"Do judge a roof by it's cover"
November 18, 2014
With everything business owners have to do in a day customer service, inventory, shipping, finances they may not feel they can spare an additional minute for anything else. However, devoting a bit of time in the fall to getting your business braced for winter will make the snow and ice season easier for your employees and customers alike.
Your business roof protects everything beneath it, so start with a roofing inspection, especially if your business has a low-slope roof. Water ponding on low-slope roofs in winter quickly leads to ice loads, while the weight of snow accumulation can stress a roof. Jewett Roofing Company can come out and conduct a roofing inspection convenient to your schedule.
Just beneath the roof are your business’s gutters; have your maintenance team keep these clean and free-flowing to prevent ice dams and icicles from marring the appearance of the front of your business. These are also a potential hazard for customers and employees alike.
If your business fade is more than one story, take time to pay attention to the upper story windows, an area often overlooked because most people seldom look up. What impression do you offer customers when they see neglected, dirty windows, or windows with peeling paint and missing caulk? Winterizing not only can save you money on energy bills, it can make your business look more inviting.
Make certain your customers can navigate their way into your business smoothly, by checking railings, steps, walkways and doorways.
Additionally, protect shrubs from snow with burlap or simple plywood tents that could also serve as advertising space.
Note: Arguably, the most important aspect of winter maintenance is keeping the sidewalk and parking lots free of ice and packed snow. It takes the slightest misstep for a twisted ankle (or worse) to mar your accident-free record. The few extra dollars spent towards ice melt will be well-spent.
Winter’s winds and driven rain can take a toll on everything exposed to the elements. Protect your business by calling Jewett Roofing Company and other trades to keep your company thriving all winter long.
With 35 years in the commercial roofing business, you can trust Jewett Roofing to get the job done right. Contact Jewett Roofing today to schedule a roof inspection for your business in Springfield, Collinsville, St. Louis, and the surrounding area.