How Snow and Ice Impact Your Flat Roof

Cold weather and precipitation are a part of life in Cincinnati, which has a major downside for business owners. Snow never does anything good for a roof, especially for a flat one, which most commercial buildings have. On top of the safety hazard this poses, your source of income is at risk. 

Today, we’re going to discuss why you need commercial roofing services ASAP after a snowstorm. 

  1. The Weight Causes Damage

Your building isn’t meant to carry a large amount of snow on top of it for long periods of time. Eventually, a portion of a structure could collapse. At best, this will cause expensive commercial roofing bills. At worst, you or a client could be injured. 

  1. Leaks

When ice or snow is on your roof, there’s always the risk of the melted water seeping inside your building, eventually leading to a leak. If this is left unattended, it can threaten the structure of your building. 

  1. Mildew 

When your roof has long-term contact with moisture, it will eventually become soggy. This creates the threat of mildew, which carries risks much worse than just the unpleasant smell. It weakens the material and eventually leads to rotting, making it easier to break. 

  1. Pest Infestation 

Along with fungal growth, both leaks and mildew attract all kinds of insects to the affected area. Once you have an infestation, it’s extremely difficult to get it out. 

What to Do

You should always get a professional for any type of commercial roofing. This keeps you out of danger and spares you the fear of making a mistake that further damages your building. 

The Importance of Post-Snow Commercial Roofing

Snow and ice will wreak havoc on your building if it’s allowed to, putting you at risk for bodily harm, financial loss, and other liabilities. Let Paramount Commercial Roofing help you eliminate these risks.

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