Although the Minnesota winters can be hard on your roof, you shouldn’t discount the summer heat, sun’s UV rays, and storms that sweep through the Twin Cities area. The Construction Group can give your roof a complete inspection and make the necessary adjustments. With maintenance and upgrades, your roof should be ready for the summer heat and sunshine. To schedule an inspection, contact The Construction Group today.
The Effects of Heat on a Commercial Roof
Heat causes roofing materials to expand. If your commercial roof made of wood, clay, plastics and other similar substances, it may not be equipped to handle the expansion. The materials contract and shrink back down to their standard size once the sun goes down. The ongoing stretching and shrinking causes wear and tear on the materials. You may notice cracks, tears or warps along the membrane of the roof. It inevitably leads to air and water leaks that can damage your building’s interior. For this reason, you should schedule an inspection of your roof before the summer season heats up.
Preparing Your Roof for Summer
While there’s no stopping the summer season from approaching, we can help you get your roof ready for summer with standard maintenance and component upgrades. Below are some ways we can reinforce your roof to withstand the outside elements:
Complete Examination. We will assess the commercial roof surface to determine if there are any deficiencies. If we find anything, we will submit a full report and provide you with solutions for strengthening the roof surface.
The Roofing Membrane. The most critical component of a commercial roof is the membrane. Most membranes have multiple layers that act as an insulative buffer to the roof’s foundation. We’ll look for tears or cracks in the membrane.
Attachments. If the roofing membrane is mechanically attached to the roof surface, you may have some broken or loose attachments. If it is attached via an adhesive, we can look for bubbles or loose areas where water can seep through the adhesive.
Roofing Accessories. Does your roof have skylights, chimneys, or objects inserted through the surface? We’ll check to see that these areas are properly sealed and in good working condition. Loose seals can allow for water leaks to seep into the building.
Complete Commercial Roofing Maintenance and Repair
If you are looking for a commercial roofing contractor in Woodbury, Minnesota or the surrounding Twin Cities area, contact The Construction Group today. We provide comprehensive commercial roofing installation, repair, and full system replacement. We can work closely with you to improve the look and performance of your roof. To schedule service or get an estimate, call us today at 651-731-5857, or you can message us on our contact page.