EPDM Flat Roofing Maintenance Services In Southeast Wisconsin
Commercial Rubber Roofing Maintenance Services From the Experts at Alois
Routine EPDM maintenance is vital to extending the roofing’s service life and ensuring the integrity of the roof. Splitting, ponding, and blistering are a few of the largest dangers building owners face when using rubber roofing but are all preventable with routine, professional maintenance. If ignored or not caught early enough, these issues will lead to leaks, drafts, mold and other issues that will drive up your electric bill and cause costly water or structural damage.
Far too often, inexperienced or amateur roofers will be hired to maintain a commercial or industrial building's rubber roofing to save some money. Improper maintenance or repairs performed by inexperienced roofers on an EPDM roof can sometimes be even worse than doing nothing at all. EPDM maintenance and repairs should only be performed by experts that know what they are doing. Trying to improve the bottom line by paying less for routine maintenance will likely just end up costing you more in the long run than if you had hired specialists in the first place.
Contact Southeastern Wisconsin’s leading experts in EPDM maintenance, installation, replacement and repair for more information.
EPDM Roofing Maintenance Frequency
EPDM roofs should receive routine inspection and maintenance services at least once a year, but two inspections per year are highly recommended. All flat roofs are susceptible to seasonal damage, but rubber roofs are much more vulnerable than most other types of roofing and should ideally be checked in both the spring and fall.
Most Common Sources of Wear and Damages for Commercial EPDM Roofing:
- Recurring foot traffic without the necessary precautions
- Falling debris from a tornado or other strong winds
- Animals and birds
- Snow and ice
- Inexperienced snow and ice removal
Expert Commercial EPDM Cleaning and Inspection
Our team will inspect and evaluate your roofing for any flaws in the material, like holes or tears, and then complete any necessary repairs to fix the issues before any permanent or costly damage occurs. We can also remove any debris, like leaves or branches, and then wash the roof for you.
Professional cleaning is one of the more important parts of a routine maintenance check for commercial and industrial rubber roofing. EPDM tends to get much hotter than other commercial roofing options during warm weather. It can even begin to crack if not properly maintained and cleaned, causing water to leak inside your building when it rains.
Cyanobacteria, mold and mildew can all begin to infest the EPDM membrane when not properly cleaned. If you even suspect you have an infestation of any of these, contact us immediately! This is a potential health hazard since mold and mildew are able to spread into HVAC units and any other vents on the roof. This is most effectively prevented and defeated with a wash using EPDM membrane soap that kills any and all germs on the roofing. Dealing with this improperly may lead to even more structural damage, so this should be left to EPDM experts.
Contact Alois Roofing & Sheet Metal to learn more about our EPDM commercial roofing services from Milwaukee to Madison.