Thanks to their low slopes, commercial roofs are more leak-prone than sloped residential roofing systems. That’s why it’s important to have a professional commercial roofing contractor routinely inspect your building’s roof. Through routine inspections, roofers can fix roofing damage before they affect other parts of the building.
As a rule of thumb, it’s best to leave roof inspections to professional roofers. However, the warning signs of roofing damage aren’t limited to the roof’s exterior; several warning signs can show up in your building’s interior as well.
The warning signs building owners need to keep an eye out for are:
Water Stains on Ceilings and Walls
Water stains are signs large amounts of water have accumulated in parts of your ceiling or building. What are the usual culprits behind water stains? Faulty HVAC installations and wear and tear are usually to blame here. If they’re not done properly, HVAC installations can open up gaps in your roof that allow water to infiltrate your interior. Wear and tear is a natural part of the aging process, but there are several ways to reduce its impact. For instance, you can install roofing coatings that provide added protection or you can regulate access to your building’s rooftop to reduce foot traffic on your commercial roof.
Mold and moisture damage usually go hand in hand, as the former thrives in damp, dark environments. Keep in mind mold poses a health risk and can easily affect other parts of the building, which is why roof repair and comprehensive inspections need to be done as soon as possible.
Looking for professional roofers? Here’s a vetting tip: It’s best to hire local contractors. Since they’re more familiar with the local climate and building codes, they can make better recommendations.STARR Roofing & Gutters, a locally owned third generation company, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including roof replacement and maintenance services. To schedule an inspection or request a free estimate, call us at (512) 736-6539 or fill out this form. Talk to us today!