Frequently Encountered Issues With Commercial Roofing

By November 22, 2022Roofing Company

Unlike the slanted rooftop on most homes, commercial roofing features a flat structure. That difference accounts for the unique issues in those buildings that have a flat roof.

With extensive electrical and HVAC systems on the commercial roofs, it means that proper aces sis important. And that is one of the reasons that the traffic regularly leads to damage on the roof. From loss of granules, puncture to damage to the roof coating and material, you would need to invest considerably in the roof repairs.

Leaks present a problem in any location and at any time.

The building owner should strive towards leak prevention during all 24 hours of every day. That means that efforts aimed at leak prevention should not disappear when the roof is being repaired. Building owners that appreciate the need for consist prevention of leaks arrange for placement of a temporary barrier, while roofers are working on the building’s flat and topmost structure.

There should be equipment on hand for catching any water that has started to drip from the ceiling. It is also necessary to exercise the proper precautions, if the surface under a leaking spot were to become slippery.

A poor maintenance schedule could work to trigger development of problems.

The building’s owner should schedule routine inspections. It is important that the utilization of professional roofing company in San Jose should limit the emergence of any safety issues.

If non-professionals were asked to conduct an inspection, the chances for creation of punctures would increase. It has been seen that excess walking on the roof’s surface aids formation of punctures.

Standing water on roof’s surface invites development of problems

The pooled rainwater forces the roofing structure to deal with added and unnecessary weight. The roof should have a slight slant. An insufficient amount of slanting could aid creation of pools that were filled with rainwater.

Poor installation could account for the introduction of unwanted issues.

An inexperienced roofer might not understand how much slant to introduce into the roof’s seemingly flat structure.

An inexperienced roofer might not know how to carry out an adequate installation, when working on some type of drain structure.

A lack of experience could push a roofer to take an improper approach to the task of securing the roof to the building’s substrate. Sometimes inexperienced roofers fail to purchase and use top-quality materials.

A general contractor could introduce the same problems as an inexperienced roofer. Moreover, a general contractor might not offer a warranty to the paying customers/building owners. Thus, it is important to ensure that regular maintenance is done while checks on any minor discrepancies are considered and repaired immediately.

Mariano Renteria

Author Mariano Renteria

Mariano is more than just the owner of Falcon Roofing—he’s the heart of our company. His commitment to our customers, employees, and community sets the tone for everything we do. He is a night owl who enjoys ocean fishing, spending time with his family, and the occasional slice of apple pie. He organizes yearly trips for all their workers, emphasizing the importance of team building and camaraderie.

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