Living in Southern California, we don’t think about the rain much, let alone preparing our commercial roofs for the rainy season.

To make matters worse it doesn’t help that we’re in a severe drought with little rain in sight. So why do I bring up the rain? Because let’s face it, that is the only time we think about our roofs!

But here’s why you should be thinking about your roof before the rain falls and how you can prevent damage to your commercial roof. 


The Sun Is What Causes The Most Damage To Your Roof

As I mentioned before, unfortunately, most people only think about their roofs when it rains. Not only that but most people think it is the rain actually causing the damage to your commercial roof. It’s not.

In fact, the Sun’s U.V rays are what’s causing the most damage to your roof (which makes cool roofs all more important).

But here’s what you can do to prevent damage to your commercial roof.

Damaged Commercial Roof
Neglected Commercial Roof

How To Prevent Damage To Your Commercial Roof

While we don’t get a lot of rain in Southern California, we do get plenty of sunshine. And although the Sun is great and we all love the Sun, it’s not doing us any favors in preventing damage to our roofs. Which makes roof inspections and maintenance the keys to preventing damage to

your roof.

Regular Roof Inspections

Inspections should be done by a roofing professional and at least twice a year.

Here’s a checklist of what they’ll inspect.

Commercial Roof Inspection Checklist
Everything you need to check for when inspecting your roof.
But there are some signs you could look for such as yellow stains on the ceiling and a mold smell before calling a roofing professional. However, if you do notice those things you’ll need to call a commercial roofing company right away. As those are signs of significant damage to your roof.

Inspections lead us to the next way to prevent roof damage, roof maintenance.

Roof Maintenance

Second to utility costs, roof maintenance is usually the largest expense building managers and owners have to face. But by regularly checking your roof you can get an accurate assessment of the current condition of your roof and provide repairs and maintenance to preserve or extend the life of your existing roofing system.


The bottom line is to prevent catastrophic damage (and astronomical costs) is to inspect your roof regularly and make repairs as they are needed rather than holding it off. By doing this you keep your roof in top condition and extend the life of your existing roof.

Who is Central Roofing Company?

We are commercial roofing contractors who have been serving Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Counties for 29 years. Some of our clients include See’s Candies, Mattel, 20th Century Fox, Cacique, just to name a few.

Are you ready to get your roof looked at? Have you noticed any of these warning signs on your roof? Want us to check it out for you? Let us know!

Our estimates are free and we anticipated the current supply shortage and have a substantial amount of inventory for all future work.

Also, it’s important to note, costs continue to rise without any signs of slowing down in 2022, so be prepared by budgeting now for next year.

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