What is Freeze-Thaw Damage?
Freeze-thaw damage is a common problem in colder climates, having severe consequences for your roof, causing leaks and deterioration of its materials. Snow and ice present a threat that rain typically doesn’t, which can build up or infiltrate penetrations, flashing, or crevices in your roofing system.
This buildup of snow and ice thawing and re-freezing causes leaking or expanding watertight areas, potentially causing leaks once the snow is gone. When water freezes, it expands, causing cracks and damage to your facility.
Dealing with Freeze-Thaw Damage
If you discover freeze-thaw damage on your roof, it must be dealt with immediately. Hiring a professional is essential. Restoration Coatings can correctly identify the extent of the damage and provide the best solution for repairing it. Additionally, we can advise you on the best way to prevent future freeze-thaw damage.
Positive drainage on your roof is vital to its sustainability. While we cannot control mother nature, we can prepare to accommodate the snow, ice, or other weather. It’s important to have an action plan. This is where Restoration Coatings comes in. Have your roof inspected yearly and after major weather events like snow, ice, high wind, hail, or heavy rain. These inspections allow your business to prevent issues from becoming more extensive if untreated, leading to cost savings and fewer headaches. Standard services Restoration Coatings will perform to help prevent damage to your facility include the following:
- Inspect to ensure your roof is in good condition, which means it should be free of any cracks or points of failure.
- Ensure that your gutters are regularly cleared of debris to prevent water from pooling on your roof and causing freeze-thaw damage.
- Preserve your roof by having a maintenance service agreement.
Restoration Coating’s maintenance plan protects the integrity of your roof and extends its service life. It helps property owners and investors identify problems before they start, saving money. Check out our portfolio and call us at (405) 640-0319 or contact us.
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