With a well-built roof, you can be sure that your commercial property will stay safe and dry for years to come even from severe weather events. But when such events happen, it’s wise to have a roofing contractor check and assess your roof, especially if you think it has sustained a certain amount of damage.
But even without any act of nature happening, you’ll still need to check your roof for any red flags that indicate its actual condition, including looking for the following:
Non-Maintenance Wear and Tear
With regular year-round maintenance, you won’t need to worry about any roofing issues. This is because during maintenance, your hired contractor can examine your roof and make assessments on its condition. However, your roof will still be subject to wear and tear, which can become a bigger problem if neglected and eventually compromise your roof’s structural integrity.
Maintenance can be as simple as cleaning off accumulated leaves, organic litter and other small debris. If left unaddressed, these can easily clog drains and even create soil conditions that can sprout unexpected foliage and damage the roof membrane. Make sure to hire a gutter contractor to clear off debris and unclog your gutters. It’s also important to check your roof immediately after extreme weather.
Mold and Mildew
If you spot mold or mildew on or behind walls, this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. While this could be the result of a plumbing or ductwork issue, in many cases of mold, water is more likely getting in between the walls through the roof. If this is the case with your commercial property, then you’ll need to call in your trusted contractor for an inspection.
If your flat roof tends to have pooling water on its surface even after a light shower, then this is likely a result of a structural miscalculation. If you don’t have any proper drainage, the stagnant water will accelerate the aging process through chemical leaching and increased ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure. Your warranty won’t likely cover a full roof replacement due to water-related issues, so you need to make sure that your roof has adequate drainage and check for any kind of water accumulation, especially after it rains or snows.
Whether it’s roofing maintenance or storm damage restoration, AQ Roofing LLC is the only name you can trust. To get started, call us at (501) 951-1683 or by filling out our convenient online contact form. Talk to us today!