It is not just homes that will eventually require a roof replacement. Commercial buildings will need replacement as well. A commercial roof will last between 15 and 25 years when installed correctly. Even a commercial building will develop roofing problem that need repair and eventually a full roof replacement. Like homeowners, those who own or manage a commercial building should monitor for signs that the commercial building is in need of a roof replacement. Nickerson Roofing would like to share some of the common signs that a commercial building is due for a roof replacement.
Roof Leaks, Water Damage & Mold
One of the most common indicators that a commercial or residential building needs its roof repaired or replaced is roof leaks. When a roof begins to leak, it allows water to enter the inner layers of the roof. As a result, a lot of water damage, mold or rot can develop. If the leak isn’t quickly repaired, often the damage from the water becomes so severe that the roof needs to be replaced entirely. When there are ceiling tiles or the ceiling has water stains, or is leaking water, it is important to have the roof of the building quickly evaluated and see it the roof is due for a replacement.
Bare or Bald Spots on the Roof
Many commercial buildings are designed with a flat roof system. These flat roofs may be made from metal with a roofing membrane which protects the roof from moisture damage. When the roof has bald or bare spots that are missing some of its protective membrane, you need to have the roof replaced. Without this membrane the roof is exposed to the elements and soon the inner layers of the roof will become damaged. If your commercial building has a flat roof, it is very important to inspect the roof once a year.
Roof Blistering & Bubbles
When a roof develops bubbling or blistering on its surface, this is another bad sign. Bubbling and blisters develop on a roof when moisture becomes trapped underneath the paint, or membrane that protects the roof. When moisture becomes trapped, it begins eating away the surface and even find a way into the roof framing and or structure. Bubbling and blistering often requires a roof to be replaced. However, contact a roofing service to properly evaluate your building’s roof.
Sagging and a Roof Overlay
Sometimes a commercial building will have a roof overlay which means a new roof was installed over an old roof. A roofing overlay can be done on a few different types of roofing systems. Often after a roofing overlay and as time passes, the roof may begin to sag. Sagging often indicates that the roof is due for a complete tear off and a new roof. Sagging can also be a potentially dangerous problem and need to be quickly corrected.
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When a commercial building begins to develop any of these classic signs, first seek a roof inspection. A proper roof inspection will help determine if your roof needs to be replaced or repaired. For quality roofing inspection, replacement, repairs and more, contact Nickerson Roofing today.