Preparing a building for winter is not only viable for homeowners but commercial building owners as well. First things first, to start preparing a roof for extreme winter weather is with an overall inspection. There is no need for a professional for this to be done.
- Perform a personal inspection
One can simply get on the roof and be able to determine its current state and whether or not it requires any maintenance work. Any small signs of deterioration could be a cause for concern and could potentially have a greater impact in the future.
- Look for any signs of deterioration
Any visibly damaged should be taken into consideration, no matter how small it may be. Following a personal inspection, hiring a professional could be the best thing to do.
Their experience helps them spot any potential risks not visible to the unexperienced and they will make sure that all potential hazards to a roof will be prevented during winter.
- Repairing the damage
Exposed and damaged areas are very vulnerable to the extreme conditions during winter and they should be immediately repaired. Poor installation or deterioration of the flashings should be taken care of, as well as the drainage system itself.
- Take other equipment into account
HVAC equipment, if present on the roof, should be properly-y inspected by a qualified technician and also perform some maintenance checks. Replacing the air filter, cleaning out the ducts and also inspecting the vents before the cold season hits are recommended.