Winter takes it’s toll on buildings. The cold, wet, windy weather is enough to test any structure and make sure that facility maintenance teams have their work cut out for them. Acting now and making repairs before issues become larger will save you money through the whole year. Here are 3 facility maintenance tips for after winter.
1: Examine The Exterior Of The Facility
Winter tends to speed up the ageing process of the exterior of buildings as they are on the frontline against the harsh weather. Examine the facility by looking for chipping paint, damage to siding and for any new or expanding cracks in walls or the foundation.
2: Examine The Roof
Gusty winds and ice over the winter months cause a roofs craftsmanship to be put to the test. If it’s safe to do so, you should inspect your roof. Watch out for loose or missing shingles, missing materials like flashing or seals around skylights, areas where water pools and any other type of leak, tear or puncture damage you can find. Roof damage can be extremely costly if left unchecked so this is your chance to nip it in the bud.
3: Check Downspouts & Gutters
Living in Ireland, the rainy season is never really over so your downspouts and gutters should be in tip top shape. Improper guttering will very often lead to water damage and roof leaks so it’s important to check them for damage and clogging both before and after the winter.
To ensure your facility is properly maintained after winter make sure you examine the outside of buildings looking for chipped paint, damaged siding or cracks in walls or the foundation. Similarly you should take some time to check your roof for any damage to missing roof tiles and materials and make sure your downspouts and gutters are clog free and aren’t showing any signs of damage.
You should only carry out these checks yourself if it is safe to do so. If you would like us to carry out any checks or to fix any issues that you have found simply visit us online or call us on 021-486-6133 today.