How to Identify Damage on Your Commercial Roof
As a business owner, you want to protect and preserve your roof. Part of performing that job is to learn and then identify the signs of any roof damage early on, before a minor roof problem becomes a serious one that requires replacing your entire roof with a new roof. This is part of basic roof maintenance for any business owner. Addressing any small damage right away helps to keep your roof in top condition, as well as extend the life of your roof. Here are some of the signs of commercial roof damage.
Rust or rusty streaks on metal roofs
Rain, humidity, and storm damage can cause your metal roof to rust. To much rust can weaken the structural integrity of your roof, so it is important to contact a professional roof repair company quickly to perform necessary repairs before the rust gets to out of control.
Cracked or curled shingles
If your commercial roof makes use of shingles, you need to be on the lookout for any cracked or curled shingles. This happens due to either bad weather, the passage of time, and/or normal wear and tear. These will need to be replaced as soon as possible to prevent damaging water leaks and structural damage, which could lead to the need for a new roof.
Leaks or spotting on the interior ceilings
This is a clear sign that your roof may need repair, as it indicates a leak in one or more areas of the roof. If you are seeing this, it definitely means water damage has occurred, and this water damage could cause internal structural damage on top of the exterior damage already present. If your ceilings are showing obvious signs of water damage, you should contact a roofing contractor to identify the source of the leak and also inspect for structural damage.
Streaks on interior or exterior walls
If you see streaks on your interior or exterior, your roof could be to blame. If it is a roofing repair issue, it most likely means that either you have shingle damage, flashing damage, gutter damage, or any combination of these issues.
Granules in gutters and/or downspouts
This is a sign that your shingles may have reached the end of their lives, or that they have incurred significant damage. If you find this sign of roof damage, be sure to contact our commercial roof repair experts for an inspection.
If you should happen to see any of the above signs of commercial roof damage then you should contact Paramount Building. We are the leading roof repair company in Shelby Township, MI. We understand the factors that can cause damage to your commercial roof, and we are also experts at preventive maintenance. Contact us today for a free estimate!