When you own a commercial building, good overall maintenance is going to keep your building in good shape for years to come. While you may not often think about the roof until it starts to leak, a little preventative maintenance can go a long way. If you wait to have your roof examined until you have a problem, you are risking the materials within the building. Depending on the size of your building and the type of roof you have, you may need to have your roof assessed several times a year to keep it in good working order.
If Your Roof Is Flat
A flat roof can cause significant problems when there is standing water on your roof. Even though the roof appears flat, there is a slight slope that allows water to drain off of your roof. If you have areas of standing water on your roof, this means that there is an issue with the slope. If an area sinks in a little bit, this will create a spot for puddles to form. Any areas of standing water should be carefully assessed to make sure there isn't a bigger problem developing.
When Your Area Sees Temperature Extremes
Temperature extremes can wreak havoc on the roof of your commercial building. If you have cracking in your tiles or on a flat, asphalt area, the structural integrity of your roof is starting to fail. Hot weather can cause asphalt to fade and crack, while cold weather temperatures cause the asphalt to shrink and create the potential for water to seep in. This water can then freeze, leaving you with a mess in your roof and ceiling.
If Your Roof Is Leaking
It is never a good idea to ignore a leak in your commercial roof. While you may be able to repair the leak, it also may be time for a complete roof replacement. If you have been repairing your roof for a few years now and you continue to spring new leaks, it's probably time to have an entire new roof put on your building. A leaking roof will ruin the structure of your building and can make a mess of the space within.
When you have a commercial building, the first line of protection is the roof that covers the building. Any problems with your commercial roofing need to be managed, and the structural integrity of your roof should be checked on a regular basis to avoid problems.Share
5 December 2018
When I married my husband 10 years ago, I agreed to move into the ranch home he already owned. Initially, we planned to live in this house for five years and then after a few years of marriage we wanted to buy our dream home. After our wedding, many things in our lives changed. We both got different jobs. And we decided to transform the house my husband owned when we married into our forever home. To accomplish this task, we have begun a major renovation project. The first job on our list was a new roof. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of roofs to install on a brick home.