A building is only as good as the roof that protects it. Your building’s roof is under constant stress from things like the weather, structural settling, and much more. A quality roof can hold up for years under all that wear and tear, but over time problems will start to develop. No matter what type of roof your building has, it needs regular maintenance and repair to maintain proper integrity.
A typical roof replacement involves completely removing the old roofing system and replacing it with a new one. Most often, a roof replacement is necessary when an existing roof is near the end of its useful life or when the function of the roof deck will change.
Commercial Roof Inspection
One of the best ways to properly maintain a commercial roof is to have a roof inspection done each year. It’s not a good idea to wait until water is leaking into your building or damaging walls and foundations. Instead, an inspection is the best way to locate and repair any issues that may be developing - before disaster strikes!
Consultation & Initial Assessment
During a typical roof inspection, your Storm Guard roofing service provider will coordinate with the building owner or other point of contact. We will ask about water stains, active leaks, or other signs that a roof repair is needed. We will check the roof structure from inside, looking for obvious signs that the ro
Our next step will be to go out on the roof itself and search for open seams, holes, or signs of other problems. We will thoroughly check to see if areas of the roof or your insulation are damp, a clear indication that water isn’t draining properly.
Documentation & Proposal
We will take photos and document everything we find, which will allow you to see exactly what we have found. Based on our inspection, we will provide you with a written proposal detailing the repairs needed to get your roof back to optimal condition.
6 Reasons Your Roof Inspection Might Fail
One of the most important reasons to maintain and repair your building’s roof is to prevent premature roof failure. Some of the most common reasons a roof will fail too soon include:
Clogged or Overflowing Drains
Vegetation Growth on the Roof
Tree & Debris Damage
Exposure to Weather & Elements
Lack of Regular Roof Maintenance
Lack of Proper Repairs
Commercial Roof Maintenance Tips
A key part of regular roof maintenance is having an inspection done. But there are a few other roof maintenance tasks that should be done each year.
Have your gutters and downspouts cleaned at least twice a year
Trim back trees and landscaping, and keep it away from the roofline
Watch for signs of moss and mold growth
Look for leaks in the ceiling, around air conditioning units and skylights, and other problem-prone areas.
Ensure that you have the right kind and amount of insulation
Have a system for snow removal (in areas with heavy snowfall)
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Commercial Roof Repairs
Over time, even a strong commercial roof will need repairs. One of the best ways to extend the life of your commercial roof is to complete small repairs as soon as possible. By doing so, you can avoid more expensive repairs and replacement later on.
What Are The Most Common Repairs?
Some of the most common issues that may require repairs on an existing commercial roof include: Roof leaks, punctures or tears, debris, algae and vegetation growth, bubbling, water damage, coating deterioration, cracked or missing shingles, damaged or clogged drains and downspouts, skylights, & rusting metal.
Types of Commercial Roofing Systems
Metal roofing for commercial buildings is one of the most popular and oldest roofing systems available. Most commercial metal roofs are made of corrugated galvanized steel, although other materials can be used. A metal roof has many benefits, including lasting up to 40 years, durable even in severe weather, fire resistant, and being lightweight enough to install over an existing roof. A metal roof can also be coated to enhance waterproofing, UV protection, and rust protection. For an average commercial roof, the average cost of installation is between $5.00 and $10.00 per square foot. This price may vary depending on the type and style of the metal roof you choose.
Commercial Roofing Near Me
At Storm Guard, we offer professional commercial roof repair and maintenance for most roof types. We are your local commercial roofing contractor, offering quality products and services for your commercial property.
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