When you are a business owner, you have an endless number of things to keep track of. Sometimes the physical needs of your company’s building can go by the wayside because you are so busy with other things and you lack the expertise to deal with the issues yourself. Without a background in roofing, taking care of your commercial flat metal roof can be overwhelming. Weather exposure, cracks, leakage, and rusting can all become issues quickly and you must make the decision on next steps. The first consideration you will want to make is whether the roof needs to be repaired or altogether replaced.
Unlike other materials, a flat metal roof requires a complete tear-out for replacement, meaning parts cannot individually be replaced. This means that replacement is often high cost and should be done when your commercial roof cannot be otherwise salvaged. A severely rusted metal roof will need to be torn out and replaced, as the strength has been compromised and this often will lead to leaks and other issues. A well-cared for metal flat roof can last up to three decades without replacement.
Most issues with a metal flat roof can be taken care of by professionals during a repair. The most common and obvious issue with these roofs will be leaks, which can have a number of root causes. Screws can come undone or have been put in crooked, which can cause gaps and therefore leaks. Overlapping metal will also cause a leak in a metal flat roof. Sealants can be added as topcoats to protect against weather-related damage where that is the culprit. Seeking repairs like these can help your metal flat roof last for decades.
Certified Commercial Roofing of Houston offers repairs for all types of roofs, including metal flat roofs. Our skilled workers can inspect your roof for leaks or other issues and provide expert repairs with a 2-year warranty.