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Baton Rouge Commercial Roofing: Preparing for Winter

Posted by Robbie Chatelain on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 @ 09:38 AM

Baton Rouge Commercial Roofing: Preparing for WinterIt doesn’t seem to happen often and usually comes with little warning, but the temperature outside is about to match the calendar hanging in your office.  As a business owner in south Lousiana, in addition to your busy day-to-day responsibilities and the obligations of the looming holidays, caring for your facility and infrastructure as the seasons change is a primary concern.  One of the most susceptible elements of your business’ structure as the temperature begins to drop is your roof.  Here are 3 tips to keep your commercial roof in Baton Rouge safe and sound through the winter months.

1.) Check for and clear debris:  This is a good plan to implement a couple of times each year.  Clearing leaves, branches and other wind swept debris  can take unnecessary pressure off of your commercial roof and also reveal any damage.  Addressing issues now can be much simpler and cost effective before the cold and wet winter months arrive.

2.) Clean gutters: With our climate, a strong storm or heavy precipitation can come at any time.  With clogged gutters debris will have a difficult time escaping your roof.  Poor drainage can also lead to foundation issues.  This activity can also give you a good idea of the condition of your gutters as well as the health of your roof.

3.) Check your attic: Energy costs can pose a tremendous burden, especially as the temperature begins to drop.  Checking your attic is an opportunity to address any insulation issues that may have arisen, it is also a great time to monitor any leaks or other roof problems.  Sound insulation can create a tremendous energy savings.  Also replacing your roof with a metal or highly reflective shingle can help keep your offices warm in the winter and cool in the summer.  An attic assessment is key to gauging the health of your infrastructure.

Whether you run business from a simple office, a metal warehouse or a stucco, brick or wood home, this is the time of the year to take assessment and inventory of your property.  The biggest aspect of your structure is your roof.  It covers the most area and ultimately protects you from the elements and keeps you and your employees safe.  Cribbs Incorporated has been taking care of businesses around the Baton Rouge area for over 50 years.  No matter what type of roof you have or service you need, the experts at Cribbs have the craftsmanship and resources to take care of your business.  For more information, click here.

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