Why Commercial Roofs Need Inspecting After Christmas

Christmas might be the most wonderful time of the year. But it’s also a difficult period for your commercial property. Read on as we explore why that’s the case and how to inspect your roof after Christmas.

Time away at Christmas

While Santa and snow might be the best things about Christmas for kids, most adults look forward to some much-needed time away from work. Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day are all bank holidays. However, many workplaces close for the week in-between too.

But as you tuck into your festive feast, spare a thought for your commercial property, which is being left unattended for several days. Not just any days either – winter days, where the weather can be wet, cold and windy.

In December, the UK averages 13 days of rain or snow, meaning it’s almost 50-50 as to whether the heavens will open. Pair that with the potential for high winds or freezing temperatures, and you can see why Christmas is a tough time to be a roof!

Winter roofing woes

There’s a reason roofers are so busy in winter. The bad weather mentioned above can cause a number of issues with your roof – from parts being blown off by gale-force winds to heavy rain exposing even the smallest gap or crack in your roof.

When your commercial site is at full capacity, it’s far more likely that those issues will be spotted quickly. Someone might see water leaking in while it’s raining or just spot something that’s slipped out of place.

You can get a roofer in, get the problem fixed and carry on with your job. When the building is shut or partially closed, there’s less chance of that happening. That’s why it’s best to get everything checked as you start the new year.

Inspecting your commercial roof

There are a couple of simple ways to check your roof’s condition yourself. If you can safely access the roof space, take a look around for any signs of water ingress. Otherwise, check around the ceiling and the top of walls.

If it’s a pitched roof, you can also look up from ground level outside the building to see whether everything looks as it should. However, as with any roof, it’s not advisable to access the roof itself unless you have proper training.

To get a proper idea of your roof’s condition, it’s best to contact a professional commercial roofing company. They’ll be able to inspect every aspect of your roof up close to identify any issues and nip them in the bud. You’ll get a quote for any recommended repairs, so you can make an informed decision on how you’d like to proceed.

Book an inspection in Huddersfield

Don’t wait for water to start pouring in before you get your roof checked. DPR Roofing provides timely, thorough roof inspections for commercial properties throughout Huddersfield, including shops, offices and factories.

With our experienced team on your side, you can fix things before they become a major problem, then crack on with the year ahead. To find out more or book an inspection, call us on 01484 966 772 or email [email protected].