3 Commercial Roof Issues You Should Never Ignore

3 Commercial Roof Issues You Should Never Ignore

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Over time, you may find that there are areas of your commercial roof that are in need of repair. Some people will try to put having these repairs done to save money, however, this could prove to be a costly mistake. Here are three commercial roof issues that you don’t want to ignore:

Flashing Damage

Flashing is used to cover items that may be on your roof. Some examples of where flashing might be installed on your commercial roof include on pipes, chimneys, and walls. Flashing is intended to provide added protection against leads to the underlying structure below your roof. However, flashing become damaged over time and lose its ability to keep water out. If you’ve notice areas on your commercial roof where flashing has become loose, then it’s important to have it repaired right away. Water can be destructive, causing wood rot and mold in your commercial building. These can be very expensive issues to deal with. Fixing flashing, on the other hand, is relatively easy and inexpensive. It can usually be done in a matter of hours.

Pooling Water

Standing or pooling water is a very serious issue that is too often ignored. There are several reasons that water may be collecting on top of your commercial roof. One common reason is that drains have become clogged with debris and are now backing up. However, other time, pooling water can point to a problem in the way your roof was installed. In any case, standing water on your roof is bad news. Before long, water will begin to leak into your building causing all sorts of other problems. Clearing clogged drains or improving on the way water runs off your roof are much easier jobs than cleaning up after water damage. The problem is that most business owners don’t spend a great deal of time on their roof, so you may not even know there’s a problem until disaster strikes. That’s why recommend that you have your commercial roof inspected at least once a year. Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to avoiding major problems with your roofing system.

Punctures

Punctures can occur on your roof for several reasons. Perhaps a puncture happened during the installation of HVAC equipment or from food traffic. Whatever the case, a puncture means that an area of your roof is compromised and not able to do the job or protecting the inside of your building properly. Even if it seems like a small area, it’s best to call a qualified roofing contractor right away in the event you notice a puncture.

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