How to Prepare Your Commercial Roof for Summer



Many residents and business owners believe winter to be the hardest season for your commercial roof. Actually, it’s the Houston summer! The long hours of sunlight and intense temperatures cause lasting damage when you don’t properly prepare.


On long, summer days the sun beats down on your roof. During that time, your commercial roof heats and expands. Then, when the sun sets, the materials contract back to their normal size. Though this is a common occurrence, it can still cause cracks — and eventually leaks — in the roof.


You can’t fight the sun, but you can prevent the damage it causes by keeping your roof as cool as possible. So, step one means installing a Cool Roof from Duro-Last. A cool roof is designed to absorb less heat and reflect more sunlight than traditional roofs. Think of it similarly to how you wear light colors and airy fabrics to keep yourself cool in the summer.


A Cool Roof from Duro-Last has many benefits such as:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Increased lifespan of roof service
  • Reducing indoor temperature
  • Environmentally Friendly


Before Installing your Duro-Last Cool Roofing System, follow these steps to protect from the heat.


  1. Have Your Roof Inspected for Damage

Before covering your roof with a protective layer, it’s important to repair any existing damage.

  1. Inspect Skylights, Vents, and Chimneys

Your commercial roof isn’t likely one flat piece. Instead, you’ll have vents, skylights or other features that make your roof unique, but susceptible to leaks.

  1. Observe the Drainage System and Signs of Water Damage

Unprotected flat roofs are prone to water damage. Before covering a problem, have your commercial roofer check for signs of damage that will need to be repaired.


For more information on protecting your roof for Houston heat, speak to the commercial roof company, Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc.. We are standing by to help get your building summer ready.