Own Your Own Building? 2 Tips On Getting It Ready For Winter

5 September 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

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If you own a commercial building, you need to properly maintain it. One way to do this is to get it ready for winter. Doing this will help keep your building in good condition no matter what the winter weather brings. This will also save you time and money in the spring if you have to make repairs. To help you get started with this, below are two tips on what you can do.

1. Roofing

If the roof on your commercial building is getting older, hire a roofing contractor to inspect it for you. This is important as if you do not snow and ice may leak into your building as it melts causing water damage inside. This can also cause mold and mildew to start growing inside your building.

Hire a commercial roofer to do this for you as they are familiar with roofing on commercial buildings more when compared to a residential roofer.

The commercial roofer will inspect the shingles for any kind of damage. For example, there may be shingles that are loose. If so, the roofing contractor can use roofing nails to secure the shingles. If there are missing shingles, the roofing contractor can replace them. There also may be moss built up on the shingles. If so, the roofing contractor will clean the roof to remove this before the moss has time to cause damage. Moss also affects the aesthetics of the building.

If the contractor finds a lot of damage on the roof, they will suggest that you replace it. The roofing contractor can go over the different options you have.

2. Windows

If the windows in your building are getting older, you should consider replacing them. Even if they are not old, you need to inspect them. For example, check each window to ensure they close securely. You do not want any gaps as this will cause cold air to come into the building and warm air to go out of the building. This will raise your monthly utility bills. Check the weather stripping around each window to see if it is intact. If there is any weather stripping that is deteriorating, you need to replace it.

If you have a lot of windows, hire a windows contractor to help you. This contractor can determine if you should keep your current windows or replace them with new ones. The contractor can go over the different types of windows available, so you can choose what is best for your business.

Talk with the commercial roofing and windows contractor about this information and they can give you many more tips.