Every New Year’s Eve, millions of people across the globe celebrate the coming of the New Year with the hope that the next year will be better than the last. This year is no different. An estimated 189 million Americans (just over 74% of the U.S. population) are set to make a New Year’s resolution, most commonly related to their health, money, family, or career. 

However, what many people don’t realize is that New Year’s resolutions don’t have to resolve around self-improvement, such as trying to eat better or exercise more. Resolutions also can and should include taking care of crucial investments, such as the roof of your business. In today’s article, we go over just three of the resolutions you can make to keep your commercial roof in shape and looking great in 2021. For further information, reach out to a low slope roof contractor in New Jersey with Executive Roofing Systems.

Schedule a Professional Inspection

Not unlike our bodies, commercial roofs are subject to normal wear-and-tear over time. However, the truth of the matter is that the majority of business owners are unable to spot problem areas on their commercial roofs until it’s too late or water has already penetrated the surface. By scheduling a low slope roof inspection in New Jersey with one of the roofing experts at Executive Roofing Systems, we’ll be able to pinpoint minor issues before they blossom into serious emergencies.

During a commercial roof inspection, our team will be on the lookout for any potential signs of damage, such as:

  • Fading or chalking
  • Ponding water
  • Vegetation growth
  • Deterioration of roof edges
  • Missing or damaged flashing
  • Excessive movement in expansion joints
  • Punctures

We know that neglecting even the most seemingly minor of issues can lead to huge amounts of repairs down the line, which is why we will take great care in the early detection of leaks and other forms of roof failure. This will help to repair and extend the lifespan of your roof for months, or even years, into the future.

Clean Your Roof

If you have any trees surrounding your property, the chances are that your commercial roof is full of debris like tree branches, leaves, needles, and moss. Cleaning your roof and maintaining the surrounding area will not only help to please the eye, but it will also help protect and prolong the longevity of your commercial roofing system. 

Why? Say, for example, that you have a flat roof filled with other foliage and types of debris. Once this debris starts to pile up, it’s easy for the in-roof drains and scuppers to become blocked, leading to poor drainage, organic growth, and premature deterioration of the roofing membrane. Large branches caught in the debris may also block sunlight from your roof, providing the ideal environment for mold and mildew to thrive. The best way to prevent this is to regularly clean your roof, making sure to check that your gutters are in working order and capable of draining water from your roof.

Invest in Roof Repairs

Finally, if you have noticed any problems on your roof like damaged flashing or missing shingles, now is the time to invest in low slope roof repair in New Jersey with a company like Executive Roofing Systems. Catching these minor issues in their early stages can save you time, money, and patience and can potentially put off a roof replacement down the road. Even something as simple as a regular wear-and-tear around HVAC units can quickly turn into a leak or access for unwanted pests if left unattended.

Overall, the key to maintaining a healthy and functioning roof is regular upkeep — routine inspections, cleaning, maintenance, and repair. Fortunately, at Executive Roofing Systems, we have years of experience and expertise working with all types of commercial roofing systems. Whether you’re in need of roof repair, maintenance, or replacement, we’re prepared to be your roofing solutions provider.

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional counsel.