Commercial roofing systems are notoriously leak-prone. Due to their low slope, water often tends to pond on the surface of commercial roofs, increasing the risk of leaks. That’s why it’s vital that building owners have a basic understanding of the warning signs that indicate their commercial roof is in need of urgent roof repair.
Here are the warning signs you should keep an eye out for:
Water stains on ceilings and walls.
Brown stains on your ceiling and walls are a sign water has already infiltrated your interior. Keep in mind that water stains don’t necessarily indicate the location of the leak, as water follows the path of least resistance. To pinpoint the leak’s exact location, you should have a roofer conduct a comprehensive inspection.
Leaks create a damp environment that’s the perfect breeding ground for mold. If you notice a musty smell or your allergies start acting up, there’s a good chance mold is growing inside the building. Mold needs to be removed as soon as possible because it eats away at wood and organic materials, weakening the building’s infrastructure. Not to mention, it can easily affect other parts of your building. However, the leak needs to be located and fixed before mold remediation can start.
Bubbling roof membrane.
If too much moisture builds up under single-ply roofing or BUR membranes, you might notice some bubbling or warping on your flat roof.
Gaps in the seams.
Seams—the areas where roofing membranes meet—are considered a commercial roof’s weak point. That’s why you need to keep an eye on your commercial roof’s seams.
Important note: It’s easy to miss the early warning signs of commercial roof damage. That’s why it’s best to leave roof inspections and flat roof repair to the professionals.
If you’re looking for roofers near you, here’s a vetting tip: Ask them how long they’ve been in business. This should give you an idea of their level of expertise.
Arrowhead Roofing has been offering professional exterior services to local residents since 1987. In addition to professional roofing services, we also offer premium DECRA® roofing products. To get a free estimate, call us at (918) 743-9257 or fill out this form.