5 Important Commercial Roofing Maintenance Tips

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of maintaining your commercial roof. There are even a lot of things that you can do yourself to make sure your roof stays in tip-top shape for years to come. When your roof does need repair, make sure that you hire the best professionals for the job. In the meantime, you can keep your roof looking great and doing its job for years with these essential commercial roofing maintenance tips.

Clean off the Roof

Once a week or so, check and see if there are areas where the roof needs to be cleared off. There may be a pile of leaves stuck in one of the valleys of the roof or a tree branch that’s threatening to cause some damage to shingles that should be cleared off. If you can do so safely, clear these problematic areas, or call for professional help.

Clear Field Drains and Gutters

It’s best to be vigilant about checking the drains and gutters. If debris such as leaves, nests, or dirt is allowed to collect in the gutters, you could end up with standing water on the roof that could lead to leaking and water damage to your building. With the field drain, make sure it’s clear, particularly after heavy wind or storms, so that water isn’t allowed to pool and damage your property.

Check for Damage

Often, despite your best efforts, damage will happen. Severe weather can strike when you’re least expecting it, and this is often the cause of the most severe roof damage. For example, a storm could rip through the area and tear shingles off the roof, or heavy hail or rain can chip and flake shingles or get moisture or water into your building. Be aware of the signs of damage, such as gravel on the ground around the perimeter of the building, which could mean damaged shingles. Signs of water damage in the building include yellowing spots on the ceiling.

Invest in a Roof Walkway

No matter how surefooted you are, accidents can happen anytime to anyone. Because regular roof inspections are so important, you may want to consider installing a roof walkway so that you and/or your staff can walk the roof safely to inspect for damage or to clear off the roof as needed. A roofing contractor may be able to help provide some guidance regarding the best type of roofing walkway for your space.

Call Professionals

Perhaps the best thing that you can do if you suspect roof damage is to call the professionals. From performing regular roof inspections to cleaning or to repairs and replacements, a licensed and insured roofing contractor such as Rainshield Roofing & Const. Inc can help you make sure your roof always stays in great shape!

Keeping your commercial roof clean, clear and functioning well will give you lots of peace of mind as well as help you save money on potentially costly roof repairs and replacement. By incorporating a few good habits into your monthly routine, you’ll be able to keep the roof over your head from springing a leak or worse.

Call Rainshield Roofing & Construction Inc. today for all your commercial roofing needs! 1-888-858-7663 Serving, Whatcom, Skagit, Island and Snohomish Counties for 30 years!


Rainshield Roofing and Construction Inc.’s Checklist for Winterizing Your Roof

Winter is coming, and when the cold hits, you won’t want to be caught off guard. To make sure that your roof is prepped for the cold, there are a couple of tasks you should do. To assure your roof is winterized, here is a helpful checklist for your roof.

1. Clean Your Gutters

One of the most important things to do toward the end of fall is to clean out any leaves or debris in the gutters. The extra weight combined with the expansion of water can damage your gutters, resulting in costly repairs.


2. Cut Down Branches That Hang Over Your Roof

When branches become heavy with snow or heavy rainfall and wind, they can break and fall onto the roof, causing damage. Be sure to cut down anything that could potentially fall.


3. Insulate and Ventilate Your Attic

It's best to make sure that your house is ready for the cold before it hits. Heating and ventilation aren't only important for maintaining the inside temperature of the house. These two things are also important for preventing damage to your roof when water melts and then refreezes. Rainshield provides Winterization Services!


4. Inspect Your Roof

Look for signs of mold or rot in your roofing. It's better to spot it and fix it before the cold weather comes. Rainshield can help!


5. Replace Flashing and Caulking

Your house should never go without the proper caulking and flashing. These will prevent your roof from leaking when the snow begins to melt. Rainshield can help!


6. Inspect and Clean Your Chimney

If you have a house that has an operational chimney, be sure to have it inspected and cleaned. This step will give you peace of mind every time you use your chimney because you won't have to worry about your house catching on fire. If you're chimney is non-operational, make sure to get it fixed!

Whenever cold weather is coming, you need to make sure that your roof will be safe from damage the entire fall winter. Follow these simple steps to avoid damage and feel more confident. Call Rainshield Roofing & Construction today! We provide Roof, Insulation and Winterization Services in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish and Island Counties! 1-888-858-7663


Old Tires on a New Car?

Old Tires on a New Car?

Every 20-30 years a home needs to have a new roof installed. This is based on the lifespan of the shingles which were installed and how well they have endured the weather conditions.  In many respects, a new roof is a once or twice-in-a-lifetime investment that a homeowner makes if they want to stay in their home for a prolonged period of time. 

WHEN Is the Best Time of Year to Replace My Roof?

WHEN Is the Best Time of Year to Replace My Roof?

Most roofs are composed of asphalt shingles. Yours may very well be included in this majority. If it is, it’ll probably last about 20 years and then be due for a replacement. If your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, it’s time to think about your roof replacement options. The best time of the year to have a roofing contractor install your new roof may not be when you think.