Hawaii is often called a tropical paradise. However, even paradise often comes with some catches. Honolulu has an average of rainy days a year with an annual average of 18 inches of rain. This amount of rain, plus the strong winds that tropical storms often bring, can wreck havoc on buildings, particularly roofs.
Although the damage might not be seen immediately, sustained rain can cause shingles to loosen, parts of the roof might erode causing leaks or mold. The heavy winds can cause damage directly to the roof or via blown objects like tree branches. Other weather phenomenon such as earthquakes can also have dramatic, though unnoticeable, effects on the stability of a roof.
It is important to keep up maintenance on your roof when these weather events occur. It is easier and cheaper to call a Commercial Roofing Company in Honolulu when something small occurs than to wait until you have a larger issue that may impact your ability to serve your customers. You should inspect your roof regularly, especially after a major storm to make sure everything is in good working order. Look for holes, cracks, broken shingles, or anything that looks out of place.
In wet and humid areas it is especially important to pay attention to trees. While the shade trees provide can be pleasant for human beings, it can keep wet roofs from drying out completely. Make sure the trees on your property are not interfering with your roof.
Also, make sure your gutters are clean and free of debris. This will also lengthen the life of your roof. Clogged gutters can cause rain water to accumulate on the roof causing leaks and damage.
Taking these simple steps can elongate the life of your roof. However, some older rooms are simply too damaged to be simply repaired, or were not designed initially to deal with the amount of rain that the Hawaii climate produces. If this is the case, contact a Commercial Roofing Company in Honolulu to help you redesign your business’s roof in a manner that can sustain heavy rain impact. David’s Custom Roofing and Painting can answer any questions you may have.