Commercial roofing systems are built to last. After all, they will be protecting expensive equipment, indispensable employees or valued tenants. However, this does not mean that they are completely indestructible. Over the course of a commercial roof’s life, there are circumstances that will inevitably lead to needed repairs. Understanding what necessitates these repairs in the first place is something that any building owner or property manager should know.
Without a doubt, leaks are the most common issue that roofs face, irrespective of whether it’s commercial or residential. In the vast majority of cases, faulty or failing flashing is the root cause. Flashing is installed in the vulnerable areas of your commercial roof, such as around vents and corners, to guard against water intrusion. To guard against leaks, be sure to have your flashing inspected regularly by a professional.
A lot of commercial roofs are flat due to the fact that flat roofs are more cost-effective compared to pitched roofs. However, this does make them prone to ponding. Ponding is when water pools due to poor drainage. Luckily, this is easily solved by checking your drains for clogs. If the problem persists, contact your roofing contractor right away.
Punctures sometimes occur during routine maintenance when there is a lot of foot traffic on your roof. These small scrapes and cuts, while seemingly harmless, can cause leaks if left unchecked. If you notice any punctures on your commercial roof, no matter how small, be sure to seal them immediately, with expansion and contraction in mind.
Are you dealing with a leaky or run-down commercial roof? Turn to the experts at US Roofing and we’ll have your roof back to its original condition in no time. Because your protection matters to us, we’re readily available to provide 24/7 emergency roof repairs. Give us a call at (978) 532-6300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free appointment today.