such as snow guards to your roof to help prevent snow and ice from sliding off your roof and falling.
Have a snow removal plan.
Proper snow removal can help prevent clogging of drains, the formation of icicles and potential damage to your roof. Having a partner when it comes to snow removal means a peace of mind for you knowing that an experienced, professional team is there for you. Plus, you automatically get priority scheduling to help ensure that your building is protected after the snow falls.
Now you can rest easy knowing that you’re equipped with everything you need to protect and preserve your roof this season. Keeping these tips in mind will help you protect your employees and stay prepared no matter what the winter weather brings.
November: Snow Removal
Let it snow, let it snow! Heavy snow and ice can become a hazard to your roof if left too long.
Snow is much heavier than you may think; in fact, one inch of wet, dense snow is equal to 1.66 pounds per square foot. This means that if you experience 6 inches of this type of snow and your roof is 50,000 square feet, you have 498,000 pounds of stress on your roof!
Proper snow removal can help reduce weight, prevent clogging of drains, the formation of icicles and potential damage to your roof. This includes utilizing equipment such as snow rakes and de-icing materials to ensure that snow is properly removed.
Make sure that you have a plan before the storm hits. We recommend getting priority scheduling for snow removal so you can rest easy knowing that your building is protected no matter when winter weather strikes.