It’s important that you work with a successful commercial roofing installation company if you plan on having roof maintenance, roof repair, or general roof installation. Especially during the winter, ignoring even the smallest of problems with your roof could result in serious damages to your entire building, potentially putting everyone who enters in harm’s way.
If you attempt to perform roofing jobs or install a roof yourself, without professional experience, you could make the problem worse — not to mention injure yourself. During the winter, these jobs are even more dangerous. That’s why it’s essential to work with a commercial roofing installation company that can provide experienced and professional assistance.
Here are some dangers of working on a commercial roof during the winter.
Invisible Hazards On the Roof
When you see a lot of snow resting on your roof, you might think the best way to handle that is to simply get up there with a shovel and get to work. All that snow, however, is covering the entire surface of the roof and can be masking some serious life-threatening hazards. Since you can’t exactly see where you’re walking, or what you’re about to step on when walking around a snow-covered roof, you might end up hurting yourself. You might forget about skylights or rooftop windows. You might slip on a large patch of ice. To avoid causing harm to yourself or others, have professional roofers clear off your roof before they perform any commercial roofing tasks.
Strong winds can strike at any time, but they are the most dangerous during the winter when it comes to rooftop safety. A strong gust of wind that carries clouds of snow can block your sight and if that were to happen when you’re on a roof, it could lead to a dangerous or even fatal fall. Combine these strong snowy wind gusts with an ice-covered roof, and you’re in some serious danger. It’s important to avoid any rooftop exposure during high winds.
Commercial buildings owners who reactively maintain their roofs pay about 25 cents per square foot. Don’t put yourself at risk performing these tasks that you aren’t meant to do. Contact an experienced commercial roofing installation company that has professional roofers who know what they’re doing for any roof installation or roof repair job.