According to the International Building Code (IBC), the roof is a commercial building’s first line of defense from natural hazards such as wind, rain, fire, hail, ice, snow, and extreme heat. Your commercial roof is also the most vulnerable part of your building. Every day, your roof is exposed to weather and other elements that may contribute to decay and deterioration, increasing the risk of damage to the commercial roof itself and the contents below it.
The IBC sets safety standards for commercial building, and requires that roofs “serve to protect the building.” Having a roof that “protects the building” starts with design, materials selection, and installation at the time a facility is built or remodeled; events that occur infrequently and may be outside the scope of most businesses’ ongoing activity.
But “protecting the building” also includes a regular program of commercial roof inspection, commercial roof maintenance, and commercial roof repair – activities that should be part of your operational planning in order to prolong the useful life of your roof and make sure it does its job in protecting your business from weather damage.
Companies choose Topps, like Sunny Delight, Husqvarna and hundreds of school districts across the U.S., to “protect their building” by incorporating regular routine commercial roof maintenance and commercial roof repair as a part of their normal operations.