Tip of the Month
March: Safety Inspections
Safety Inspections are Important!
We recommend regular safety inspections of your roof to make sure that your building is always as safe as possible. Now that the weather is beginning to warm up, this is a great time to evaluate your safety protocols to make sure that you are all up-to date on safety compliance this year.
A staff of full-time safety specialists can help conduct a variety of inspections to ensure compliance with OSHA, as well as Federal rules and regulations. At CentiMark, our safety staff conducts a variety of inspections including pre-job inspections, spot-check inspections and daily inspections. These inspections may be announced or unannounced to help ensure that safe work practices are utilized at all times.
We also provide safety accessories to help keep your roof safe for your employees and any other contractors that need to get on your roof. Some of these include roof hatches, safety rails, walk pads and skylight screens. We’ll work with you to ensure compliance and to protect you, your assets, employees and CentiMark crews.
Ready to make your roof as safe as possible? We’d love to help. Consider a safety inspection this spring and gain a peace of mind knowing that you’re taking the proper steps to keep your employees safe and your building in great shape.
At CentiMark, we take safety very seriously.
February: Interior Inspection Post Winter
Whether you’ve experienced snow, ice, rain, freezing temperatures or all of the above this winter, we always recommend that you do an interior inspection of your building to check on the condition of your roof.
Problem areas on your roof can often be detected from the inside of your building before you may notice anything on the outside. We recommend doing a thorough visual inspection of your ceilings, underdeck and walls to check for signs of water damage, mold and mildew or leaks.
If you suspect your roof might have sustained damage from the weather this winter, a professional inspection can help you to identify any problems. Now is an excellent time to schedule an inspection before peak roofing season is here. This inspection will include photos, written documentation and recommendations for repair or replacement.
Not only will an inspection help you to better understand the condition of your roof, but it can also help you to identify additional services that may be beneficial to your roof.
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.