The Warning Signs of a Commercial Roof Leak
June 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM
The last thing you want when you own or manage a commercial facility is to receive a phone call from a resident or tenant telling you about a roof leak. Then, you not only have a roof leak on your hands, but also an unhappy resident.
Luckily, if you know the warning signs of a commercial roofing leak, you may be able to prevent them before they happen!
Warning Sign #1: Damaged Roof Flashing
Roof flashing are the weather resistant materials at the joints of the roof. If the flashing is damaged, water can infiltrate the roof and result in damages to the ceiling or other items indoors.
Warning Sign #2: Puddles or Ponding
If your commercial roof is not maintained regularly, you could notice puddles or ponding water after heavy rainfall due to the roof’s flat design. These collections of water should be causes of concern as they can expedite deterioration and shorten the lifespan of the roof.
Warning Sign #3: “Bubbles”
If you notice raised portions of your roof, or “bubbles”, it could be a sign that there is trapped moisture within the roof’s cover. These “bubbles” make the commercial roof more susceptible to damage.
Your commercial roof is an investment and without regular maintenance, you won’t receive the longevity from your investment that you would like. With regular cleanings and inspections, you can keep your roof in good shape and your residents happy.
Be proactive and schedule your regular commercial roofing maintenance today!
H&S Roofing and Gutter Company offers a variety of commercial and specialty roofing services, and our team of experts can ensure your commercial roof lasts as long as possible with routine maintenance.
Already have a leak? Then get on our schedule to get it repaired as soon as possible!