With winter rapidly approaching, if you haven’t already prepared your commercial roofing in Austin, now is the time to provide a roof inspection and repair. The forecast for this winter calls for a harsh winter potentially worse than last year. If your building’s roof is in need of repair or replacement, contact Longhorn Construction’s roofing professionals today.
Clear your roof of debris to prevent fungus, mildew and mold from developing. Chemicals from the debris, and in some cases wind blowing debris across the roof can cause damage that may result in tears and resulting leaks of your commercial roofing in Austin.
Gutter, Downspouts and Drains
Commercial buildings typically have either gutters and downspouts, or an industrial drainage system. Inspection includes checking and cleaning of your roof drainage system, as well as inspecting gutters, gutter straps, and downspouts for loose connections, sagging, and damage. The provision of needed repair is essential to prevent water from backing up resulting in damage and leaks to the roof, roofing substrate and your building’s interior. In addition, an overflowing gutter will result in water entering the foundation of the building and can cause costly damage. Remember, water standing on the roof adds considerable weight to it, call for roof repair when you detect standing water.
The Essential Roof Edge Inspection
A loosened roof edge whether from missing attachments or loss of adhesion can result in roof blow off and leakage. A proper inspection of the roof edge is both from the ground, and from the roof. The view from the ground can spot irregularities not visible from the top.
Pay Attention to Sound and Feel
Be observant for the unusual as you walk on the roof, such as squishing sounds and the release of water from the membrane as your weight is applied. In addition, take notice if you feel any sinking of the roof under your feet. Contact Longhorn Construction for repair of your commercial roofing in Austin.
Inspect the Sealant and Fasteners
You will want to inspect the sealant condition around roof penetrations and the HVAC unit if applicable. Ensure the sealant is not cracked, missing, shrinking, and that there are no gaps in the membrane laps. You will also want to check for loose or missing fasteners. Contact a Longhorn Construction professional for repair of defects in the building’s commercial roofing in Austin.
Roof inspections are recommended bi-annually in the spring and fall, and after storms with wind and/or hail. It is to a building owner’s advantage to ensure the roof is maintained. A well-maintained roof lasts longer, performs better, and is less likely to experience a blow off or leaks. Left untreated, leaks can lead to major repairs of the roof, and to the building structure.
Longhorn Construction is a licensed commercial roofing contractor serving the commercial roofing needs of businesses throughout the State of Texas for more than 40 years. You can rely on the expertise of our commercial roofers for professional roofing results.
If your roof inspection indicates the need for repair or replacement, call today to receive a free roofing estimate for your commercial roofing in Austin before winter arrives. Taking care of your building’s roof problems now will prevent growing problems later. Longhorn Construction’s professional roofers are just a phone call away. Our goal is to provide first quality roofing at a reasonable cost, and ensure your satisfaction.