Weather can have a significant impact on commercial roofs during the winter months. The introduction of moisture to the interior of your roof can expose it to the growth of mold and other fungus. Snow or rain can seep into the roof itself, and then freeze, melt, and refreeze again, causing damage to the roof. Materials contract in the cold and can cause your roof to shift slightly, which can cause small hairline cracks. Over time, this freeze-thaw cycle weakens the roof’s protective layers and can lead to leaks and structural damage.
To prepare your commercial roof for severe weather conditions, there are a few things you can do. First, clean your gutters and downspouts regularly to prevent water damage and avoid the growth of mold and mildew. Second, trim trees and bushes around your building to prevent them from falling on your roof during heavy snowfalls.
Remember, your roof is one of the most important parts of your building. By taking a few simple steps, you can help protect it from costly damage caused by weather conditions. Stay safe and warm this winter!