Regardless of how sturdy your commercial building seems, winter weather can be harsh on its structure. To avoid or lessen the damage that can occur, it is important to winterize your building before the temperatures drop. To help ensure that your building's roof is prepared, here are some winterization tips to put into action now.
Install Deicing Cables
Snow and ice buildups on your building's roof can lead to a number of issues.
If you have a foam rooftop on your home, you most likely enjoy the increased insulation it provides, helping you to reduce the amount you spend on energy costs as a result. If your foam rooftop gains a crack in its surface, moisture can make its way into your home. The insulation provided is also a bit compromised as air will be able to escape through this crevice. Here are some steps you can take to repair a crack in a foam roof.
A leaking roof is not too much of a problem if it is not raining or snowing. However, when there is water coming through it, you have more to worry about than just repairing the leak. By the time you see water dripping in your living room, there is already damage to any insulation, beams, and/or drywall the water has been in contact with. While you cannot safely go up on the roof and stop the water from getting into the house, you can minimize the amount of internal damage it does.
A leak is one of the most dreaded roof malfunctions you can ever counter as a homeowner. You should know how to react if your roof starts leaking because it will affect the eventual cost of the damage you will have to deal with later. Here are three things you can do to mitigate the damage when you notice a leak:
Trap the Water
When your roof starts leaking during a storm or rainfall, the most obvious and immediate damage is that caused by the water on your houses structures and household items.
Replacing your home's roof can also be a good time to consider improving your building's energy efficiency. There are many things that can be done with modern roofing products to prevent the loss of energy in your home. A lot of these improvements can be done with the underlayment and materials beneath your shingles, such as moisture membranes that reflect heat, energy-efficient decking, or insulation in your attic. Here are some of the ways the materials beneath your roofing can make your home more energy efficient: