Common Causes of Commercial Roofing Problems

Jan 10, 2019 | Commercial

Your roof is your commercial property’s first line of defense against the elements. By understanding the types of problems your roof may have and investing in prompt and thorough roof inspection, you can keep yourself informed regarding your roofs current condition.

These are the most common problems commercial roofs face:

Leaks and Excessive Moisture

Leaks can occur in both residential and commercial roofs. While there are many things that can cause a leak, a common cause in commercial properties is the improper fastening of flashing details. Constant exposure to water can lead to excessive moisture buildup, which speeds up the degradation of the roof.

Blow-offs, Tenting, Billowing

Poorly installed flashing can also lead to open seams and laps in the roof. When high winds hit your building, blow-offs occur. Compromised wind resistance also occurs as an effect of inadequate curing on the roofing system.

Poor Installation

It’s crucial to work with experienced, professional roofers right from the start. Otherwise, you run the risk of improper installation and sub-par workmanship. These two factors can lead to roofing problems down the road that will require a premature replacement.

Lack of Maintenance

Sticking to a rigid maintenance schedule is one of the most important aspects of roof care. Doing so will enable you to identify roofing problems before they escalate and cause major damage. It also helps extend your roof’s service life.

Greenawalt Roofing is the roofing contractor you can turn to for dependable services. We provide practical and affordable roofing solutions to residential and commercial property owners alike.

Call us today at (717) 898-6000 for your free hail inspection or roof replacement estimate.

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