As the seasonal weather begins to heat up and cause more storms and severe weather, commercial roofs will start to show signs of damage and wear. More times than not, we find commercial building owners are surprised to find out they have had many underlying issues caused by weather and storm damage that could have been prevented. Here are a few of the types of commercial roof damage that can be caused by weather, and ways you can keep an eye out.
Look for Moldy Smells or Musty Odors that won’t go away.
This can be a huge indicator that you have a leak and water has settled in a hidden area of your building. It may even be impossible for you to inspect the area between walls. Any moldy or musty smells that show up after a storm and don’t go away easily are a cause for concern. We suggest giving us a call right away so we can fix the damage before it spreads and gets worse.
Moldy smells are just one symptom of a hidden leak, and if untreated, the problem can cause huge issues, including structural damage. The sooner this type of roof damage is fixed, the less impact it will have on your wallet.
Standing water on your flat roof should that is visible after 2 days is a red flag.
If the rain water is left standing after 2 days, it will begin to cause damage to your commercial flat roof and eventually lead to leaks and more internal damage. Even if you do not notice any leaking or unusual smells, if the water stands on your roof, it will deteriorate your roof at a much faster rate and lower your roof’s life expectancy.
Commercial roof flashing located around the edge of your roof seals out all runoff and temporary standing water.
If your flashing or edge of your roof is damaged, peeled back, or loose, then rain water will find it’s way under your roof and into your building. If you have debris or tree branches fall along side your building, it is a good idea to check the flashing and edges of your roof after a storm to ensure there are no damaged areas.
Once water has gotten under your roof and into your building, it can still be difficult to detect.
We suggest looking for moist walls, water stains along the ceiling, and unusual wet floor areas that cannot be attibuted to plumbing. It is difficult to trace exactly where the stains have come from without a professional consultation. If left unattended though, internal water damage will cause massive issues for your commercial building down the road.
Tingley Roofing services Commercial Buildings in the Midwest, USA. If you would like our expert customer service to give you a straight and honest consultation, please do not hesitate to call!
We provide commercial roofing service for:
Weather Related Roof Damage – We keep our weather tracker going so we can prepare to service specific needs after any storms or severe weather situations. We have the fastest weather related damage response time. You can get a weather damaged roofing quote today.
Hail Damage – Hail damage to your roof can be particularly deceiving. Unseen hail damage can lead to leaks in your roof. Look for any water spots or moisture around the edges of your ceilings. Typical hail damage to your roof is difficult to see without a professional inspection on top of your building. If you suspect hail damage to your roof after a storm, we can give you our expert consultation.
Wind Damage – Wind damage to your roof can occur in multiple ways. From tears, buckling, and penetrations, all the way to clogged or damaged vents. Tree branches and debris from the wind is a big culprit in many of the roof repairs we do as well. Tingley Roofing does a full service inspection of all aspects of your roof after a heavy storm or severe winds to ensure that your roof remains safe and intact.
Roof Leaks – The most noticeable damage to your roof comes from roof leaks. However, did you know many times your roof can leak internally and show no signs in your building? This type of leak damage can be one of the most expensive to repair, as it can slowly damage the structure of your building. We check all possible leak points to ensure this doesn’t happen to you. If you suspect a possible leak or any damage or wear after a large storm, please contact us today for a free consultation.