Like any commercial roofing system, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofs need routine maintenance. Otherwise, dirt and debris can reduce the roof surface’s reflectivity and leave your roof vulnerable to ultraviolet damage.
To save on roof maintenance costs, some building owners may attempt to clean their roofs themselves. However, this almost always costs them more in the long run. Remember: it’s best to let an experienced roofing company handle roof maintenance and repairs.
What are the other reasons why you should hire a contractor to handle commercial roofing maintenance and cleaning?
Some building owners think it’s easier to clean a flat roof because of its low slope. However, a wet, single-ply membrane is very slippery. When cleaning a flat roof, professionals always follow safety guidelines to reduce the risk of accidents.
Flat Roof Damage
Flat roofs aren’t designed to handle large amounts of foot traffic or support extra weight load. That’s why standing water on a flat roof is a cause for concern. Contractors usually take extra precautions to minimize movement on a flat roof.
Finding and Fixing the Warning Signs of Damage
Commercial flat roofing systems are notoriously prone to leaks. Due to their low slope, flat roofs are more exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can slowly break down the roof’s membrane. TPO roofing systems may have a higher resistance against UV rays, thanks to their reflective surface, but that doesn’t mean they’re immune to wear and tear or UV damage. Eventually, signs of damage will start to emerge, and, when they do, it’s important that they’re fixed as soon as possible. It’s nearly impossible for a building owner to spot all the subtle warning signs, but roofing contractors who have undergone years of professional training can.
One more thing: it’s easy to miss the warning signs of flat roof damage, which is why you should only hire an experienced contractor.
New View Roofing, a locally owned and operated company with over 25 years of experience, offers a wide range of professional roofing services. To get a free roof inspection, call us at (469) 232-7220, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Dallas, TX, as well as the surrounding communities.