4. Moisture in the Interior
A common sign of a roof leak is when you see water stains on the inside of your building. Water stains might appear on the ceiling or water may be dripping on the walls. A damp smell can also be an indicator that your roof is leaking water into your building somewhere.
In order to find the source of this problem, a professional roofer will have to be contacted to locate the problem area and conduct a commercial roof repair
5. Clogged Drains
When it rains and you notice that water is not running from your downspout as it should or that the gutter of the roof is overflowing, this might be due to a clogged drain or water collecting on the roof.
Problems like these can lead to ponding, deterioration of insulation, and water soaking into the roof. Most roofing companies offer a gutter service as well, so they will be able to notice any other visible problems with your roof.
6. Failed Flashing
The primary function of flashing on your roof is to properly seal the areas that join your roof with other structures. Some examples of where your roof flashing has been installed on your roof would be near windows, chimneys, valleys, and vent pipe flashing.
When roof flashing is missing, is poorly attached, or is deteriorating, it can cause severe problems on your roof. Damaged flashing will need to be repaired or replaced to avoid leaks or other roof damage. Have a roofer take a look at your commercial roof flashing when doing an annual inspection to make sure everything is secure on your commercial roof.
7. Roof Age
Remember to keep the age of your commercial roof in mind whenever problems arise. If your roof is only a few years old, the chances are very low that it will need to be replaced. In rare cases, accidents or environmental-related damage could speed up the need for commercial roof repair, or emergency roof repair.
If you find that you have to make continuous roof repairs to a roof that is at the end of its lifespan, then a roof replacement is recommended. There are newer roofing materials available
that are built for commercial buildings in particular to sustain a longer lifespan.
Either way, before you make your final decision, it’s best to have one of our professionals evaluate your roof and determine which solution is best for your commercial roof.
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and other common damages on commercial roofing systems can often be avoided if a regular maintenance schedule is followed. Make sure to conduct regular roof inspections and keep an eye on any potential issues described above.