When you are in business the last thing you want to worry about is roofing repairs. Stay ahead of the commercial roofing repair game by including routine maintenance inspections in addition to storm damage evaluations.
Overall, all types of commercial roofing will be negatively impacted when it comes to water damage. Trapped water corrodes the support decking and increases the likelihood of mold, which will weaken the structure. Standing water should be addressed immediately.
It is important that you are familiar with the type of commercial roofing materials used, as they each show wear and damage differently.
Modified Bitumen (MB), Built-Up Roof (BUR), or Single-Ply Membrane (SPM) roofing all can suffer from cracks or tears and punctures in the membrane, which sometimes offers evidence of an underlying problem.
MB and BUR will show damage through raised ridges, blisters, or bubbling along the surface, as well as loss of surface granuals from winds and other weathering exposure. SPM roofs often suffer when materials loosen, shrink, or otherwise wear, exposing gaps, especially around the seams or fasteners.
Even Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) roofs need to be checked for wear or excessive movement of the material. Such movement can also be evidenced by cracks and tears along the surface. Now foam shrinkage is a common concern that is unique to this type of commercial roofing material.
Finally, even the more durable metal options can corrode over time; seen through the same types of wearing, or cracks, tears, and other shifting identifying by gaps between the surface decking and the roofing itself or misalignment of the metal sheet panels. Leaks are also possible where screws or fasteners are exposed along the roof line or around washers and gaskets.
To be sure, simply call your commercial roofing experts at Springtree Restoration for your free consultation, today!