The roof on your Atlanta business is constantly exposed to whatever the weather brings, whether scorching hot sun in summer months, rain, hail, wind, even sleet or snow on occasion. Because it’s one of your most important assets, it’s vital to be vigilant when it comes to timely repairs and maintenance. There are four types of destruction you don’t want to face; our Atlanta commercial roofing professionals discuss these issues below.
Deterioration around penetrations in the roof. Many businesses have pipes, vents, and other equipment on the roof which may be related to the HVAC or other system. Any defect or damage around the seals (rain collars, field wraps, etc.) needs to be addressed immediately as putting it off may result in water damage to the roof.
Flashing damage or deterioration. When flashing around expansion joints, the perimeter of the roof or in other areas becomes damaged or deteriorated, it results in weak areas where rain or other moisture can easily infiltrate the roof. Even when the flashing is bent or loose, high winds can make the problem worse. These problems should be addressed by your roofing professional as soon as they’re detected.
Damage in large, exposed expansions of the roofing system. For those with an especially large roof field that’s exposed to the elements it isn’t unusual to experience damage caused by debris or foot traffic. When moisture becomes trapped between layers, it may result in blistering or bubbling. Roofs are prone to wear and tear just as any other component of a building is. Address any problems and have them professionally repaired, or consider having a new roof installed if the damage is extensive.
Clogged drains, downspouts, etc. Whether due to problems with an internal drain seal or clogged scuppers or drains, it’s never good for water to pond on the roof when it rains. When this happens repeatedly, it eventually leads to leaks that can impact not only the structure and decking, but insulation as well. The result can be the growth of mold, water damage to the interior of your building, and worse.
Protect your business against these various types of destruction by having your commercial roof inspected today. At Kelco Roofing we are a commercial roofing company in Atlanta with decades of experience and a dedication to satisfied clients. Give us a call today!