Roof Maintenance & Spring Cleaning
- Friday, 28 February 2020 22:33
Spring is the best time of year for roof cleaning and roof repairs.
Spring is just around the corner! That means spring cleaning to-do lists and projects are on deck, waiting for the winter weather to break. Spring is actually an ideal time to tackle the ever-important routine maintenance for your commercial or residential roof. While you’re buzzing around with the bees and tending to your various spring cleaning tasks, set aside some time to devote to roof cleaning and repairs so you can protect your investment and your home.
When you’re breaking out the mop, inspecting all the nooks and crannies of your house, don’t forget about your outdoor space– specifically your roof. Not only do annual cleanings and roof inspections add to the curb appeal of your property, but also they prevent costly roof damage extending the longevity of your roofing system.
- There are some fairly obvious signs that your property is in need of roof repair including:
- Raised, buckling, or missing roof materials
- Leaks or gutter systems that aren’t draining properly
- Broken seals and/or missing caulk around chimneys, skylights, or attic vents
You’ll also want to make sure your roof is clean. Moss and algae can begin to grow on roofing systems, especially in damp conditions or more humid climates– like we experience in the Chattanooga area– and accelerate the deterioration of the materials that comprise your roof. Roof cleaning is key in extending the life of your roof, while preventing potential damage and leaks that can be costly to repair.
During your spring cleaning efforts, if you suspect your roofing system may be in need of roof inspection or repairs, contact Tennessee Roofing and Construction today! Helping you keep your roof in peak condition is what we do best.
Spring cleaning your roof checklist
Contact Tennessee Roofing & Construction of Chattanooga, Tn today to schedule your spring cleaning roof inspection and maintenance!
Protect Your Commercial Roof From Season Hazards
- Tuesday, 31 October 2017 18:56
As summer becomes a distant memory and cooler weather sets in, our attention turns to fall roof prep. Here are a few reasons why you should protect your Chattanooga commercial roof and gutters from the changing seasons before winter weather sets in.
At Tennessee Roofing and Construction, we always recommend customers call us for routine inspections of your facility roof as well as periodic maintenance to make any necessary repairs before old man winter hits. Several factors can cause roof damage, but one major concern during this time of year are falling leaves. While colorful, autumn leaves are beautiful, they can wreak havoc on commercial roofing structures.
Commercial Roof Drain Buildup
How could leaves as light as a feather cause so much roof damage? Moisture. From rain and water drainage, wet leaves become a heavy mass that often clogs drains, blocks scuppers and invites mold, fungi and mildew to grow. If not properly removed, leaves can lead to back up, which increases the weight on the roof deck. Did you know that 1 inch of standing water weighs approximately 5 lbs. per inch, per square foot of roof surface assembly? Over time, even a small amount of standing water may damage the roofing membranes, reducing the life expectancy of your roof.
As cold weather approaches, areas of ponding may be at risk of leaks, as water freezes and expands. The additional weight of ice or snow can cause structural damage and expensive repairs, or even roof collapse in areas of poor drainage due to debris.
We recommend frequent checks and prompt debris-removal, necessary to prevent buildup or blockage. Drains and gutters should be cleared in the fall before below-freezing temperatures create frozen blockages from leaf debris.
Tennessee Commercial Roofing – Chattanooga TN
It takes a professional to recognize faulty sealants, flashings, mortar, seams and penetrations. At Tennessee Roofing and Construction, our customers receive quality work and peace of mind knowing your commercial roof is ready for winter. Give us a call today to learn more about services at 423-842-8826.