Common Problems You’ll Find On a Commercial Roof

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Common Problems You’ll Find On a Commercial Roof

Broken flat roof with macro with broken rubber

As a property owner or manager, it’s your job to ensure every part of your property is in good condition. This includes the roof. Proper roofing maintenance is essential to protecting your investment. The following are some common problems you can look for while performing a routine maintenance check.

Standing Water

Many commercial roofs are flat, which leaves them susceptible to some different problems than the typical pitched residential roof. Standing water is a common issue on a flat roof because if it’s not installed correctly, or there is something in the way, the water has nowhere to go. Leaves, twigs, and other debris will also blow onto the roof and without a slope on which to slide down, they will collect and create a pool area for water.

Improper Installation

Every commercial roof should be professionally installed for the best results, and with the wrong professionals, mistakes can still be made. When a roof is installed improperly, it is more susceptible to damage, which often results in a shorter lifespan.

Expanding and Contracting Roof Elements

When the weather changes and the temperatures fluctuate, there are many commercial roofing materials that will expand and contract. This can break joints and create holes that allow leaks to occur. The greater the hole, the more damage your roof could sustain.

Roof Blow-Offs

If the wind hits your building just right, it could cause problems with your roof. When it hits the side, then makes its way over the top of the roofing materials, a space is created. This space then creates a suction. The suction can actually pull roofing materials away from your building. They may become loose, or removed all together.

Contacting a Professional Roofer

Regardless of the issues your commercial roof is experiencing, it’s important you call in a professional roofer. Contact Rain Man Roofing today by calling 623-888-8740 or sending us an email to get started.

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