Roofing problems can happen to any building. There are several factors that can impact the quality of a commercial roof such as installation, weather, regular maintenance, or type of roof and products used. As with any roof, there are common problems that are going to occur and when they do, they will require necessary repairs. Knowing what to look for can help with routine maintenance and maintaining the longevity of a roofing structure. Here are a few of the most common roofing problems commercial buildings incur.
Problem: Roof Leaks
Any type of leak in the roof is a problem that requires immediate attention. Deteriorated roofing materials or puncture and holes in the roof can lead to leaking. Water can seep through even the smallest space.
The leak must be repaired as soon as possible to prevent any further damage. Regular maintenance can possibly prevent leaks before they occur.
Problem: Tenting or Billowing
If commercial roofing isn’t properly adhered, it can lead to the roofing material billowing, tenting, or even blowing off. Single-ply roofing is more likely to have this problem than other roofing systems.
It is imperative that you rely on professional roofing contractors you trust to install and repair commercial roofs properly to avoid costly repairs in the future.
Water left standing on the roof for more than 48 hours poses a problem to commercial roofing structures. The weight of standing water can pose a threat to the integrity of the roof and even lead to the roof collapsing.
Always ensure water is draining properly. Check for drain clogs or sloping issues if not and call a commercial roofer to make the necessary repairs.
Debris or even foot traffic, especially on single-ply roofing systems can cause punctures in the roof.
Limit foot traffic, clear off debris and check regularly for punctures to make repairs as soon as possible.
If you encounter a roofing problem and are in need of repairs, contact the professionals at Certified Commercial Roofing.