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Keeping Commercial Winter Storm Damage From Crippling Your Business

11/20/2017 (Permalink)


Keeping Commercial Winter Storm Damage From Crippling Your Business

As a business owner, you thrive on being able to serve your loyal clients, but they'll lose faith if you can't hold up your end of the bargain. Frozen pipes and other casualties of winter storms can put your facilities and operations out of commission, and such unexpected downtime makes it impossible to profit. Here's what you should know about the relationship between your building and winter weather.

The Commercial Risks of Winter Storm Damage

Commercial properties run many of the same extreme cold weather risks that you might be familiar with if you own a home, such as:

High winds that damage roof layers, frozen pipes that cut off water supplies to key processes, sudden freezes that may cause pipes to burst if you forget to turn the heat on in time, and cold snaps that can create ice dams and weaken structural roofing members, such as gutters, flashing and membrane layers.

Although these incidents are distinct, they can all weaken your building's envelope, or the outer layer that separates it from the elements.

Whether you're facing a pipe that burst or a roof that lost some of its flashing in a gale, these areas allow water to enter your property. Over time, such damage can further weaken structural materials and render your business unfit for operation. Or it might contribute to mold growth that ruins your stock and compromise safety in your building. If you've suffered damage, then fast, comprehensive restoration is vital.
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