The roof is a building’s first line of defense against the elements. If you’ve been involved in managing a commercial property for some time, you know how critical it is to keep the roof in good condition. Ignoring minor issues with your roof will only lead to bigger, more costly problems down the road.
To determine when it’s time to schedule for a roofing restoration or repair, watch out for these common causes of commercial roofing damage.
1. Roof Leaks: Water leaks are not uncommon in both residential and commercial properties. This issue is often caused by faulty flashing installation. Flashing is the thin strip of material that is bent around vulnerable areas in the roof like chimneys and vents. Without effective flashing, rain water can easily seep into these areas, leading to moisture-related damage such as mold growth and flaky paint.
2. Wind Pressure: If your roofing components were not properly installed, then strong winds can pose structural damage to your roof. For example, if an asphalt shingle is nailed loosely, the pressure from wind can effortlessly lift up the shingle from your roof. This situation attracts pest and water infiltration.
3. Punctures or Penetration: Most commercial roofs are punctured with penetrations such as chimneys, pipes, exhaust fans, vents and more. If not skillfully sealed, these roofing elements are breeding grounds for disastrous damage. Scrapes and cuts on the surface of the roof can also cause water leaks.
4. Poor Design: If your commercial roofing is poorly designed and has no proper drainage system, ponding water can occur after a heavy rainfall. Standing water speeds up the deterioration of many roofing materials, especially wood. Moreover, this accumulation of water can put unbearable weight on the structure, leading to sagging and a needed roof repair service.
If you need professional help with your commercial roofing system, look no further than Quality One Roofing, Inc. We only provide the highest quality of workmanship and products to our customers. Call us at (888) 301-7663 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.