How to Make Sure Your Commercial Roof Lasts

How to Make a Commercial Roof Last

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One of the best ways to ensure you won’t have to undergo a commercial roof replacement anytime soon is to take good care of your roof. Despite outside forces, like the weather, it is possible to extend the lifespan of your roof by keeping some simple tips in mind. The commercial roofing contractors of Glick’s Exteriors are sharing how to get the most out of your commercial roof and make sure it lasts. 

Frequent inspections

Regular commercial roof inspections can help detect issues before they become larger problems. At least once a year, have a roofing contractor inspect your roof to ensure it is in good condition. Some things your contractor will look for include:

  • Curled or split shingles
  • Cracks or holes
  • Loose, missing, or broken shingles or tiles
  • Exposed nails 
  • Stains on asphalt shingles or large amounts of debris in the gutters
  • Sagging either on the ridges or in the center of the roof
  • Broken or loose shingles at the ridgelines and hip lines
  • Rusty or corroded metal and lose shingles in the valleys, plumbing vents, or near the chimneys
  • Damaged gutters or pipes
  • In flat roofs, blisters or cracks, depressions near vent pipes, separations in flashing, and clogged drains
  • Any leakage

Regular commercial roofing maintenance

If your roofing contractor spotted a problem during the inspection, it’s important to handle the issue immediately. Small leaks, cracks, or missing shingles can develop into much larger problems if not addressed promptly. Regular maintenance and repairs help save money, time, and the stress of a complete roof replacement. Work with an experienced roofing professional who can suggest a maintenance schedule to extend the life of your commercial roof. 


Proper roof ventilation can ensure optimal airflow during bouts of extreme temperatures. Non-existent roof ventilation can cause attic temperatures to soar to over 150 degrees in the summer, which can cause damages to the shingles and other roofing materials. During the winter months, improper ventilation can lead to the development of mold and mildew. 

Material and design

Material and roof design are essential for the overall lifespan of a commercial roof. Selecting a material that works best for your budget is important, but it’s also necessary to consider climate, location, and functionality. Ensuring your commercial roof compliments your type of business, as well as structurally functions to the demands of your location, is also imperative. At Glick’s Exteriors, we will help you choose the right Conklin roofing system that performs well and guarantees a long lifespan.


Whether you need to schedule a commercial roofing inspection, replacement, or maintenance service, know you can trust Glick’s Exteriors for all your roofing needs. We utilize Conklin roofing systems, including SPF, Membrane Coating, Fabric Reinforced Coatings, and Metal Restoration for your commercial roof. Conklin roof systems combine quality products with over 30 years of tested, proven, and trusted performance. Along with our high-quality products, we provide outstanding customer service and unparalleled craftsmanship. Contact our team today to schedule a commercial roofing consultation.

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