Signs of Trouble Ahead
Is your commercial roof showing red flags that it may be in trouble? A roof is a critical source of protection against harsh environmental elements. It is, therefore, essential to ensure that all parts of the roof are in good shape so that the roof functions as intended.
Here are some red flags that indicate your commercial roof is in trouble.
Stagnant / Ponding Water
Moisture is a big source of problems for all kinds of roofs, including commercial roofs. If the drainage system has malfunctioned, your commercial roof may start accumulating stagnant water. Water collecting, thus, will eventually damage the roof if the drainage system is not working properly.
If you do not maintain the roof drain properly, then this can possibly void your warranty.
Damage to Ceilings
If you find water damage to your ceiling, then it does not necessarily mean that your roof is leaking. It could possibly be due to an HVAC or plumbing issue.
However, a leaking roof is often the culprit for this problem. If you experience this problem, you will need to call in a roofing expert to pinpoint the source of the leakage and fix the roof if it is indeed the cause.
Wear and Tear
As your roof ages, it will undergo wear and tear. To minimize this, you will need to schedule inspections at regular intervals to prevent your roof from deteriorating too quickly.
The drainage system may cease to work due to blockage from debris or corrosion. If the roof is not inspected at the right intervals, other problems may arise, such as the growth of mold, fungus and mildew, which can damage your roof and give it an unsightly look.
The roots from such vegetation can penetrate the roofing material, thereby damaging the tiles/concrete and puncturing the waterproof membrane underneath – in which case the membrane will no longer be waterproof.
If you have a rooftop pool, then you should be extra careful to ensure that water does not leak from drainage lines, pool lines or the pool itself. You will need to carry out inspection and maintenance at least twice a year to ensure that there is no leakage or problem with the pool.
Improper installation, the use of low-quality materials and harsh weather can all contribute to material warping on the roof. You might notice the roof surface is distorted or that there are punctures and blisters – the last two can happen due to the roofing membrane sustaining damage.
The good news is that you can largely avoid much of these problems through an optimal roof maintenance schedule.
We can provide all services necessary for keeping your commercial roof in great shape, including inspections, maintenance, repairs and installation. If you have any roofing job, you should not hesitate to get in touch with us immediately.
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