It’s no secret that a PM Silicone roof restoration is a great way to add decades to your building’s roof. Silicone’s seamless, waterproofing properties can restore almost any substrate and give your current roof new life. But how do you keep it in optimal condition? This blog looks at the proper maintenance and care on your silicone roof and dissects our free Roof Maintenance Guide.
We include PM’s Roof Owner’s Maintenance Guide in every warranty package that’s sold and on our website here. The guide and accompanying checklist address everything from mechanical threats to extreme weather events. Here are some highlights from that guide:
Early detection is crucial in personal health care. It’s the same for commercial roofing systems. Your roof should be inspected at least twice a year (spring and fall) for damage or defects. Blocked drains are a potential problem. PM inspectors have found leaves, dirt, and even Gatorade bottles stuck in drains. This causes water backup and ponding water on the roof.
In addition, extraordinary situations like extreme weather create the need for special inspections. Someone who understands the roof’s design and components should perform these inspections. Your PM-certified applicator may perform this service.
Minimize Foot Traffic
Silicone coatings and most other roofs aren’t designed to handle lots of foot traffic. Even minimal traffic can damage nearly any roof system. Consider PM’s Pro-Grip Walkway system if the roof has more than minimal foot traffic. This denser silicone topped with non-slip granules will handle high foot traffic and keep your silicone roof in great shape.
No Debris and Storage
A roof isn’t meant to be a storage unit for crates, boxes, or other items. Lawn chairs have been found on some roofs, with the bottoms of the legs causing small punctures in the coating. Those punctures and scratches can result in the need for immediate repairs. Make sure your roof is free from items that could tear it up.
Keep Your Records
Roof maintenance personnel want to know some things about your roof before they set foot on it. Your records file should include, among other things, the roof’s original specifications, past inspection reports, a record of any repairs made, and contact information for PM and your certified applicator. These records help promote better inspections and better care for your roof.
Proper maintenance and care on your silicone roof is an easy way to extend the life of your coating. This maintenance is simple and will ensure the roof is not undergoing any unnecessary burden. Reach out to your local Regional Manager here for more details on proper maintenance and care on your silicone roof. Thanks for reading!