The Essential Guide to Maintaining your Commercial Roof

A well-maintained commercial roof is crucial to the longevity of your building and the safety of your employees and customers. Conversely, a leaking roof can lead to severe water damage and structural failure. This guide will provide tips for keeping your commercial roof in good condition year-round.


  1. Regular inspections and repairs: It is essential to have a professional inspect your roof at least once a year and more frequently if the top is older or has sustained previous damage. Any necessary repairs should be addressed immediately to prevent further damage.
  2. Clear debris: Debris, such as leaves and branches, can accumulate on flat commercial roofs, causing potentially damaging pools of standing water. Regularly removing this debris can also help prevent clogged drains.
  3. Proper drainage: Ensuring your roof drains appropriately prevents water damage. This includes clearing gutters and downspouts, checking for clogs, and promptly fixing any drainage issues.
  4. Preventative maintenance: Taking preventive measures such as sealing cracks and applying protective coatings can extend the lifespan of your roof and prevent future costly repairs.
  5. Regularly inspect roof drains, and clean gutters and downspouts: Clogged drains, gutters, and downspouts can lead to water buildup on the roof, causing damage. Cleaning them regularly will help prevent this issue.
  6. Promptly address any leaks: Leaks should never be ignored, as they can quickly cause significant damage if left unrepaired. Even small leaks should be fixed as soon as possible to prevent further issues.

By following these tips**, you can ensure that your commercial roof stays in top shape for years. Regular maintenance and prompt repair will protect your building and save you money in the long run.

**We recommend using a commercial roofing professional to perform routine roof service work for optimal results.  Depending on the type and slope of the roof, amateur roof maintenance can cause damage to property or people.  Central Roofing Company’s experienced service technicians will safely and efficiently inspect the roof and perform the required maintenance.  Call 763-572-0660 or email us at to schedule an appointment.


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