Roofs rarely leak without warning because most leaks start small. If you know what to look for, you can prevent costly roof repairs by fixing small leaks before they become worse. Here are some signs that your commercial roof’s performance might be severely compromised.
Standing water can cause structural damage to a commercial roof because of how heavy it gets. An area of water that’s only 20 feet by 20 feet and 1 inch deep weighs 2,000 pounds. Pooling water can also accelerate the aging process by increasing the roof’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure and through chemical leaching. You should make sure that your roof has proper drainage by calling us for regular roof inspections and maintenance.
Mold and Mildew Growth Behind Walls
As a commercial roof replacement expert, we recommend that you inspect the interior of your building as well. Mold and mildew need water to grow. So, if you spot them behind walls, then it’s likely that your roof has a problem. Water is probably getting in between the walls through the roof. You need to call us for an inspection so we can figure out if the roof is the problem or if it is simply a plumbing or ductwork problem.
Rot in Restricted Areas
Some areas of your building might be restricted or unused. This means that any signs of leaks in these buildings may take a while to find. This can lead to rot. If rot is present in one of the little-used sections of your building, then it might mean that there’s a problem with your roof. Water travels through the path of least resistance so it might have come a long way before reaching the restricted area. You need to call us for an inspection to pinpoint the source of the leak.
You can rely on us for all of your commercial roof installation, roof maintenance and roof repair needs because of our decades of experience and our excellent qualifications. All of our technicians are trained and certified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and each of our manufacturing partners. We also have a safety experience modification rate of 0.82, one of the best in the industry. We serve many areas including Hartford, CT, Springfield, MA, and Providence, RI. Call us at (508) 799-9500 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free estimate.