Commercial roofing can still have leaks when exposed to structural deterioration and harsh weather conditions regardless if it receives regular care and maintenance. It helps to know its common causes so you can effectively plan on how to fix roofing issues to prevent future leaks. This way, you can also stop any existing roof problem from becoming worse. ALL ROOFS Inc. has been in the commercial flat roofing industry for more than 25 years, allowing us to determine different roofing issues easily. We can share what we have learned throughout the years and help you determine the things you can do to guarantee that your roof can withstand damaging elements, intense weather conditions, and regular wear and tear.
SIGNS OF LEAKING COMMERCIAL ROOFSTANDING WATER
Unfortunately, many flat roofs for commercial use have a design that creates areas of standing water. These areas will have more chances of leaking when left untreated or undetected as standing water puts stress and adds extra weight to the roof. If you have a proper draining system that could lead water through proper channels, you won’t have any problem with a roof that is collecting water like a swimming pool.
When stains appear on your walls and ceilings one day, call reliable commercial roofing contractors right away. They can help you fix and prevent water stagnation on your commercial roof.
Among the most common causes of leaks on commercial roofs is unprofessional sealing. The roof of your building works as the epicenter for all the principal components that help run your business, such as vents, pipes, HVAC units, gas lines, and outlets existing above your roof. When sealants are not properly applied, they will cause open holes in your roof. Regular roof maintenance and care will be able to prevent this kind of damage.
ROOF MEMBRANE DAMAGE
The purpose of your roof’s membrane is to prevent water from penetrating inside your building by sealing it. It can become weak and be damaged over time, making it ineffective in protecting your space. Some of the reasons the membrane split, cracks, or shrinks are harsh weather, sun damage, and excess water buildup. You can prevent major leaks from penetrating inside your commercial building by regular inspection, care, and, if necessary, flat roof repair.
In a roof’s lifetime, it becomes weaker due to age, wear and tear, and damaging elements it is exposed to. Usually, a flat commercial roof lasts about 15 to 20 years before they need a new flat roof replacement. It is ideal to record your roof and every maintenance it has received throughout the years so our commercial flat roofers can assess the quality of your roof and give you ideal recommendations. We at ALL ROOFS Inc. have experienced professionals who have been with us for over three decades in providing high-quality commercial roof replacements and repairs. Reach us today to receive a free assessment of your commercial roof.