Summertime in the Midwest may be associated with relaxing by a pool, but true Midwesterns know that hot weather may come with extreme heat, severe thunderstorms, and possibly a tornado or two. In the summer, building owners and commercial roofing contractors often have to schedule time around rain and severe weather when working on the rooftop. So will your commercial rooftop tolerate heavy rains, extreme heat and high winds? Here are some tips to help you protect your commercial roof from severe summer weather.
Keep Landscape Tidy
Dead branches, falling tree limbs or any other possible debris that could potentially damage your flat or low-sloped commercial rooftop should be removed from the area. Be sure to take safety precautions if you’re are dealing with any foliage that is hard to reach from ground level.
Clean The Gutters
Ensure that your commercial roofs gutters are cleared out after any type of storm. It’s easy for leaves, twigs and other small debris to get caught in the gutter even after a mild thunderstorm. Clogged gutters (poor drainage) can cause water to back up on the roof, creating ponding and additional weight on the lower edge of the roof. The additional water weight in the gutter also has the potential to pull the gutters away from the building, which may cause additional water intrusion into soffits or siding.
Does your commercial building have skylights? Take a closer look at your skylight window(s) and the area of the roof surrounding the skylight to ensure the seal around the window and the window itself will outstand heavy rainfall and no water is able to get through.
Schedule A Commercial Roof Inspection
Your commercial roof covering should be sealed without any cracks, tears or punctures. Whether you have a single-ply membrane, a built-up gravel surface, ballasted EPM or other issues, Duerson’s team of skilled roofing technicians can help you repair your commercial roof by taking photographs to evaluate the longevity of your current roof and offer suggestions based on your roofs needs.
Weather-proofing your commercial rooftop may seem like a lot of work, but you don’t have to worry about it, if you don’t want to! Duerson Corporation can help repair your commercial roof before it turns into a major problem. Even if you just need a roof inspection, Duerson commercial roofing contractors offer a free professional roof analysis.
Duerson’s Commercial Roofing Options In Iowa
So you had your commercial roof inspected and it’s time to invest in a new roof, what’s next? Duerson offers many Duro-Last commercial roofing options: The Duro-Tuff Roofing System is an excellent choice for flat and low-sloped roofs that require a long-lasting, weatherproof membrane. Duro-Tuff allows for easier installation on challenging roofs that are difficult to measure and projects that endure extreme heat. Learn more about Duro-Tuff Roofing System on our website.
Another option for commercial buildings that endure extreme summer conditions, especially heat is Duro-Last’s Cool Zone Roofing System, which leads the commercial roofing industry in Energy, Environment, Endurance, Economics and Engineering. These elements are what make a high performance sustainable commercial roof by industry standards. Contact Duerson Commercial Roofing today if you have any questions regarding your commercial roof inspection, repair or replacement!