Roof Leaks Aren't the Only Sign of a Damaged Roof

Roof Leaks Aren't the Only Sign of a Damaged Roof

Just because your roof doesn't leak, doesn't mean it's in good shape.

As a building owner, you likely understand the importance of maintaining a commercial roof. However, many business owners may not be aware of all the different ways a roof might need work. In this blog, we will explore the various reasons a roof might need maintenance or repairs beyond just leaks.

  • Age - The lifespan of a commercial roof can vary depending on the type of material used, but in general, most roofs will need some sort of repair or replacement after 20-30 years. Regular inspections can help identify any potential issues and extend the life of the roof.
  • Ponding Water - When water pools on a flat roof, it can cause damage over time. This can lead to leaks, mold growth, and damage to the roof structure. Proper drainage systems should be in place to prevent ponding water and avoid these issues.
  • Wind Damage - Strong winds can lift and tear roofing materials, leaving the roof vulnerable to water damage. Regular inspections can identify any loose or damaged materials before a storm hits, preventing further damage.
  • UV Damage - Over time, exposure to the sun can cause roofing materials to deteriorate, leading to cracks and leaks. This is particularly true in areas with high levels of sunlight. Regular inspections can help identify any areas where the roof is at risk of UV damage.
  • Poor Installation - If a roof is not installed properly, it can lead to issues down the line. This can include leaks, ponding water, and premature aging. We are in business to provide you with the highest quality materials available, and expert contractors that know how to install them properly.
  • Blocked Gutters - Gutters and downspouts play a critical role in keeping water off the roof and away from the building. If gutters become blocked, water can back up and cause damage to the roof and building.
  • Storm Damage - Severe weather, such as hail or heavy rain, can cause significant damage to a commercial roof. Regular inspections can help identify any damage and ensure that repairs are made quickly to avoid further damage.
  • Foot Traffic - Roofs that are frequently accessed can experience damage from foot traffic. This can include cracks in roofing materials or damage to the insulation. Limiting access to the roof can help prevent this type of damage.

In conclusion, there are many different reasons why a commercial roof might need work beyond just leaks. Regular inspections and maintenance can help identify and address these issues, extending the life of the roof and protecting the building underneath. As a building owner, you can put your trust in us to provide you with expert knowledge and support to maintain and extend the life of your roof. 

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