Forceful summer storms could have caused just as much damage to your commercial roofing as problems caused during other seasons. Now is not the time to forget your roof — it is a time to be proactive. Otherwise, you may find yourself facing some expensive repairs this fall.
So, what kinds of problems should you be on the lookout for this season?
Summer thunderstorms can be rather violent; especially in this area of the country. Winds can quickly reach 40-60 mph, leaving destruction in their wake. While the most severe storm can actually blow the roof right off of your commercial building, it is more likely that you will face one of these less serious problems instead:
- Flying Debris: strong winds can blow debris across or onto your roof, causing dents, pits and tears in the materials. Very severe storms may also bring limbs of trees onto your roof, which can cause holes.
- Loosened Roofing Materials: shingles may be blown off, leaving the underlayment vulnerable to further damage; metal roofs may sustain damage that separates seams, and the stress winds can put on flashing and decking materials may allow moisture to invade the roof.
Pounding rains can do a lot of damage to a commercial roof. Sustained rain can loosen shingles and cause materials to rust or deteriorate. The more forceful the rain, the higher chance it has to damage the decking and flashing, and that can mean leaks later on.
Standing water is another big danger. If left untreated, standing water will eventually infiltrate the lower layers of the roof, causing costly damage.
In addition, forceful rains can cause debris to clog gutters, which will eventually cause water to back up and damage the roof. Runoff too can cause problems.
Remember, even the smallest leak can cause big problems over time, so every crack, pinhole and water issue must be dealt with right away.
While commercial roofs are made to sustain a lot of abuse, they still need to be taken care of properly. This means hiring a professional like MG Roofing to come out quarterly and inspect your roof for possible problems. A simple inspection is designed to find small problems before they become big headaches. By firming flashing and watching for small cracks and loosened decking, you can save thousands in repair costs down the line.
Ready to begin your new roof maintenance plan with a thorough professional inspection? Call the expert team at MG Roofing to schedule your commercial roofing inspection today.