As much as people try to delay their commercial or residential roof replacement, eventually, their roofs will reach the end of their life span and your home or building will need a brand-new roof. On average, a typical residential roofing system can last 20 to 25 years before needing replacement, while commercial roofs have about 15 to 20 years in them.
These estimated life spans are simply that: estimates. That’s because there are ways to care for your roof to help them exceed their limits. With proper maintenance and regular inspections, it’s not unusual for a roof to gain up to 5 additional years on their lives. Here are a few tips from our experts at Sully-Jones Roofing on how to best take care of your commercial roofing system.
Sign Up for Maintenance Programs
Your flat commercial roofing needs regular maintenance to stave off early signs of aging. The keyword here is regular. Intermittent inspections and maintenance is not enough and may even cause more problems than they solve. It can be challenging to adhere to a strict maintenance schedule, but if you sign up for your local roofing company’s maintenance plan, you never have to worry about missing service appointments again.
Minimize Foot Traffic
Flat roofing systems can take quite a bit of abuse before getting damaged. Nevertheless, avoid stepping on them as much as possible. If there is constant need to access certain areas of your roof, identify areas where it is safe to walk. This way, you restrict foot traffic and potential damage only on specific sections of the roof.
Don’t Delay Repairs
Schedule a roof repair visit immediately at the first sign of a leak. Leaks can be symptoms of a much serious problem within your roofing system and only a professional can help properly identify and diagnose its source.
At Sully-Jones Roofing, we are your leading provider of commercial and residential roof repair, replacement, and maintenance. Give us a call at (619) 444-0150 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in La Mesa, and other nearby areas in CA.