It can be easy to overlook roof maintenance. Being out of sight often leaves your commercial roofing out of mind. But this can be a costly mistake. Roofing wears over time and without proper maintenance, cracks can develop. This means leaks. And leaks can be small, but they will cause big problems. Leaks often occur as a result of a damaged membrane or flashing or pooled water. It is important to address any leak in your commercial roof right away. Dismissing it as a minor issue can be dangerous, financially and structurally. Without attention, you may end up having to replace the entire roof.

Avoid The Consequences Of A Leaky Roof

Along with finances and structural issues, leaks can also cause other problems.

  • Interior damage to floors, walls, and ceilings
  • Mold and mildew growth are health hazards
  • Accidents as a result of slips from the water on the floors
  • Reduced value of the building

The growth of mold is a structural problem as well as a health hazard. Mold can grow and spread quickly when roof leaks are not cleared up. Mold and moisture can damage rafters, framing, and fascia boards as well as any wooden structures within the roof and building. Cleaning and removing mold is challenging so it is better to take preventative measures to avoid it growing in the first place. Leaks can be caused by something as small as wear and tear or as big as poor construction. If any corners were cut during roof installation, the risk of damage is more likely. Normal aging breaks down a roof membrane naturally but with poor construction, this aging is sped up. Mechanical damage or impact can also contribute to damage and leaks.

Final thoughts

Knowing the cause of your leaks is the first place to start. Next, you want to call us to help you inspect and identify the problems. You don’t want to ignore signs of moisture. We can help make sure your roofing is properly installed and drainage is efficient. Additionally, we will help you develop an inspection and maintenance routine to ensure your commercial roof lasts and stays leak-free.

 

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