Roofing-related issues on commercial properties are inevitable. Something will eventually go wrong. Whether leaves accumulate and clog your drains, or strong winds impact your roofing material, you will have to deal with it sooner or later. At times, holes develop as a result of expansion and contraction due to the freeze-thaw cycle.
Overlooking such issues can have severe consequences. This makes it essential to hire a reputed and well-established company like us at A Roof 4 U to tackle commercial roofing repairs. Here are a few of the most common repairs that we can carry out:
1. Blow Offs
This generally takes place when the seams are incorrectly installed. This is particularly true with upgraded bitumen roofing systems. Strong winds result in exposing the seams, which can have a considerable impact on the membrane.
Destruction like this can also occur when your roof doesn’t have an adequate amount of fasteners in the base sheet, or when poor-quality materials are used for gravel embedment. High winds can easily blow off the caps on the vents and chimneys, which can then result in water entering the pipes.
2. Faulty Flashing and Pitch Pans
The section of your commercial roof that goes over walls, curbs, and anything that’s protruding from the pipes, HVAC units, or chimneys is referred to as flashing. Its purpose is to redirect the flow of water away from seams and joints. Contraction and expansion that occurs can cause the flashing to crack or even rip.
In case the flashing is not installed correctly, water can slowly start to seep in. The primary cause for roof leaks is, in most cases, faulty flashing. Pitch pans are often used around the pipes. If poor-quality materials are used or if the roof is not well-maintained water can easily seep down around the pipes and onto your roof.
3. Piercings and Penetrations
If you decide to add new accessories and materials to your roofing systems things can take a turn for the worse when you hire unlicensed professionals. Excessive roof traffic can result in considerable damage to your commercial roof. This is particularly true with polyurethane roof coatings.
Besides, installers and workmen can also accidentally damage your roof. Although this kind of damage results in leaks, the most significant downside is that this damage is usually not covered by the manufacturer’s warranties or guarantees. Metal contracts and expands more, making it susceptible to deterioration.
4. Issues That Arise From Pooling Water
A clogged or obstructed drainage system can cause accumulation of water in certain areas. Faulty installation or inadequate roof design can also result in this issue. If water starts to collect in areas of your roof, it can weaken the surface.
Besides, improper installation of an HVAC unit, with cracks in the membrane from a bad mopping job, the accumulation of dirt and debris in the drain can also cause water pooling. Issues like these have to be tackled carefully by licensed professionals as they have the tools and knowledge to determine the leak’s location.
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