Commercial Roofing FAQ
Curious about our commercial roofing repairs and installations? We’ve cataloged a variety of some of the frequently asked questions we encounter. Find all of the answers that you need below — and if you still have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for further information.
What are some signs of a failing roof?
You may notice any of the following signs that your roof isn’t protecting your building as it should:
This is an obvious sign that your roof isn’t doing what it should. While you may notice a leak in your building, it can be difficult to determine the source of the leak. We can take a look at your roof to determine where it is failing, and then we’ll offer you a solution to repair the problem or replace the roof.
While some pooling water may be inevitable on no-slope and low-slope commercial roofs, you really shouldn’t have much more than a puddle atop your building at any given time. If you notice that your roof is harboring water, then you may have a drainage block, or the slopes of your roof may require adjusting to ensure that the roof sheds all of the precipitation that it receives.
Tears and holes:
If you observe tears and holes on the surface of your roof, then you could experience leaks the next time a storm rolls through. Keep an eye out for seams that are ripped (commercial roofing materials are often installed in strips with seams between each strip, which may fail). Also, be weary that debris and hail can puncture your roof. Your roof may even be damaged if you’ve had work performed on any of the components on top of your building (e.g. utilities, AC units, antennae, vents, etc.). Tears and holes can usually be patched and repaired — although, if you have an older roof on your building, it may be more cost-effective to simply update the whole roof if you notice these problems.
Flashing is a crucial component of your roof, and it’s utilized on corners, edges, and around protrusions that extend out of your building (e.g. chimneys). Flashing ensures that these otherwise problematic, exposed areas are waterproof, thus completely protecting your building. That said, flashing is also vulnerable to become damaged over time, so be wary of these connective points that are often prone to fail.
If you’re concerned that your commercial roof is failing or about to fail, then you need to take a serious look at your roof. We can inspect your roof to assess its current protective qualities, how long you can expect your roof to last, and where problem areas are (if there are any).