Thanks to their low slopes, commercial roofs are notoriously leak-prone. That’s why routine maintenance is a must. Through routine maintenance and inspections, your roofing contractor can detect and fix leaks before moisture damage affects other parts of the building. Aside from routine maintenance, what are the things property managers and building owners can do to extend their building’s lifespan?
Strong winds can easily knock overhanging tree branches onto your roof, which is why we recommend trimming tree branches before they fall down and damage your roof.
The term flat roof is a bit of a misnomer: a commercial roof is slightly elevated to ensure water flows to the drains. If the drains are clogged, water will begin to pond on the surface. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, ponding water should be removed within 48 hours. Otherwise, water could seep into the commercial roof.
Contact your commercial roofer as soon as you notice roof leaks or any sign of roofing damage. The sooner roofing damage is fixed, the lower the risk roofing damage affects the other parts of the building.
What if your commercial roof has been undergoing increasingly frequent repairs despite it undergoing routine maintenance? There are two possible reasons: either your roof is almost the end of its lifespan or it’s not suited to the local climate. Either way, a commercial roof replacement is needed.
Here’s a tip: if you’re planning a commercial roof replacement, it’d be helpful to consult an experienced local contractor. Since they’re familiar with the local climate and building codes, they can make better recommendations.
Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc., a company with over four decades of experience, offers a wide range of professional roofing services. To get a free quote, call us at (813) 657-7663 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Tampa, FL, as well as the surrounding communities in Florida.