Winterize Your Commercial Roof: Protect Your Investment from the Harsh Weather

As a commercial property owner or manager, you have numerous responsibilities on your plate. One that stands out is maintaining the integrity of your building's roof, especially when the colder months are drawing near. The fear of damage due to harsh weather can be a significant concern.

But what if there was a way to adequately prepare your roof for winter, reducing the risk of damage and prolonging its lifespan?

The Importance of Winterizing Your Commercial Roo

Commercial roofing systems have to stand up to a lot of abuse, and winter weather can be one of the harshest challenges. By properly winterizing your commercial roof, you can reap numerous benefits:

  1. Prolongs the lifespan of your roof by protecting it from harsh weather
  2. Prevents leaks and water damage caused by melting snow and ice
  3. Reduces energy costs by maintaining the insulation's effectiveness
  4. Minimizes the risk of costly mid-winter repairs
  5. Ensures your business operations continue unhindered through the winter
  6. Could be fully tax-deductible as part of maintenance

Winterizing: A Cost-Effective Preventive Measure

The cost of replacing a commercial roof can range between $3 to $9 per square foot, not including the tear-off and disposal of the old roofing system.

However, winterizing your roof—a process that includes a thorough inspection, addressing minor issues, and fortifying insulation—costs significantly less, usually around $0.15 to $0.50 per square foot, including labor and materials.

More importantly, under the United States IRS Tax Code, roof winterization costs can be classified as a necessary repair, making them 100% tax-deductible in the first year.

Is Your Roof Ready for Winter?


The multitude of benefits that come with roof winterization make it a worthwhile investment for commercial property owners and managers. Not only can it save you from unnecessary repair costs, but it also helps ensure your roof lasts its full lifespan.

Curious about how to prepare your commercial roof for the winter season? Schedule your Free Winterization Assessment today to find out what your roof needs to stand up to the cold months ahead.


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