Why is it necessary to maintain the roof of your company building?

An industrial building is an investment for the future. Of course you want to enjoy it as long as possible. That is why you choose an experienced industrial builder. In order to keep your building in optimal condition afterwards, regular maintenance is recommended. Check your roof and get the most out of your building.

Check out the article for tips and points of interest.

Why is maintenance necessary?

Tropical summer days, freezing winter weather or a cold autumn storm: the roof of your company building has to endure a lot. No matter how strong it is built. Fluctuations in temperature, wind or other external factors can cause minor damage.

During periodic maintenance, any damage is detected and immediately dealt with. These are minor damages that are easy to repair. With minor interventions, your building will quickly return to its optimum condition.

It is therefore best to take action on time and extend the life of your roof. By the way, did you know that your insurance can refuse to pay for water damage if your roof is not maintained?
Pitched or flat roof

Whether your building has a sloping or flat roof: regular maintenance is always necessary. However, the points for attention do differ. While water leaks are a general problem, both types of roof also have their own pain points.

Be careful with a flat roof:

  • Overgrowth of the roofing
  • Stacking of leaves
  • Large pools of stagnant water

Pay attention when the roof is sloping:

  • Damage to corrugated sheets
  • Separate sandwich panels
  • Damage to gutters or downspouts

What do you pay attention to when you check your roof?

Some companies work with maintenance contracts and come and inspect your roof every year. But you can also do it yourself. You should preferably check before the winter, after the leaves have fallen off. If necessary, you can repeat the inspection after the winter.

Do you carry out the visual inspection yourself? Then pay attention to these alarm signals. Take action if you detect one or more of these pain points.

  • Loose slate
  • Lots of stagnant water
  • Beginning vegetation
  • Crack formation on the roofing membranes
  • Loose joints or edges
  • Dirt that threatens to clog the drain

Nothing has to be done, of course. However, if you want to use your company building efficiently for as long as possible, it is best to check your roof regularly. And the other tips for your building.

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