Summer Roof Protection
All experienced commercial and industrial roofing contractors know the risks of working in extreme weather during the winter – it’s hard to ignore the frequent torrential rain and occasional snow days wreaking havoc in the UK! But it’s not just the winter months that can bring risks for building owners; the summer months typically bring periods of hot weather and summers storms, which can cause significant damage to industrial roofs if they’re not properly protected.
At PremGroup, we take preventative steps to ensure that our clients’ roofs are protected from all the elements throughout the whole year.
Regardless of where you are located in the UK, eventually you’ll be hit with some sun and – just as you protect your own skin from the sun – you’ll need to ensure that your roof is adequately protected from harmful rays. There are a number of signs that you should look for before the summer comes, including checking if any areas of the roof are:
These are signs that your roofing system is potentially susceptible to becoming serious issues if they are not addressed before summer comes. You may not be able to spot these problems, or you may have limited access to certain areas of your roof, in which case you should contact PremGroup to discuss our roof condition report service.
Our specially trained team can carry out a wide range of roof surveys and diagnostics, to find out exactly what repairs your roof may require.
Even though the average rainfall in the UK decrease in the summer months, most areas can still expect around 10 days of rain per month. The threat of water damage is significant when you consider the issues that can arise from flooded roofs and gutter systems; particularly if a leak forms.
PremGroup provide leak detection services to help identify even the smallest leak; given the severity of damage that can be caused by roof leaks, it’s wise to avoid any major work repairs later on by appointing a trained leak detection contractor to assess whether your roof is at risk.
It’s not just the exterior that you should be concerned about; you should thoroughly check the interior of your roofing system and keep an eye out for any of the following:
- Seeping water
- Missing sections of your roof
- Broken bits of roof material
If you’re unsure if there’s any issue with your roof, it’s always best to call a specialist contractor to check it for you properly with the right tools and processes.
Hot, humid weather moving across the UK can bring with it thunderstorms and sudden showers; recent years have seen cases of flash flooding occur during summer months and the if proper precautions aren’t taken, these bouts of extreme weather can cause severe damage.
These summer storms and flash floods are known to come with high winds, so additional risks have to be considered, including:
- Falling trees
- Falling debris
- Water accumulation
- Loss of roof material
- Damage to drainage systems
To reduce the risks of damage from summer storms, take the following steps:
- Clear out debris from gutters and drains
- Check skylights and domes for cracks and other damage
- Remove or heavily secure any equipment or loose materials on your roof
Take preventative steps
To ensure that your industrial roof is adequately protected this summer, get in touch with PremGroup and we can arrange the following for you: