As a property owner, it is your job to ensure your tenants are living in a well-maintained apartment that meets their needs. Installing and maintaining apartment roofing is a major part of doing so. When you have a quality roof that has been properly cared for, it is an investment that will protect your residents and property for decades. However, apartment roofing (much like any other roofing) will face inevitable damage from the elements.
The roof is the part of any structure that endures the most wear and tear. From severe rain, high wind, icy frost and baking heat, a roof faces many unavoidable damages. To keep your roof from falling apart (literally) and destroying your property, it is essential that you schedule frequent maintenance and repairs.
When damages are repaired, it allows water and debris to easily run off your roof without building up and causing potential structural damage. Here are 4 of the best ways to keep up with your apartment roofing to ensure it exceeds expectations for years to come.
Granted, this is no small task. Cleaning the surface of apartment complex roofs will require a good amount of time and elbow grease if you want to do it right. But, it is well worth the payoff in the long run. By doing so, you allow the roof to have good flow so no unwanted debris or water collects in grooves.
Flashing is the metal strips that seal the edges of a roof around vents, chimneys or other areas where water could potentially leak through. Hail or strong winds can often damage the flashing and lead to a series of problems to follow; such as water leakage and rot.
It’s no surprise that obvious damage to the roof will need immediate attention, but it is often the unnoticed wears that cause severe problems in the long run. For this reason, it is important that you regularly look for small issues that could create big trouble; like missing or curled shingles.
There’s no doubt that a storm could knock a few things loose, cause water buildups, or worse. Anytime your apartment complex has seen a severe thunderstorm, make sure to check out the roof immediately for any signs of obvious and not-so-obvious damage. Catching problems early can save you thousands in the long run and help you avoid an entire roof replacement.
As a local, family-owned business, Norwest Roofing is dedicated to helping our community by providing property owners with beautiful, long-lasting roofs. Whether you need a few minor repairs or a significant roof repair, our team can get the job done in a timely and efficient manner.