While many individuals may feel pretty well educated about residential roofing and what to look for in terms of damage, commercial roofing is a whole other animal. Unless you work with commercial roofing on a regular basis, it can be hard to know what to look for when something is wrong with your business’s roof or what to do about it. In fact, many roofers even struggle to identify problems and properly repair them on commercial roofs. The biggest difficulty with a commercial roof is that it tends to have little or no slope. This can allow water to pool on the roof and cause further problems. To help you be more educated about commercial roofing and what your business’s roof may need, we’ve put together a list of commonly asked questions about commercial roofing just for you!
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Why is my commercial roof leaking?
The most commonly asked question is one we hear often: Why is my commercial roof leaking? While there is never a straight-forward answer to this question, there can often be many solutions. As we mentioned above, most commercial roofs are flat with little or no slope. This causes many problems if leaks aren’t found promptly and you don’t provide proper maintenance for the roof. The number one thing you can do if your commercial roof is leaking is to contact professionals to inspect your roof, pinpoint the problems, and repair them. You want to make sure that you choose the right company that can get the job done right the first time and has the experience to provide you with the roof you need.
What are common signs indicating you need a new roof?
If you can prevent leaks from happening and the need to pull out the dreaded drip-catching bucket, then you definitely should. The easiest way to make sure that you don’t end up with commercial roofing leaks is to know what to look for before a leak happens. The sooner you recognize a problem starting, the sooner you can put a stop to it. Every now and again, carefully check the roof for soft spots, mold, pooling water, water stains, or cracking and gaps. These can be the main indicators that a big problem is coming or that you’ve already got a problem to address. It’s worth taking the time to keep an eye on your roof, and if you see any of these signs, contact a professional roofer promptly.
How often should I have maintenance done?
We can not stress the importance of maintenance for your commercial roof enough. Having regular inspections and maintenance done on your commercial roof can greatly extend the life of the roof and help you to protect the rest of your business. Allowing roof leaks to happen means that you will be spending more money than just the roof repair or replacement, you’ll have to repair any other damage that happened to your roof as well. The ideal plan is to have a professional come out and inspect your roof once or twice a year, to keep you informed and your roof in the best condition possible.
Don’t trust anyone else with your roof; contact Crest Exteriors today at any of our locations in Texas or Colorado to give your roof the care it deserves. Call now!