In our business, trust is essential. Rainville-Carlson builds trust with thorough commercial inspections that extend the lifespan of your roof. Schedule your roof inspection in Minneapolis today.
Strong summer rays and heavy winter snowfall cause problems to your roofing throughout the year. Luckily, Rainville-Carlson can keep your building protected with our commercial inspection services. Contact our team for the best roof inspection in Minneapolis.
In the first 10 years, a roof should be inspected biannually by a professional and routinely by the property owner. Beyond the decade mark, property owners should schedule quarterly inspections to hit the 25-year life expectancy, which is the maximum lifespan before a new commercial roof is recommended.
Weather events in the Minneapolis area will increase how often a roof should be inspected; here are a few items that require professional service:
- Broken or Loose Ridge Vents
- Broken or Fallen Roof Tiles
- Holes in the Roof Membrane
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Your roof’s age is essential in determining how often you should schedule roofing maintenance. Most commercial roofs are built to last 20 years. With regular maintenance, that’s only the minimum. Inspections from leading contractors like Rainville-Carlson and regularly checking the roof yourself can extend its service life to 25 years.
Due to the higher amounts of snowfall throughout Minnesota, roof life expectancy here is lower. With quarterly inspections, especially ahead of snowfall, Rainville-Carlson can sustain your roof for a couple of decades.
Interested in learning more about regular inspections and maintenance for the best roofing in winter? Contact Rainville-Carlson today.
Winter is a dangerous time up north, but that doesn’t mean your roof is free from Mother Nature the rest of the year. Here’s what year-round roofing inspections can prevent:
Severe Weather Damage
When you consider that the average snowfall reaches 52 inches per year here compared to the national average of 28 inches, roof inspection in Minneapolis becomes all the more vital. Strong winds and storms are also a concern year-round, allowing moisture to enter roof vents. The only way to stay ahead of severe weather events is by conducting regular inspections.
UV rays and sunlight damage are perceiving on roofs. You may not be able to tell thermal damage, blistering, damaged sealants, and deterioration has already begun. Schedule inspections to prevent sunlight damage before it’s too late.
Standing or ponding water is a common problem for commercial roofs. If you notice standing water 48 hour past the most recent rainfall, schedule an inspection for ponding. Roofs could experience malfunctioning drainage systems or downspout location issues.
Failing to schedule regular roofing inspections can cause many problems in freezing temperatures. Let’s take a look at a few concerns for roofing in the winter months.
If you notice icicles, your roof could be experiencing ice dams. The fluctuation between cold and freezing temperatures in the winter is the cause. These variations can cause the upper portions of roofs to melt snow while the lower half remains frozen. Melted snow from the top part can run off into the gutters, creating a dam that will lead to major damage for your roof. Checking your roof and scheduling regular inspections ahead of the Minneapolis snow allows a professional to identify ventilation needs in freezing temperatures. Contractors add the proper insulation to ensure the tops of your roof don’t overheat.
Icicles are a direct result of ice dams and water runoff into gutters. There are a few solutions to prevent icicles if ventilation fails in the peak of winter. Routinely clearing your gutters of leaves and other debris in the fall should prepare your roof once winter rolls around.
Condensation occurs when a pocket of warm air enters the exposed areas of your roof. This is often overlooked when checking your roof, and property owners who don’t schedule regular inspections will experience roof condensation in cold temperatures. Leaks in cold weather release odors into your building, not to mention mold growth and mildew on the ceilings and roof. If you identify condensation, have a professional vent your roof correctly.