Time to spring into action with a roof inspection!

Winter winds and cold snow pound the exterior of buildings and accelerate the aging process.

Maintenance in the spring is a crucial part of protecting your roof and making sure it lasts as long as possible. That’s why so many St Louis businesses turn to Bade Roofing for maintaining their roofs, especially during these harsh winter months when blustery winds can do devastating damage on even sturdiest buildings!

Bade Roofing specialists inspect roofs, documenting defects, points of deterioration, and compromised roof accessories and assemblies that are in need of repair. We conduct debris removal, clear drains for proper water flow, caulk terminations and pipe seals as needed, and document roof surface defects, water-entry points, and damage. After each inspection, we provide a detailed written assessment of your roof with photographs, along with suggestions for cost-effective repairs and replacement solutions.

Carpets and interiors in your home collect winter’s dust and grime, and your roof is no different. Roofs and roof accessories get dirty from environmental exposure. In order to retain their energy-efficient benefits, photovoltaic solar panels, reflective roof systems and coatings, skylights and light tubes will all require cleaning. With a spring roofing maintenance schedule in place, you’ll be able to restore your commercial roofing system to its optimal performance. Bade Roofing’s spring maintenance programs restore, protect, and maintain the energy-efficiency and R-values of your roof while keeping your roofing system code-compliant.

Here are a few of the items we are looking for when our team inspects your roof:

Water standing on the roof surface (Within 48 hours of the most recent weather event, there shouldn’t be any standing water on the roof surface)  
Roof surface discoloration
Storage of material on the roof surface (Recommend removing)
Loose, buckled, or damaged flashing
Vegetation on or in contact with the roof surface
Rust on metal pipe venting or other metal roof penetrations
Gaps and or cracks in the caulking around roof penetrations, vents, HVAC units, antennas, skylights, etc.
Any debris on roof surface, drains, and gutter systems (Debris holds water/moisture which can lead to roof surface deterioration and should be removed)
Missing domes on roof drains
Shingle or low-slope with granulated surfaces for excessive amounts of loose granules on roof surface as well as granules in drain or gutter systems
Cracks, blisters, punctures, and "alligatoring” on roof surfaces
Cracks in masonry parapets or caps
Damaged, defective, or missing joints in masonry along roof edges

Any of these conditions will be noted in the inspector’s report and submitted to building management so the issues can be addressed.

Spring roofing maintenance is something you can do today that your future self will thank you for.

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