Fixing a leak in the roof of your business premises, in the middle of winter, dodging rain and wind, could be an extremely difficult task to accomplish. It’s a much better idea to do regular internal inspections, checking for unexplained mold, or small leaks that may indicate a roof problem. A once-a-year, preferably during the summer months, visual inspection of the roof itself, may help prevent a serious roof problem developing further, and reduce the risk of a roof related claim being made against your New Jersey business insurance policy.
How to do a roof inspection:
• Document previous repairs so you can easily check the repairs have remained intact.
• The surface of the roof, the gutters and the downpipes should be cleared of any accumulated debris.
• Check vents, grates and roof top equipment such as air conditioning units are adequately sealed against the weather.
• Trim or prune any tree branched growing close to your building that may chafe against your roof.
• Check the roof itself for loose, cracked or unsealed roofing material.
In the event your business roof hasn’t been inspected in some time, consider hiring a roofing professional to do the initial inspection. It might also be a wise idea to confirm your New Jersey business insurance provides financial protection for your business roof, and the coverage amount is enough to replace the entire roof if necessary.