It’s true that commercial roofing boasts higher durability and longevity than its residential counterparts. But it doesn’t mean that it is immune to damage. In most cases, commercial roofing damages require repairs but there are times when the full replacement is required. When it comes to commercial roof replacement, you may not be very sure about where to start. It is unfortunate that when commercial roofs fail, they can cause significant damage to your building.
So, it becomes even important for you to understand the potential damages before it is too late. We suggest taking help from professionals so that you don’t end up messing it all. However, some knowledge of the early signs can help you in reacting before it’s too late. So, here we are with the signs that show that you need to get commercial roof replacement by professionals.
· Damaged Roof Membrane The membrane style roofs are quite prone to bubbling or roof blistering. By taking a look at the roof membrane, you can determine if there is considerable and irreparable damage caused to your roof or not. In most cases, strong winds and storm damage cause severe uplifting of the roof membrane. You can take a look at the extent of uplifting. If you find that it is 25% or more or there is a large bald spot on the membrane, you need to replace your roof. If you leave it unattended, rainwater will eventually cause more damage to the attic and roofing.
· Leaks When you notice that there is water leaking down on your head when it rains, it is an obvious sign that your roof is in need of some help. In most cases, water leaks are not easily noticeable. This is especially true for commercial buildings where you can see the underside of the roof. So, we highly recommend taking a look at secondary signs of water damage. You can check for water spots and signs of molding on the ceiling. If your building has an attic, we believe that you should go up occasionally to check for water damage. Also, consider the smell when you are in there. If the molds have begun to grow, you will notice a moldy smell even before they actually appear on your roof.
· Shingle Damage Shingles are a common and cost-effective roofing option for both residential and commercial buildings. If your commercial building has a shingled roof, you must keep an eye on the signs like curling, cracks, missing shingles, split shingles, moss growth, bubbled shingles, and missing gravel. All these are the signs that your shingles are near the end of their usable life and have a damaged spot that needs to be repaired or replaced. But if the signs are severe like curling, cracking, and splitting, it clearly means that your entire roof needs to be replaced. Issues like missing gravel, shingle, or moss growth mean localized damage. But you should address these issues as early as you can so that they don’t become big trouble in the later stage.
As you cannot be the master of everything, we believe that you should call professionals if you doubt the safety of your employees and clients. 3:16 Roofing and Construction is a popular company that specializes in commercial roof replacement and can help you with all your requirements without any hassle. We tend to investigate your roofs before providing you with any services so that we can come up with the best solution for your requirements.