Having your roof inspected is a lot like going to the dentist or the doctor for a check-up: you should do it a few times a year, it can help you stay ahead of expensive emergencies, and it’s a much better experience when there’s no bad news! Unfortunately, sometimes your roofers have to be the bearer of bad news… Fortunately, an experienced commercial roof repair and maintenance company like General Roofing Co. will have a range of solutions that can give you peace of mind when you run into any of these issues during your biannual roof inspections.
One of the biggest issues that you can run into during your biannual roof inspections is mold. Not only can mold spores lead to adverse health issues with your employees by exposing them to respiratory illness, but mold can also be a sign that your roof is not insulated properly and moisture is penetrating the exterior. This could be through external moisture such as rain or it could be a sign that there is leaking elsewhere.
Puddles of Water and Water Stains
While inspecting the exterior of your building’s roof, puddles of water and water stains could be a sign of an uneven roof and the increased risk of sustaining water damage. In the case of water puddles, it’s important to note if the water is pooling due to obstructed storm drains or due to sections of the roof becoming indented due to weathering and water damage. Whatever the cause, it’s imperative that you have the water removed and dealt with immediately.
It’s not uncommon for rainstorms and high winds to throw debris onto your roof, especially if trees are overlooking your commercial roof as branches, pinecones, and debris can cause severe damage to your commercial roofing system.
Signs of Poor Insulation
As we touched on with mold and water stains, insulation is an important facet of your commercial roofing system. Without proper insulation, you are more likely to encounter structural damage caused by moisture and pests that enter through small cracks and crevices in your roof. Fortunately, if these issues are discovered early, they can be repaired properly by a professional commercial roofing team.