Free Roof Analysis
Commercial roofing can often require maintenance to stay in shape and perform its job effectively. To avoid a minor issue turning into a large and costly maintenance project for your business, be on the lookout for different ways your roof may be telling you it needs a repair.
You will be able to tell if water is leaking through your roof by examining the interior ceiling of your building. Are there any water stains? Do you feel high humidity in your establishment? Are you experiencing an increase in insects or rodents? These could all be signs that there is a section of your roof that is not airtight, allowing moisture to creep in and slowly destroy your building. Routinely inspecting your roof and ceilings will help prevent a roof leak from happening or at least stop it early in its tracks. Duerson specializes in roof leaks and will take care of your issue quickly and efficiently.
Are your energy bills higher than they should be? The reflectivity on your roof helps absorb heat from the sun to keep it from getting into your building. Once your roof loses its reflectivity, your temperature system has to work double time to keep the inside of your establishment at the temperature it needs to be.
The amount of water coming from the downspouts outside of your business during rain should be about the same as the volume of water landing on your roof. If you are not seeing this, that could mean that your rooftop drains are clogged which results in ponding. Ponding is when water cannot properly drain off of your roof, and instead accumulates in one spot resulting in sagging of your roof and water leaking into the interior. Be sure to check your downspouts after every storm to ensure your water is draining as it should.
Another way to tell if you could possibly need a roof repair, is to check for the deterioration or rusting of edge metal on your roof. This is the first way your roof fights off severe weather and it is important to make sure it is secure and in good shape to prevent blowing off during a storm.
Flashing is a piece of metal that is used to cover a seam or transition point on a roof. If a piece of flashing is compromised, this could expose the seam and cause it to open. Open seams are an extremely easy way for water to enter and damage the interior of your building. Get a commercial roofing company to examine the seams and flashing on your roof to be sure that all the flashing is secure and uncorroded and this will save you plenty of money down the road.
We recommend inspecting your commercial roof for any leaks or issues every fall, spring, and after any major storm. Do you think you might need a roof repair but don’t know where to start? Contact Duerson for a free roof analysis today!
Posted: December 21, 2017 at 3:25 pmRead More »