Like residential roofing systems, commercial roofs must be inspected at least once a year. Ignoring much-needed repairs and maintenance can lead to issues that can be detrimental to your building’s structural integrity and its occupants. Barnett Roofing shares the four most common reasons for roof damage.
Roof leaks can threaten the structural integrity of the property. One of the main reasons leaks happen is due to faulty flashing installation along the walls and other penetrations. It is possible that roofers failed to consider the potential thermal movement of the roofing material. At Barnett Roofing, we always make sure that your roof flashing is correctly installed so that you will not have leaks or other problems.
2. Wind Damage
Strong winds can cause multiple issues for your roof, especially if it was installed incorrectly. The pressure from the wind can also cause your flashings to fail. This will then cause a wind uplift, which damages the roof membrane, especially at the seams. The exposed substrate can allow water in, causing leaks and other forms of moisture damage.
During maintenance, new penetrations can be made on your roof. The resulting scrapes, cuts and punctures may lead to leaks. In some cases, such issues can also cause maintenance warranties to be voided. You don’t need to worry much about penetrations as long as they’re addressed immediately. These can be effectively sealed, making sure to take the expansion and contraction of your roofing materials into account.
4. Standing Water
Water collecting on your roof is always a bad sign. This is mostly caused by clogged drains or poor roof design. The longer water stands there, the more likely the roofing materials will deteriorate. Make sure the gutters and drains are in good working condition. When having your commercial roof replaced, see to it that your chosen roofer considers the roof’s slope or pitch.
Customers in the local area trust Barnett Roofing to provide professional roofing solutions. We invite you to discover why we’re known as a dependable contractor in the area. To learn more about your roofing options, give us a call today at (865) 936-6959 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate.
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