How to Avoid a Roof Collapse

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If there is one thing that you never want to experience, it is a roof collapse. The effects of this can be financially devastating and potentially life threatening. One collapse could have your Fort Collins, CO business shut down for several weeks, or even worse, permanently. That is why you want to ensure that you know exactly how to prevent your commercial building from ever experiencing roof collapse.

Watch Your Weight

Even if you hired a top roofing company to install your roof, that does not mean that it is not vulnerable to a possible collapse just like any other roof out there. One of the ways in which you could possibly put your roof in danger of reaching its breaking point is by having or installing heavy objects on it that were not accounted for when designing and installing the roof.

Maybe your company decided that you needed some large industrial air conditioning units, or maybe you have created a summer hangout area for your employees on top of the roof. In either case, these uses of the roof might not have been told to the contractor when they designed it, so the maximum load amount will not reflect the sudden increase of weight that the roof is bearing. Before making any changes that will result in a lot more weight being added to the roof, make sure you determine the maximum load that your roof can handle first.

Inspect Regularly

damaged roofIt might not seem like the roof is an important part of your business since all of the action is happening inside your building, but it can be one of the most important areas. If you don’t have it regularly inspected, then small issues such as a large tree branch falling onto your roof or a really rough hail storm could develop into serious issues that might impact the structural integrity of your entire roof.

For more information about how to ensure that your roof stays in good condition, be sure to contact Horn Brothers Roofing today.

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