Storms sometimes appear without warning, which is why it makes perfect sense to take a preventive approach to storm damage. It can also help ensure business continuity. Commercial and residential roofing contractor Dior Construction shares tips that can help minimize and prevent storm damage to your commercial property.
You should keep and maintain records of every improvement, repair and installation made to your property. Even if your property currently doesn’t show signs of damage, documenting its condition before a storm strikes can be helpful when filing insurance claims. Take photos of the property including the roof, particularly the roof edges and flashing, as well as the ceiling that’s immediately below the roof itself.
Clean the Roof and Gutters
Debris left on the roof can cause damage during a storm. Keep a regular cleaning schedule to minimize such risks, especially if your property has single-ply that may get punctured easily. Open gutters and drains need to be regularly cleaned to prevent flooding on the roof.
Keep Up With Maintenance Appointments
Regular appointments with residential roofing services keep your home’s roof in good shape. You should do the same for your commercial property. Regular maintenance and inspections helps keep your roof in its best shape. Small punctures or loose seams can easily turn into bigger problems during a storm. Finding and repairing such small problems can help reduce the risks of leaks.
Keep Your Insurance Premiums Up to Date
It generally is a good idea to check with your insurance provider once a year to make sure your insurance premiums are up to date. The last thing you need in the event of storm damage is a delayed or denied claim just because your insurance policy isn’t up to date.
Keep Your Roofing Contractor’s Contact Information Up to Date
In case your property suffers storm damage, you need your roofing contractor to conduct a thorough a roofing inspection as soon as the weather allows it. An estimate of the repair costs will likewise be needed by your insurance provider to process your insurance claim.
Dior Construction is your leading provider of commercial roofing and asphalt shingles installation services. Give us a call at (201) 470-5077 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Bergen County, NJ, and the surrounding areas in New Jersey.