Damage to a commercial roof can cost you tens of thousands of dollars in repairs. When water begins leaking into your building, you need to rectify the situation immediately or wind up facing serious problems. When water and moisture are present, mold and mildew are not too far behind. Commercial roof damage might not always be easy to spot, but if you recognize any of the signs described below, you need to contact an experienced commercial roofer immediately.
Damage to Interior Ceilings
The ceilings on the top floor of your commercial building will have damage if your roof has water problems. The issue here is that the damage to the roof will be extensive if your interior ceilings are discolored, soft, or have collapsed. Other common problems with your ceilings include chipped or peeling paint, bowing and sagging.
Gaps in Seams and Missing Shingles
If you are up on the roof of your commercial building checking for damage, be on the lookout for missing shingles and gaps in the seams. The shingles of a roof are the very first layer of water protection, and as a result, they both serve as the most important barriers to moisture and debris. You need to keep an eye on the singles often and check them after each storm. You should also be on the lookout for gaps in seams of the roof. If you come across either of these issues, have them rectified immediately.
Mold or Mildew Smell
When you walk into work each morning, do you get overwhelmed by the smell of mold or mildew? If so, you likely have commercial roof water damage. This smell will not go away without professional remediation. Even if you find and fix a leak in your commercial roof, the mold and mildew will still need to be removed by a mold remediation expert.
If you have found pooling or ponding water on your roof, remove it quickly. Use either a leaf blower or a wet vacuum to take care of the puddles. Next, you need to call an experienced roofer to fix the issue. Water pools and ponds on a roof when it is too flat. You will need to add pitch to the roof in order to avoid this from happening again.
A roof will only last so long. It will age just like all other construction materials. As a commercial building owner, you need to check for the signs of aging in your roof. It’s not hard to spot an older roof. For starters, it will be faded. Simply look at the roof on your home or other businesses to disseminate between the colors. The edges of the shingles will be curled, and there will be bald spots where granules used to be on the shingles. If you know the age of your commercial roof and it is closing in on 20 years, it’s time to start looking into your options.
Is Your Commercial Roof Leaking? Call Aastro Roofing Today
If you have encountered any of the signs discussed today, you need to have your roof repaired. The experienced and trusted team from Aastro Roofing can handle your commercial roof water damage repair project. Simply call our office at 561-409-3280 to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.