Roof replacement on commercial buildings is an expensive and cumbersome undertaking. Performing the needed maintenance and occasional repair of your commercial roof can prolong the time when it is absolutely necessary to replace it.
If you learn how to spot potential roof problems at their onset, you can keep a small issue from growing to the stage where extensive roof repairs or replacement is needed. That said, detecting roofing troubles is not such a straightforward affair. Most folks only notice a problem such as water leak when there could be other serious underlying systems suffering damage as well.
One of the surest and most obvious indications that your commercial roof needs repair is an interior water leak. Water leaks may stain your ceiling, walls and the floor. Water leaking in your building’s interior will promote mold and mildew development, can damage your insulation and even cause serious damage to drywall, paint, and wallpaper.
Some subtle signs of a leak in your commercial building interior are if some areas have a damp smell that seems to be coming from the roof. If you notice any signs of a water leak in your commercial roof, you should call a technician to take a closer look at the problem.
Your roof performs other tasks apart from keeping you safe from the elements. One of those tasks is insulation. A roof in good condition should function as an insulating material that prevents your commercial building from dissipating its warmth during winter. In the summer it should shield your building’s interior from too much heat from the outside. All the two condition above will mean your HVAC is working harder, meaning higher energy bills.
Survey the roof by walking around the perimeter of your building. Some common signs to look for include:
This is obvious. If your roof has been around for a long time, it has seen the worst of days. It will definitely deteriorate over time. An old roof should regularly be inspected to ensure it is still in good condition
Always call a trusted and experienced roofing contractor to inspect your roof and determine if it needs repair or replacement.
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