Now that we are in the thick of hurricane season, June 1st running through November 30th, we are starting to see the damaging affects of severe storms and tropical weather at facilities across the country. How prepared is your facility? Did you consider your facility roof when scheduling preventative maintenance for 2017?
All day the workers in your facility are on your floor, working on it, stepping on it, running machines on it, storing equipment and inventory on it, possibly driving necessary vehicles across it. With all of this heavy use, it can be easy to overlook, and dangerous to ignore, necessary precautions.
When you take good care of your roof, you are making an investment in your building. Roof leaks can lead to structural damage and can harm the products and materials inside your facility. While some damage is visible at the roof surface, the untrained eye will miss larger, more costly issues to repair, such as hail damage or moisture in the insulation layers.
The harsh freeze-thaw cycles of winter are over and the spring rains are winding down, which can only mean one thing: it’s roofing inspection season! Similar to those flat-tire causing potholes on the road, severe weather changes can also wreak havoc on any roofing system. But, getting a leak fixed or a new roof installed is not enough. Companies need to protect themselves by making sure the appropriate safety protocols are followed throughout a roofing project, from inspection to installation.