How Can You Protect Your Industrial Roof During The Summer?

Harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on industrial or commercial roofing, but many building owners aren’t as aware that the summer months can also bring their fair share of risks to the roof.

It’s easy to forget about the frequent summer storms that can often plaque cities in the North West, like Manchester, and the fast and fierce downpours that can suddenly spring up throughout the UK. The summer months can certainly cause a lot of damage to your roofing system under certain circumstances.

At NWIR we want to make sure your industrial roof is kept healthy throughout the summer months and beyond. Thankfully there are preventative steps you can take to protect your roof, leaving you free to take in the sunshine and warmth.


Damage from the sun

It doesn’t matter where your industrial roofing system is located, you’ll eventually have to deal with some sun, and just like you’d protect yourself from potentially harmful rays, your roof will also need protection. Your roofing system can be vulnerable to sun damage, but there are certain signs you can watch out for to prevent any small areas of damage becoming a much bigger problem.

Check the roof has no areas that are faded, warped or chipped, and look out for any signs of deformity. All these signs may not immediately stand out, but it’s still beneficial to carry out regular roof inspections, during or even after a period of warm weather and clear skies. This is why our specially trained experts can carry out a variety of roof surveys and diagnostics, to find out exactly what repairs your roof may require.


Water leaks and damage

When it comes to commercial or industrial roofing systems, the threat of water damage is one of the biggest concerns. And if a leak or other type of water damage isn’t detected early enough, it can lead to major repair work down the line.

It’s always important to thoroughly check the interior of your roofing system, as well as the outside. Keep an eye out for any subtle signs of seeping water, along with any missing or broken bits of roof material, as this can cause water to enter the building.


Sudden stormy weather

With hot humid weather comes the inevitable thunderstorm and sudden showers. The damage this sort of severe summer weather causes can often be significant if the proper precautions aren’t met.

Summer storms and flash flooding can come with plenty of rain and high winds, and can lead to trees getting knocked down, falling debris, water accumulation and more. All of this runs the risk of your roofing system becoming seriously damaged, with membranes getting worn away and the fast accumulation of rainwater putting a strain on any drainage system.

It’s always worth clearing out any debris from any gutters and drains, to allow any water to properly drain away. Make sure to check any skylights or domes for any cracks or other damage, if applicable. If you have any equipment piled onto your building, ensure that it’s stored away or removed, as high winds can push objects and cause more damage.

Remember, a well-maintained roofing system that’s regularly inspected, will be able to better withstand anything the summer months may throw at it. Make sure to always take quick action when it comes to mitigating any minor damage, as this will prevent larger issues as winter eventually rolls back around.

Make use of our roof surveys

At NWIR, our highly accredited roofing contractors want to make sure your roof is up to scratch – by carrying out one of our professional roof surveys and diagnostics.

From moisture scanning to thermal roof surveys, we can assess your roof quickly, efficiently and without any disruption. We provide roof surveys for any commercial or industrial roofing systems in the North West, or anywhere in the UK.

Let us help you maintain a healthy roofing system, by identifying any repairs you might need. We’ll provide you with a free and transparent quote to get any issues sorted, letting you get back to enjoying the summer months.

Contact us today, to find out more about how we can help.