Winter season is here in Southern Ontario. Colder weather, winter freezes and snow can lead to serious roof damage, especially when precautions aren’t taken beforehand. To help minimize roof-related issues during the colder months, consider these effective measures from a trusted roof repair contractor.
Roof inspections are integral in preparation for winter storms and heavy snowfalls in Southern Ontario. Protect your building’s assets by understanding the current health of your roof system. Our team of roof auditors will perform a comprehensive inspection and provide you with an extensive report on your roof’s current condition with detailed recommendations. During a roof inspection, our team will check seals for any cracking, damage, or loose roofing materials. Immediate repair of these findings will help avoid any mold formation and water, which can cause substantial roof damage.
Snow Removal Plan
A snow removal plan is important in maintaining flat commercial roofs in Southern Ontario. Identify areas that are prone to drifting snow and ice accumulation and pay special attention to them during the winter season.
If snow is left to accumulate on the roof, it can melt during the day and re-freeze in the evening, which is commonly referred to as the freeze/thaw cycle. After this cycle takes place, the snow will develop into layers of ice and become far more difficult to remove. Additionally, the layers will bear weight on the roof, which can cause considerable damage. During the freeze/thaw cycle, water can seep into cracks and crevices in the roofing membrane and then freeze.
Work with a Team of Experts
If you are in Southern Ontario or Alberta, the best method to deal with flat industrial, institutional, or commercial roof damage during the winter season is to get ahead of it. Establishing a roof maintenance schedule, having regular inspections, and scheduling preventative maintenance are the best ways to extend the lifespan of your roof and prevent costly roof replacement or repairs.
Having a plan in place with a commercial roofing contractor is the best way to handle winter roof maintenance. Our Team of experts will work with you to create a maintenance plan to meet your building and capital needs. Contact us today to get started on winter roof maintenance.