Business owners understand the importance of a solid working roof, regardless if the building is used for retail, warehouse, restaurant, or office space. The occupants desire a place to work without leaks, complications, or disasters. Therefore, securing a roof to last is vitally important. 

From full replacement to minor repairs, and anything in between, Industrial Roofing Contractors in Philadelphia is proud to offer a range of commercial roofing services. We guarantee our work and demand the highest level of service from all our roofing experts. You can rest assured your business property is in good hands! 

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Through our years of working with commercial properties, we have seen a variety of complications. Keep your eyes open for these areas of problems and have them fixed sooner than later. 

Wind Damage 

A major problem commonly affecting flat roofs is wind uplift. This is when the air gets underneath the roof materials and pulls them up. This complication will leave the roof looking like it has bubbles or wrinkles under the surface because the membrane is no longer adhering as it should. 

This is problematic because water can get trapped underneath the surface, and begin to rot the material below. To prevent this damage from happening, flashing should be fastened securely, and regularly inspected. It doesn’t take hurricane forces to create damage to a commercial roof. Wind speeds near 40 to 50 mph are all it takes.

Punctures to the Surface

Again, during storms, branches or other stray materials can land on the roof causing damage in the form of holes or puncture wounds. Take the time to inspect the roof after each major storm and remove the debris as safely as possible. Call Industrial Roofing Contractors to seal up the areas of puncture to prevent any water from seeping through. Tears and scrapes can also create areas of future punctures, so keep an eye out for those areas. 

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Standing Water

If drains become clogged, the water has nowhere to travel. This forces areas of pooled water to collect on the surface of the building. Standing water can cause the roofing material to deteriorate, which will lead to leaks. Secondly, any critters that have made their homes on the surface of a commercial building now have a continual water source. It is best to remove all pools of water and solve the problem before other complications occur.

Lack of Proper Maintenance

Lastly, it is essential to have a commercial roof inspected regularly and have any areas of damage fixed quickly. This will aid in saving both time and money down the road before the potential problems escalate into more complex repairs. Proper maintenance is a wise way of keeping your roof functioning for decades. It is better to take a proactive approach, than a reactive one. 

Industrial Roofing Contractors is the Philadelphia company to call when it comes to your commercial roof. We are here to help! Don’t rely on an amateur contractor to install or repair your commercial roof. Protect your investment. Contact us today and let’s discuss how to keep your commercial building secure for years to come.  

 

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