As your commercial building’s primary defense against the elements, your roof needs to remain intact and damage-free. Unforeseen weather-related problems, however, may compromise your flat roof’s performance. For instance, one of the most common roofing problems during winter is snow accumulation. This puts not only your employee’s safety at risk but also your customers.
RTN Roofing Systems, a roof repair contractor in the area, discusses how snow can damage your flat roof.
Commercial Roof Snow Load Risks
The type of snow is as important as its depth when it comes to roof load. For instance, powdery snow is lighter than wet, packed snow. Ice, on the other hand, is much heavier than snow. During the cold months, your roof is more vulnerable to all three combinations.
To evaluate the load risk, determine the total amount of accumulated snow and ice. Buildings in the danger zone should create a roof repair or maintenance plan to remove the snow and address other issues.
Preventing Roof Collapse
Many factors could dictate how your commercial building will perform under the weight of ice and snow. These include roof age, the condition of the roofing materials, elevation and maintenance. As the business owner, you have the responsibility to strengthen your roof if it isn’t adequately designed to withstand snow. A roof replacement or repair, however, should be performed before the cold months.
Removing snow buildup on your roof may help minimize the risk of collapse or other structural issues. You should get in touch with the pros, however, when dealing with this problem. Working with amateurs may only lead to more expenses and hassles.
Count on RTN Roofing Systems for your roof repair and installation needs. We offer professional commercial roofing services to fortify your commercial property’s weather defense. Call us today at (303) 578-1257 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. We serve residents of Colorado, including Denver, Loveland, and Colorado Springs, CO.