Areas to Cover During Your Commercial Roof Inspection
Most people don’t address repairs to the roof until there is a major problem or some type of leak inside the home. Having some kind of issue with your roof can be a major problem. If you have noticed the early signs of leaks or issues, it may be wise for you to act as quickly as possible so that you can reduce ongoing damage to your home. There are some areas where damage is common, covering these during a commercial roof inspection is a great while to be proactive and spot damage. Here are some of the top areas that you can address so that you can prevent the need for repairs or the chance of a major problem happening with your roof in the future!
Improper Flashing Installation
Any metal flashing on a roof needs to be properly installed around the vents, windows and chimney areas. Flashing has the sole purpose of preventing water from getting into your roofing materials and this can include areas like your shingles, tiles shakes and more. Your flashing is one of the best lines of defense against protecting wood from rotting. When it gets installed improperly it can often lead to damaged shingles, rot and more. A roof flashing system when it is open will easily contribute to leaks and it’s often one of the first areas that any roofing inspector will look at because it’s easy to see from the ground.
Problems With Tiles or Shingles
Your shingles and tiles can often get loose, cracked or broken. When these items begin to break down this can often lead to the chance that you will have water or moisture making its way into the underlayment on your roof. As different types of roofing will often have a different life expectancy, a leaky roof will often be a sign that you have materials that have aged. If you’re starting to notice that your shingles or other items on your roof are starting to break down, it is wise to contact a roofing professional immediately. If you’re spotting the signs of roofing damage throughout your property like shingle materials and flashing on the ground and more, you to act immediately.
A gutter is often used to catch rainwater that falls across your roof and it can be redirected away from your roof and the foundation. When a gutter malfunctions, this often leads to water running off of your roof, continuing to wash away the support across your foundation eventually leading to structural damage. Water that gets clogged in your gutters can also cause moisture to build up in your roofing materials which leads to an increased chance of leaks and rotting as well.
Poor Ventilation in Your Roof
Your roofing system needs to be kept extremely airtight. You need to be able to keep out mildew and mold and with proper ventilation you will be able to prevent these items from forming. Proper installation of venting solutions across the roof will help to prevent the chance of roof rot and this will extend the overall lifespan of your roofing materials. When these systems begin to fail they can often cause ongoing leaks in your roof. Poor ventilation in your roof will also cause your cooling system to work overtime. When you don’t have an addict properly ventilated this can often lead to your air conditioner having to work harder and ongoing problems with water leaks and rotting.
Commercial roof inspections are an absolute requirement for any business owner. Getting a biannual commercial roof inspection can help to prevent a host of issues with your roof and make sure that you can enjoy the best in roofing support! If you are interested in regular inspections for your roofing systems, contact us today to learn more!