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Winter Commercial Roof Maintenance

4 Tips for Winter Roof Maintenance on Your Commercial Building

Winter is coming and it’s getting cold outside. Maintaining your commercial roof continues to be important, especially as temperatures fluctuate. 

Here are 4 Easy Maintenance Tips you should consider this winter season to prevent leaks and damage from popping up now and in spring.

#1: Have A Roof Inspection 

Check for cracking of any seals as well as loose or damaged roofing materials. By repairing these early you can avoid leaks and additional water damage caused from expanding ice in these crevices.

#2: Check all Drainage Systems Prior to Snowfall 

Make sure that all gutters, downspouts, and drains are cleared of debris. Moving water off your roof is essential to avoid ponding and freezing that can damage membranes and drains.

#3: Check for Ice Dams

If you notice icicles hanging off gutters, you probably have an ice dam. These can do extensive damage to gutters and downspouts. An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of the roof and prevents melting snow from draining off the roof. The water that backs up can leak down walls, ceilings, and insulation.

#4: Remove Excess Snow  

If you are located in a more mountainous region where snow is likely, be certain to remove any excess buildup of snow on your roof. More than a foot of packed snow can increase damage to your roof system and increase the risk of collapse from the excess weight.

Contact you local commercial roofer to perform your winter roof maintenance before snow and ice come to the area. This provides you with the peace of mind that your company’s assets are safe no matter what the weather this winter. 


WNC Roofing specializes solely in commercial roof repair and replacement for all types of commercial roofing systems including: TPO, Metal, EPDM, Shingle and PVC. We provide safe, smart and professional advice and service when it comes to protecting your business’s assets and extending the life of your commercial roof.

WNC Roofing utilizes only the highest quality commercial roofing materials from suppliers such as Carlisle Syntec Systems, Firestone, ALDO, and more. We install all products per manufacturer specifications.  WNC Roofing is a fully licensed, insured, and bond-able Commercial Roofing Contractor with offices in Asheville, North Carolina, Greenville, South Carolina and Spartanburg, South Carolina.

To learn more about how WNC Roofing can help you with all your commercial roofing needs, give us a call at (800) 704-7765 or submit a Roof Inspection request above and our service department will get in touch to schedule a visit.

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