Whether your church is traditional or modern, old or new, keeping your facilities in excellent condition is of the utmost importance. Specifically, proper roof maintenance can ensure the longevity and integrity of your church’s overall structure.
If you’re worried that your church structure is in need of attention, or just want to better care for your building, use the following tips to protect and maintain church roofs and steeples:
Watch for Warning Signs
At all times, church leaders and congregation members alike should be monitoring facilities for signs of disrepair. Pay attention to issues like leaks from the ceiling or shingles laying on the lawn. Also look out for dirty or discolored streaks on the exterior walls, which could indicate gutter damage. If you notice any of these issues, it might be time for roof or steeple repair.
Keep Roof and Steeple Information Handy
Proper record keeping helps protect the longevity and beauty of your church. Keep records of roof cleanings and maintenance, so that church leaders know when the roof is overdue for inspection or repair. Also keep records of the church steeple plans and building materials– different materials require different repairs, and keeping track will help your church communicate steeple needs with repair specialists. You can even take a picture of a church steeple to better monitor its appearance over time. If you notice visible changes in the shape or color of the steeple, consider hiring experts to restore damages.
Perform Basic Upkeep Regularly
Have members of the congregation who are able to take turns caring for your church roof. Occasional shingle washings and gutter-clearings can preserve the roof’s integrity. During these cleanings, have helpers take a picture of a church steeple or roof from above, so that your team can better notice any possible issues.
If you’re just not sure what your church roof or steeple needs, consider contacting church steeple specialists. Ordinary roofing companies are sometimes unwilling to take on the added challenge of unique church architecture, but steeple repair companies will be able to assist your congregation. Though as of 2011, eight of the ten most religious states in the U.S. were located in the South, steeple maintenance professionals can be found all across the United States.
Follow these steps to keep the roof of your church in good condition for years to come! If you’re looking for professional steeple services in North Carolina, contact Kivett’s today. Or, check out a before and after picture of a church steeple on our website to see what a difference our services can make. For more information, go to kivetts.com. We look forward to hearing from you!