If the roof is not properly cared for, roof problems caused by winter conditions can lead to everything from interior leaks to roof material damage to structural collapse, according to an article from Building Operating Management on the FacilitiesNet website.
Facility managers should develop a winter roof management plan that incorporates inspections, maintenance actions, and repair procedures that take effect before and after winter storm events.
Most facility managers are aware that conducting roof maintenance inspections and making repairs in the fall are best practices to prepare the roof prior to the winter months.
While preparation is an important step, there are also steps to take during harsh winter weather that will be more beneficial in the long run. Colder weather and excessive precipitation are the primary problems that affect most of the country (to some extent) in winter months.See the latest posts on our homepage