Roof replacements dominate the commercial roofing industry with a volume size of 94%.
Roof replacements are not uncommon and as a commercial property owner, it is your job to ensure your building is up to code and safe. Upon checking on your property to ensure it does not need any repairs, there are a few things you should be on the lookout for when you reach your roof.
No matter how well you take care of your commercial roof, it will endure some wear and tear, which is normal. However, there are several signs that will let you know if you need a roof replacement. Continue reading this article to learn more.
If you notice any kind of water damage, it is important that you call a professional right away. Leaks in your roof could lead to a number of different issues including mold, rot, and even structural damage, which is the last thing you want.
Peeling paint and stains on the walls and ceiling are good indicators that there is a leak somewhere. The longer you wait, the worse the situation will be.
Over time, the materials on your commercial roof may become loose due to harsh weather or improper roof installation. Either way, if you start to notice a lot of roofing materials around your property, you will likely need a roof replacement.
Another indicator that you have loose materials on your roof is an increase in your utility bill. If the materials have blown off, your building will be exposed and compromised.
It will not be insulated as well, and you will see that reflected in your bill. As with leaks, you do not want to wait to contact a roofing expert.
Bubbling or Blistering
If you go onto your roof to inspect it and notice the material is starting to bubble or blister, there could be several different issues occurring. Bubbles occur when water or air gets trapped under the material.
Blisters typically form when the roofing material itself is damaged. Both bubbling and blistering are issues that could be addressed immediately. Your roof may only require a repair, but you will not know until a professional comes out and takes a look.
If your roof does not have a proper drainage system, rainwater may stay on your roof for days after a storm. This is dangerous as it can cause your roof to sag.
If you notice your roof is starting to droop, it may be time to replace the roofing materials. Your entire building could be compromised and dangerous if you don’t address the issue.
Commercial Roof Replacement
While replacing a roof is a big investment, it is necessary at times. As a commercial owner, it is important that you do not put off calling a professional. The longer you wait the worse the damage will be.
As soon as you notice any of the signs above, contact one of our team members. We will come out for an inspection and recommend a roof replacement if needed.