With residential roofing systems, regular inspections are important to spot, diagnose and address potential problems before they cause serious damage to the rest of your home. This is just as, if not more, true with commercial roofing systems. When the flat roof on a commercial property fails, there is often a lot at stake. That’s why managers and owners must always follow their maintenance schedules to the letter.
Keeping up with your regular maintenance is one thing, but familiarizing yourself with some of the signs of common commercial roof problems is equally important.
Impact and Puncture Damage
Because most commercial roofs are typically flat, it’s easy for someone to walk on the roof and conduct a quick visual inspection on their own. However, our roof maintenance professionals advise against doing this. Certain areas of membrane roofing systems can be prone to puncturing, which, in turn, leads to worse issues. You can avoid this type of problem by ensuring that all work done on the roof is carried out by a certified contractor.
Water and moisture are perhaps the top enemies of any roofing system. Standing water exposes areas on your roof to water for extended periods. This can cause sagging, rotting or deterioration depending on the type of roof you have. Standing water is typically caused by clogged gutters and downspouts. Regularly clean these areas to ensure proper water drainage.
Hiring the Wrong Roofers
Be vigilant about the roof repair and installation contractors you hire to work on your roof. Always check for references and records with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to ensure you’re always dealing with trustworthy individuals.
At Pressure Point Roofing, Inc., you can count on our team of experienced roofing professionals to give you the best quality service all the time, any time. Give us a call at (541) 772-1945, or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection visit or request a free estimate on repairs today. We serve property owners in Medford, OR, and other nearby areas.