All roofs sustain wear and tear over time. Rust, leaks and flashing damage are common signs of a low slope roof in need of repair. But warning indicators that aren’t visible from the ground are tougher to discover. Roof cracks, bubbles, blisters and gashes can cause catastrophic roof and structural damage. A professional commercial roofing contractor can check and repair any of these issues.
Of course, every situation is unique, so the repair methods your commercial roofing contractor uses will depend on the degree of the damage and other circumstances.
Roof Repairs for Minor Damage
Minor damage can usually be resolved through simple repairs. Your roofer will inspect the roof and let you know what type of work needs to be done.
Replace Coverage For Typical Roof Damage
Using this technique, roof damage can be minimized without needing to replace the roof. Recovering involves replacing the damaged roofing membrane with a new one to extend the system’s life. It is also less expensive because it does not require removing and disposing of the old or damaged roof. As a result, property managers who cannot afford a full replacement can choose for re-cover.
Roof Replacement Due To Significant Damage
When the damage is severe enough that a one-time roof repair or re-covering is no longer feasible, the best course of action is to arrange a complete roof replacement. At this time, the damage to your commercial roof may have resulted in a slew of issues within your commercial building. Interior water damage caused by leaks, mold and rot, and major energy loss are just a few examples.
Recoating as an Added Layer of Defense Against Roof Damage
While this method does not directly alleviate existing damage, it can help prevent future damage. Recoating your system adds another layer of protection against leaks, aids in maintaining its energy efficiency (if the coating is reflective) and enhances its visual appeal. Recoating is best performed following the installation of a commercial roof—or following repair work—as part of preventive maintenance.
Proactive roof maintenance conducted by roofing specialists equips you with the knowledge necessary to handle minor repairs before they escalate into major issues. The sooner damage, faults and wear are discovered, the more likely it is that these tactics will not shorten the life of the roofing system.
As a local roofing restoration company that genuinely cares about our customers, Quality One Roofing Inc. will work with you to determine the best material for your specific need. To schedule a consultation, feel free to give us a call at (610) 652-4491 for Malvern or (215) 493-4550 for Newton, PA. You may also fill out our contact form.