Roofs are an integral part of any commercial property so any issues that aren’t addressed in a timely manner could be catastrophic for a business. To be able to avoid costly repairs and time-consuming replacements, a good property manager should be able to identify red flags early and act accordingly. Fortunately, you do not have to be a roofing expert to pinpoint these common problems.
1. Ponding Water
Everyone knows that water is your roof’s natural enemy. While your roof may be successful in keeping water from entering your building, it could still fall victim to serious damage if water builds up or ponds on the surface. Flat commercial roofs are especially susceptible to ponding. For this reason, it is important that you check for any kind of water accumulation and clear your drains regularly.
It may sound silly but it is not uncommon for vegetation to grow on neglected commercial roofs. Any good roofing company will tell you that any vegetation growing on your commercial roof is a cause for concern because its roots can penetrate your roof’s surface and leave it vulnerable to leaks.
3. General Wear and Tear
A lot of common roof problems start out as small repairs that aren’t addressed quickly. Without proper maintenance, these minor problems can turn into major headaches later down the road. Make it a habit to inspect your roof regularly and watch out for obvious signs of damage such as damaged flashing, punctures and shrinkage. Better yet, partner up with a trusted roofing contractor and have your commercial roof checked out at least twice a year.
JAM Roofing is a trusted local roofing contractor servicing home and business owners throughout Medford and Grants Pass, OR, as well as their surrounding areas. For all your roofing needs, please feel welcome to give us a call at (541) 773-7663 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free appointment.