Get Your Commercial Roofing System Ready for Spring

Tony Britskey

Tony Britskey

CEO, Metro Roofing

Get Your Commercial Roofing System Ready for Spring

Spring is just around the corner, and most people in the Pickering area are starting to get excited about the upcoming weather changes.


However, not everyone has this mindset. Instead of celebrating, many business owners are spending the remainder of winter preparing their brick-and-mortar businesses for the rain, melting snow and high winds that come along with the spring season.


Although you should take the time to prepare your entire business, there’s one aspect that you should never overlook: your roof. Roofing systems are an essential part of commercial buildings. A well-maintained roof can:

  • Protect you and your employees from the elements
  • Trap in warm/cool air (depending on the season)
  • Promotes proper water drainage
  • Completes the look of the building


However, you should never start the roof maintenance process by yourself; before you get started, you should call Pickering’s flat roof repair experts, Metro Roofing.


For those that aren’t familiar with us, we’re a residential and commercial roofing company that’s been providing the Pickering community with unmatchable service for 35 years. Our experienced team has the know-how, resources and commitment to take on any repair!


Aside from being one of the most experienced roofing companies in Pickering and the surrounding areas, we’re also one of the most reliable. We don’t consider a job to be “done” until your expectations have been met or exceeded!


Continue reading to learn more about how we can help you take care of your roofing system this spring.


Keep Your Gutters Clean and Obstruction-Free

Gutters are an integral part of practically every commercial roofing system. A clean gutter system allows rainwater to drain off of your roof into a safe area. This prevents water pooling and moisture-related mould.


However, if you don’t take proper care of your gutter system, it can eventually become clogged with things like:

  • Leaves
  • Small stones
  • Branches/twigs
  • Dirt
  • General debris


These obstructions can result in clogged gutters that can potentially overflow. This can lead to rust damage and, even worse, interior leaks.


When the gutter’s drainage is compromised, a large amount of excess water will begin to accumulate on your roof. When this happens, the water seeps into small cracks and openings in the roofing system. This can lead to structural and interior damage.


If you ever experience a leak due to improper roof maintenance, you can call on our team at Metro Roofing. We offer 24/7 flat roof leak repair services; whether it’s lunchtime or bedtime, you can count on us to be there for you.


Clean the Roof

During the winter (and even in the spring), the weather can change at the drop of a hat. It can go from a calm, sunny day to a harsh hailstorm in an instant.


The Pickering area experiences its fair share of hailstorms and high winds. These conditions can cause small objects and debris to accumulate on the top of your roof. This debris can attract birds, which can potentially damage your rooftop (by nesting in or on it).


On a warm, clear day, you should take the time to sweep your roof and remove any debris. If you’d like to go the extra mile, you can apply a roof-cleaning solution. Doing this will make your rooftop feel brand-new and improve its overall appearance.


Fix Minor (or Major) Damage

Although you can clean your roof by yourself, you should always get it inspected by a professional.


Unless you have commercial roofing experience, you most likely won’t be able to identify any minor or hard-to-spot issues. If left untreated, these small issues can grow into big problems! That’s why you should book a roof inspection with one of our experts every spring.


Thanks to our collective on-the-job experience, our team can identify (and repair) both major and minor issues on practically any roofing system, even hot tar roofing — that’s why our clients refer to us as Pickering’s most trusted name in hot tar roofing.


Trim Nearby Tree Branches

As mentioned earlier, the spring season can be quite windy, especially in Pickering and the surrounding areas. If there are unusually large trees nearby, then you should think about trimming the tree branches.


High winds can cause weak or dead branches to fall onto your roof. If one of these branches is large enough, it can potentially compromise your sheet flashing or other integral parts of your roofing system. Failing to fix this damage could lead to hundreds or thousands of dollars’ worth in repairs. This is something that most business owners would like to avoid.


If you’ve recently experienced branch-related rooftop damage, feel free to give us a call. We’re happy to inspect, repair and even replace your roofing system —don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about how you can schedule a meeting with one of our roofing experts.


When you’re a business owner, there is no shortage of tasks that need to be done, especially in the spring. If you ever need any help with your commercial roofing system, you can count on our team at Metro Roofing. We promise that we’ll provide unbeatable customer service and leave you with a product that’ll have you smiling.

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