Given its year-round exposure to the harsh elements, damage to your commercial roof seems par for the course. But to ensure that you can effectively deal with the resulting issues, you’ll need to determine what exactly has caused the damage in the first place. WaynCo Roofing LLC, a premier commercial roofing company in the area, shares what you need to know.
1. Storm Damage. While most commercial roofing systems are designed for durability, they are not exempt from some damage themselves. Large hailstones and wind-blown debris, for instance, can damage your roof upon impact, leaving dents, cracks and punctures on the membranes. If overlooked, these openings will make it easier for water to infiltrate your building.
What to Do. Promptly schedule a professional roof inspection with Waynco Roofing LLC after a major weather event. By catching and dealing with storm damage early, you avoid leaks and further damage to your roof and commercial property.
2. Heavy Foot Traffic. Your commercial roof can only take so much foot traffic. Are the building’s occupants using the rooftop as a place to hang out? All that walking back and forth can cause punctures on the roof membrane and make it susceptible to water infiltration.
What to Do. Limit access to the rooftop. Allow people there only when rooftop mechanical equipment – or the roofing system itself – is being worked on.
3. Standing Water. Commercial roofing systems appear flat, but they actually have a slight pitch that helps them shed rainwater. There are instances, however, when rainwater may start to pool on the surface, making the roof more prone to leaks. This usually happens due to issues with the drainage system.
What to Do. Simply keeping your roof clean can make a huge difference in leak prevention. By regularly clearing away leaves and other loose debris, there will be less chance of clogging in the drainage areas, which in turn, helps prevent water from pooling on the roof surface.
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WaynCo Roofing LLC is your go-to company for high-quality and effective commercial roofing solutions. Expect only a safe and worry-free experience when you work with us. We proudly serve Matthews, NC, and other areas in Charlotte Metro. Schedule a commercial roof evaluation by calling us at (704) 814-9566 or filling out this contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.