Most commercial buildings have flat roofs, which is where the HVAC system is usually located. Flat roofs have very different problems than peaked residential roofs so you need to contact a company specializing in commercial roofs if you have leaks or other problems.
Here are three of the most common issues found on commercial roofs.
Ponding water results from puddles of water left on the roof after it has rained. Ponding water is considered especially undesirable after 48 hours but any ponding water can damage the roof due to its weight. After a storm, you should inspect the roof for ponding water and contact commercial roofing contractors in Longmont CO if it is found so that they can find and fix the roof’s drainage issue.
If the roof is leaking, then the most likely culprit is the flashings that are located on the walls or curbs or surrounding any protruding object on the roof. Flashings are supposed to divert water away from the seams and joints on the roof but if the flashing has broken or been torn away, the roof will leak. Fortunately, commercial roofing contractors can mend the roof and replace flashings to stop and prevent further leakage.
Lack of Maintenance
Most roof issues can be found with visual inspections before they become problems, but for some reason, many building owners neglect regular roof maintenance. Ideally, a commercial roof needs a maintenance inspection twice a year, once each in the fall and in the spring. If you haven’t had the roof of your building checked recently, contact Blue Frog Roofing to begin a roof maintenance program.
Whether the roof in your building leaks or it hasn’t been inspected for some time, you should hire commercial roofing contractors to inspect it and provide estimates for any problems that they find.