Identifying red flags before they cause damage extends the life of commercial roofs. Structural issues can be hard to fix and can impact the structure and building envelope. Regular maintenance can show warnings and prevent costly roof installation services and repairs. Proactive maintenance costs less than fixes or outright replacement.
Make sure to call a roofer if you see these four red flags:
1. Water pooling
The number one roof red flag is the presence of water where it should not be. The location of the water may not be its source. The presence of water stains near a window doesn’t necessarily mean water is coming from the window itself. After all, water travels on the path of least resistance. It means moisture from the roof can run down walls and appear anywhere in the building.
2. Moisture on the ceiling
Condensation on the ceiling tiles may not always mean a roof leak. It can be heating, ventilation, air conditioning or plumbing issues. If it shows on the top floor though, it’s likely caused by a roof leak.
3. Mold and mildew
Mold and mildew need water to grow. Their presence on or behind walls is a major roofing red flag. Again, this could be due to a plumbing or ductwork issue. Most often, though, water is likely getting within the walls through the roof.
4. Rot In uninhabited areas
Some buildings have restricted or unused areas. In such areas, it can be a while before signs of leaks show, and this can cause rot. If rot is present in such areas of the building, the source may likely be the roof.
Willi Roofing Services can ensure that your roof continues to protect your building. We can help identify the red flags before they impact your commercial roof. We serve homes and businesses in Pflugerville, TX, and its neighboring areas. Call us today at (512) 504-7900 for a free consultation.