Winter Roof Safety Tips for Commercial Roofs

The roof of a commercial building is responsible for protecting the building from the elements, and at no time of year is this job more important and more at risk than during the winter. Roofing companies in Edmonton know that winter can threaten the safety and integrity of a commercial roof with snow, rain, ice, strong winds, and freezing temperatures. At A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP., our Edmonton and Sherwood Park roofing contractors want to help you keep your commercial roof safe. Here are some tips to help mitigate winter roof damage:

– Make sure your roof is well-insulated and well-vented

A poorly insulated and poorly ventilated commercial roof is at a greater risk of forming an ice dam. An ice dam occurs when snow on top of a roof melts and then refreezes again at the edge of the roof, creating a barrier that causes meltwater to backup and potentially leak through the roof. Proper insulation and ventilation can help stop ice dams from occurring by keeping the temperature of the roof lower.

– Keep the roof clean and clear of debris

Another key to preventing ice dams is to keep your roof and your roof’s drainage system clear of debris. Dirt, leaves, twigs, and other debris covering the surface of a commercial roof can collect in the gutter system and on the edges of the roof, preventing meltwater from draining off. Alternatively, it can create a gutter clog and force meltwater to drain down the side of the building instead, potentially causing damage to your building’s exterior.

– Don’t let snow pile up on the roof

Letting snow pile up on top of the roof can put your roof at risk of collapsing under all of the weight. Leaving large amounts of snow and ice on top of the roof can also result in damage to your roofing material, which in turn can cause roof leaks. Your best solution to preventing snow buildup on the roof is to hire trusted roofing companies in Edmonton for roof snow removal.

– Have your roof inspected by qualified Edmonton roofing contractors

Every commercial roof in Edmonton should be regularly inspected by qualified Edmonton roofing contractors, especially before or at the start of winter. An experienced roofer will be able to spot signs of damage or of potential problems that could put you at a risk of roof leaks. Opting for necessary roof repairs in Edmonton before the winter starts can save you a lot of money on more expensive damage caused by extreme winter weather.

At A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. we provide a variety of commercial roofing services, including roof inspections and roof repair in Edmonton. Our qualified roofers also offer rooftop snow removal, emergency repairs after severe weather, and spot patching for areas of your roof that only need minimal repairs. If you’d like to find out more about how our Edmonton roofers can help keep your roof safe during the winter, please contact A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. today.

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