What Does Commercial Roof Winterization Mean in East Texas?

Commercial roof winterization services catering to Tyler, Texas.

Now, Texas probably won’t experience another 26-inch snowfall within 24 hours as we did back in 1929 or deal with temperatures more than 20 below like Texans did in the 30s, but roof winterization is still important. Winter brings all kinds of inclement weather conditions with it from hail and sleet to high wind speeds and freezing temperatures. Winterizing your commercial roof protects it from the elements and keeps it in good condition for longer.

The benefits of roof winterization don’t end there though. A well-maintained roof saves you money on electricity, prevents roof leaks, and prevents ugly roof damage. Today, we’ll walk all of you business owners and property managers through the commercial roof winterization process so you can protect the roof of your commercial property. 

Commercial roof winterization

Many commercial buildings have flat roofs which are great for numerous reasons but can have problems during the winter. High winds can cause lifting. Insufficient insulation can lead to ice damming. Clogged gutters can leave standing water on your roof that has nowhere to drain. Even if you don’t have a flat roof you still need to perform winter maintenance on your roof to prevent any problems from arising. 

Roof Inspection

We recommend that you perform a 360º inspection from the safety of the ground. If you see any problems are suspect that you might’ve missed something, give East Texas Roof Works in Tyler, Texas a call. Our team of roofers proudly serves Smith county and the surrounding areas. We’d be happy to inspect and winterize any commercial building in the area to protect your property and investment. 

Once you call us out for a consultation, you can expect our roofing contractors to walk your roof and perform a thorough inspection. It’s important to leave this to the professionals though because walking around a roof is dangerous, but roofers are insured and trained in best safety practices. Roofing systems are also extremely delicate and one misstep could lead to expensive repairs. East Texas Roof Works can easily navigate your roof and inspect your:

  • Chimney and chimney caps
  • Vent covers
  • Loose flashing and shingles
  • Gutters
  • Drainage system
  • Attachments (security devices, antennas, etc.)

If we find any problems, we’ll notify you right away, explain the issue, and develop a repair plan. Hopefully, we won’t find any existing issues and we can just take care of your roof maintenance and commercial winterization. Some of the major services we provide to reduce the potential for damage include roof cleaning, roof drainage, secure equipment covers, and trimming overhanging branches. 

Roof Cleaning

Our commercial roof cleanings include power washing, soft wash chemical removal, or basic debris removal. Regular roof cleaning keeps your roof looking fresh and prevents clogged drains and gutters. This is important because heavy gutters can actually pull away from the roof and cause roof damage. 

Roof Drainage

Commercial buildings tend to have more complex drainage systems than residential properties. That makes drainage maintenance even more important because clogs and broken parts will be more expensive to fix and may have more serious ramifications. It’s best to have a local roofing company like East TX Roof Works check in on these roofing components after storms and during the fall time when leaves are falling. 

Trim Overhanging Branches

Another common reason for shingle damage and roof debris is overhanging branches. They can bump up against your roofing system or cause even more damage when they break off and crush your roof during a wind storm. 

East Texas Roof Works– Commercial Roof Winterization

Extend the life of your business’ commercial roof! We have multiple locations across East Texas and we proudly serve businesses in Tyler, Palestine, Carthage, and the surrounding areas. Whenever you’re ready to protect your commercial property and maximize your investment, our team of experienced roofing contractors can help.

Just contact us and schedule your initial consultation. We’ll send out a team and provide a completely transparent assessment of your roof. If you’re in good shape for now, we’ll leave just leave you with our professional insights and advice and you can give us a call if you run into any roofing problems further down the road. 

We also offer residential roof maintenance services. Stay tuned for part two where we break down what that entails!

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