Buying older buildings, especially warehouses, and repurposing them for other commercial needs is becoming popular. It helps conserve land from being converted into more commercial districts and uses a building that may be structurally sound. One area of the building that may need work is the roofing. If you have a flat roof on the repurposed commercial property, here are some reasons you may want to have a roofing contractor schedule commercial roof replacement services.
One of the leading causes of damage to a flat roof deals with the wind. If your property is in an area that experiences high winds and heavy storms, you may want to consider an inspection. The wind can begin to lift areas of the roofing, causing damage to shingles or to the rubber membrane of the roof. Each time you have high winds and storms, you will notice wind causing further damage to the roof. This eventually leads to water damage, leaks, and insulation damage.
Dipping and Pooling
Pooling water and sloped or dipping areas in the flat roof are noticeable during a visual inspection. The issue with pooling water and dipping or sloping areas is the damage they can lead to. Pooling water can lead to a breakdown of the membrane or top layers of the flat roof. The water can also lead to issues with mold, mildew, and water damage reaching underneath the roofing. If the water reaches under the roofing, you will have insulation issues as well as leaking issues throughout the building.
A quick visual inspection of the gutter system can show you issues with your gutter system. Issues such as bent gutters or sagging gutters can be signs of bigger problems. For example, if you see sagging gutters, you may also have issues of pulling on the roofline. This can lead to rotting, rusting, and other related issues. You also may have issues with drainage problems that are causing clogs to happen within the gutters. If this has been going on for too long, a simple gutter system replacement will not be enough. You will need a full roof replacement.
If you are experiencing any issues with your flat roof, contact your area's commercial roofing contractors. They can inspect the roof and determine the issues that need attention. They will discuss these issues with you and then move forward with the commercial roof replacement services that fit your needs. A roofer can offer you more information about commercial roof replacement.