How to Tell If You Need Commercial Flat Roof Repair
Commercial roofs and residential roofs might share many of the same qualities, but the two most certainly have their differences. Summit Commercial Roofing is here to share a few signs that you may not be aware of that you could be in need of professional commercial roofing repair to keep your business going strong while saving money in the process.
Signs of Sagging
Climbing up on your roof, you might notice areas of sagging. Such unevenness could be a sign that your roof is experiencing moisture problems, or that new roofing materials are too much for your roof to bear. Either way, we recommend that you learn exactly what’s causing the sagging while working with roofing contractors, just so you can address the true issue before moving forward.
The Existence of Bubbles
There could also be either blistering or bubbles on your roof, which is likely due to the fact that your roof wasn’t originally installed correctly and moisture has started to creep its way inside your roof. When this happens, you’re better off having the issue taken care of as soon as possible, because there’s a good chance the water will find its way inside your commercial building, which can lead to a number of other problems.
High Energy Bills
You might also have noticed that your energy bills have slowly started to creep up on you even though you haven’t changed your energy habits. It’s likely that your roof is acting as a poor insulator, allowing warmed and cooled air to escape throughout the year, which causes your HVAC unit to work harder than necessary to maintain your desired temperature, resulting in more energy and money being wasted.
Is there more water coming from your downspouts than there is from the sky when it rains? If so, it could be that you’ve got a drain clog on your roof that needs to be sorted out with flat roof repair. Any water that’s unable to drain off your roof gradually starts to pool, whereby it might then start to soak its way through and eat into your insulation, triggering more avoidable problems.
Water Stains on the Ceiling
Rather than looking outside for signs that your commercial roof might need some professional TLC, there could be indications on the ceiling. Specifically, you might have water stains, water drips, mold/mildew or smells of dampness. If you notice any of these, call a plumber first. The issue might be with your plumbing system rather than your roof. Depending on what your plumber says and how extensive the water issue is, you may then need to enlist the aid of a roofing company.
An Old Roof
No matter how well you take care of it, no roof lasts forever. If you’ve had your roof for a while, you’ll want to schedule regular inspections so that you’re always aware of whether you have issues that need to be taken care of, or if it’s time to start saving up for a new roof to save money and frustration in the long run.
If you have a commercial roof, do yourself a favor and go ahead and find an experienced roofing company to take care of it, even if it seems fine now, to get ahead of problems. Contact Summit Commercial Roofing today.