Roof Repair

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Why Commercial Roof Repair is Important

All commercial properties must have their roofs repaired on a regular basis. If you have a new roof installed, you should be aware that some roofing issues can be avoided, while others are caused by age and environmental conditions. 

If you want to extend the functional life and value of your commercial roof, you’ll need to repair it. We’ll look at some of the most prevalent issues that contribute to the need for commercial roof repairs to help you plan for the long-term maintenance of your building’s roof.

Lack Of Maintenance Leads to Costly Commercial Roof Repairs

The integrity of materials used in the installation of a poorly maintained Commercial Roof typically worsens. Roof maintenance isn’t a regular financial expenditure, but a lack of it can lead to more costly repairs in the future, or possibly an expensive replacement.

Following installation, a commercial building owner should hire a roof repair professional to conduct routine inspections and maintenance.

Poorly Designed Commercial Roofs

A poorly built roof is one of the most common reasons for commercial roof repair or replacement. This is a great reason for commercial building owners in Texas to hire only certified and tested roofing contractors that can provide a manufacturer’s warranty that covers both the installation and the roofing materials installed.

Improper Mountings

In the process of securing mountings directly to the roof, the membrane is penetrated. This leads to complicated leaks that are difficult to repair. Many commercial building owners are utterly unaware of this, and they erect signposts, antennae, HVAC units, solar panels, vents/pipes, or billboards without considering the consequences.

If an improper mounting causes an issue, it must be removed before the problem may be resolved.

Wind Damage

When the edge of roofing panels or shingles is blown away by the wind, a partial vacuum is created, jeopardizing the roof’s structural integrity. Wind damage is commonly associated with severe weather events such as hurricanes or tornadoes, but it can even occur when winds reach a moderate intensity of 60 miles per hour.

With properly applied metal edge strips, this problem can be avoided.

Flashing Damage

Flashings help prevent water from entering through seams where the roof surface meets protrusion such as steam pipes and chimneys. Flashings are the first component of a roof system to deteriorate, and they should be monitored closely as part of routine maintenance.

Commercial roof repair is unavoidable, particularly for older roofs, and having it done early will save you money on commercial roof replacement.

LCR’s professional roofers are here to assist you with your commercial roof repair needs; we’re just a phone call or e-mail away.

Give us a call or send us an e-mail at service@longhorncr.com today!