This past year, Colorado certainly endured its share of weather systems rolling through the Rocky Mountain region. From rain, snow, sleet and hail, to tornadoes, wind, and sun, we pretty much saw it all. In fact, going from negative temperatures and snow one day to hot, sunny weather the very next day seemed to be a common occurrence. While these 70 degree temperature swings led to elusive outdoor event planning and a plethora of colds, it certainly impacted your roof as well. Your roof system is designed to protect you from the elements, but what happens when the weather elements get the better of your roof?
Common Signs That Your Commercial Roof is in Need of Repair
When the integrity of your roof is compromised, you have plenty of indicators that should prompt you to schedule a quick service call. Stained ceiling tiles, repeat leaks after rain and snow storms, deteriorating health conditions as a result of mold, and excessive heating/cooling bills are all signs that it’s time to bring in the roofing professionals.
Be Sure to Get Your Commercial Roof Inspected Regularly
Regular roof inspections every six months to one year are highly recommended to prolong the life and integrity of your roof system. However, harsh weather conditions may warrant more frequent inspections or even immediate maintenance and repairs. If you’re not sure if your roof sustained damages from a storm, it might be best to call for a quick inspection before leaks even surface.
Does Your Roof Need Repair or a Full Commercial Re-roofing?
When called for a leak repair or service request, roofing experts will perform an overall roof inspection. They will be inspecting for membrane damage, as well as deteriorating membrane and details, that may have contributed to your leaks. A quality roofing technician will perform and thorough analysis so you can make informed decisions regarding the care and maintenance of your roof. Sometimes small repairs can solve your roofing dilemma however, if the roofing system has sustained too much damage, a complete re-roof may be a better option.
Building owners should also keep their roofing warranties in mind any time service work is performed. You should choose your roof restoration not just based on price but also on the quality of the materials used and the work they are able to perform. Roofing companies that are listed as Authorized Installers and Approved Applicators perform the necessary service work using the correct materials and without voiding any existing roofing warranties in place. It certainly doesn’t pay to use unauthorized installers when they may void your current roof warranty and actually cost you more money in the end.
Although your roof is out of sight, don’t let it be out of mind. Your roof protects you, your employees, patrons, and merchandise. Why wouldn’t you take the proper measures to protect such valuable assets? Taking the time to get proper maintenance and repair work on your commercial roof does a lot to minimizing dealing with major roofing problems that can easily become more costly and stressful to handle.