Winter can be especially hard on commercial buildings. Commercial roofing contractors stay on alert during these months because the accumulation of snow and ice can be hazardous to life, limb and property. Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation share a few ways that the coldest months of the year can affect your roof.
Expansion and Contraction
The problem with the colder months is that the temperature can wreak havoc on the structure of your roof. The cold weather outside can severely contract the material your roof is made of. Meanwhile, If you have any heating implements designed to help snow melt off your roof this can cause your roof to expand.
The constant expansion and contraction of your roof can structurally weaken it. If this happens, new roofs will not have any trouble. However older roofs are sure to have structural issues which can lead to tearing. It’s best to have commercial roofing contractors check your roof for structure integrity leading into the winter months.
If you have a commercial roof with a gentle slope, then this might prove problematic when snow starts to accumulate. That is because you can easily have a snowdrift with just a few hours of snow. The heavier the snow accumulation becomes, the greater the weight will be on your roof. This in turn could cause considerable damage to your roof if left unchecked. Hire professionals immediately to prevent the problem from worsening and causing potential injury to your tenants.
Trust commercial roofing services experts like Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation for all your roof and gutter concerns. Give us a call at (865) 216-3274 (Knoxville) or (615) 906-1195 (Nashville). You can also fill out our contact form for a consultation. Our Lebanon and Knoxville, TN, offices are ready and willing to help you out with your queries. We look forward to working with you!