Today we’ll be discussing tips for preparing your commercial roof for hurricane season.


Q1: With hurricane season approaching, what are some important steps that businesses should take to prepare their commercial roof?

Houston is no stranger to hurricanes, so it’s important that businesses take precautions now to protect their roofs. One of the most important things that businesses can do is to have their roof inspected by a professional commercial roofing contractor, like Brazos Commercial Roofing.

We can make sure that your roof is in good


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condition, and that any necessary repairs are made before hurricane season arrives. Our inspection can ensure that your business’s commercial roof is clear of debris, such as leaves and branches, which can clog gutters and drainage systems.

Q2: What are some signs that businesses should look for that indicate their commercial roof may need repair and what does an inspection look for?

Some signs that a commercial roof may need repair include cracks, holes, or rips in the roof membrane.

A thorough inspection will also check that Flashings are attached, mounted equipment is secure, penetrations, and look for ponding water, leaks or water stains, and signs of wear and tear such as rust or corrosion. We will also check that gutters and downspouts are clear and flowing to the proper location. It’s important to address any issues as soon as possible to prevent further damage.


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Q3: What actions can businesses take to protect their commercial roof during a hurricane?

One of the biggest issues during a hurricane in the Gulf Coast region is wind damage. Houston can experience high winds during a hurricane, which can cause damage to a commercial roof.

Businesses should ensure that their roof is properly secured by ensuring that all roof components are properly fastened and reinforced.

PRO-TIP: Trim trees and other foliage surrounding the building to reduce the risk of damage from falling branches or debris.

Q4: How quickly can someone come out and fix my roof after a storm?

Commercial roofers will be very busy after a storm so having a relationship with a trusted roofing contractor can be very helpful. Brazos Commercial Roofing is here to help you protect your commercial property before the storm arrives with a proper roof maintenance inspection and needed roof repairs, and we will be here to help mitigate the damage after as well.

Brazos Commercial Roofing prioritizes our existing customers who have immediate and impending needs for repairs or replacements. If you are a part of our text & email campaign, we can reach out to you to see if you are having any issues in the event phone lines are down.


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Q5: What documentation should I have on hand should a storm head our way?

Be sure and have any warranties, or insurance documentation on hand. Call your insurance company immediately to report roof damage. You will likely be one of many people filing a claim so you will want to be ahead of the game. A pre-storm commercial roof inspection report will go a long way in helping you with your claim. Photos and our roof assessment are included in our inspection process.

Having a well-implemented preparation plan will go a long way in giving you peace of mind about your roof during storm season. We hope that our readers will find these tips useful in preparing their commercial roof for hurricane season.