The winter season can be a great time for your business, especially if you have a retail store where families want to enjoy shopping for the holiday. Unfortunately, your business property takes quite a beating during the winter, especially your roof. Ice damage is a definite risk when the temperatures drop, especially with the ice dams. Here are some tips for preventing ice damage to your roof.
Keep Your Gutters Clean
Try some inventive and sensible choices when you replace your roofing, and there are many alluring options available widely. Not only do these take an environmentally-friendly approach to roofing refurbishment, but these strategies also provide a durable roof that will bring style and longevity to your home. Talk with contractors about contemporary solutions that are kind to the environment, and that fit within your project budget.
Think about these environmentally-friendly alternatives:
If you own a commercial building onto which you're installing a green roof, listen up: El Nino is looking more and more likely for the winter of 2015-2016, and that means a lot of rain in much of the country. If you are going to install a permanent green roof -- in other words, those plants are staying outside no matter what -- you must ensure that the drainage systems are working well.
If you have cedar or asphalt shingles on your roof, then you may have a problem with moss. You might be willing to dismiss moss as a quaint addition, but this would be a mistake. The problem with moss is that it holds moisture against your roof and can, thus, promote decomposition. If you have moss on your roof, you need to remove it, but more importantly you need to ensure that it doesn't grow back.
When the sun shines on your roof, it may raise the temperature in your home, which results in higher utility bills. Below are five ways you can cool your roof down so you can save some money.
Cover the Roof
You can replace the shingles on your roof with cool asphalt shingles. Cool asphalt shingles contain a granule coating that reflects the sun. This granule coating can be put on asphalt, metal, polymer, and wood shingles