Is Your Commercial Roof Dangerous

Mar 12, 2024 | 0 comments

If you work in the commercial roofing industry you are well aware of the risks that come with the job. According to OSHA, falls from roofing are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. Because of the dangers of the construction portion of commercial roofing, potential safety hazards from an improperly maintained commercial roof can also present dangerous situations. It is important that you make sure your commercial roof is properly maintained so as not to be a danger.

There can be any number of hazards related to an improperly maintained commercial roof. A leaking commercial roof can cause water to pool within a building, which can contribute to slips and falls that can lead to serious injury. In addition, the lack of safety screens on skylights, improperly positioned, or not having perimeter railings can lead to serious injury for maintenance workers who need to work atop a commercial roof.

Our team has worked throughout the years to inspect and maintain commercial roofs that have been neglected. Our goal is to help minimize the risks associated with commercial building owners and to lower risk factors that can make a commercial roof dangerous to any maintenance workers. The use of safety monitoring systems that incorporate warning line systems, guardrails installed at perimeter edges, and roof openings, as well as utilizing safety screens around skylights to avoid fall situations are recommended to keep a commercial roof safe.

A commercial roof averages only 5 percent of a commercial building’s construction cost, but commercial building roofs are the subject of more lawsuits than any other component of a commercial property. Making them safe is a necessity to avoid injury and potentially expensive lawsuits. Lawsuits involving commercial roofing include accidents associated with activity on the roof as well as damage related to interior components of a commercial building that can be caused by leaking or degradation of a commercial roof that has occurred over time. While there is always an inherent risk related to a commercial roof that can be attributed to weather, many of the dangers related to commercial roof locations are often the result of poor maintenance and non-compliance with safety regulations.

If you have any concerns regarding the safety standards related to your commercial roof, then reach out to us today. We can inspect your roofing and determine what risks if any are present. We will also provide maintenance updates to protect the integrity of the roof and to protect your investment.