Need roof repairs ASAP?
If your roof isn’t what it used to be, it’s time to face the music—proactive commercial roofing services can go some way toward alleviating the cost, but every facility experiences difficulties with their roof’s performance from time-to-time. When your building is struggling with a weak area of your roof, it’s time to take action and reach out for repairs. But what about the cost? It’s one of the most significant decisions a building owner has to make, and the cost alone can ward off anyone on the fence. Between environmental conditions, debris build-up, and simple aging, you may not have much of a choice. We’ve outlined some helpful tips for building owners, facility managers, and anyone else concerned about the state of their roof, in case they need to make that choice sooner rather than later.
Don’t rely on online calculators.
We’ve come to trust online calculators for a lot of issues—whether it’s your credit score or car insurance payment, it’s a safe choice that feels more concrete for determining an estimate. When it comes to emergency roofing service, there are too many factors in play for an online repair calculator to accurately determine the cost. For example, a calculator would have to account for:
- Leak location
- Type of roof
- Height, pitch, and access
- Type of damage
- Extent of damage
- Geographic location
- Warranty status
Gather as much information as possible.
It’s not enough to just say “my roof is leaking” or “there’s a weird noise.” The more specifically you understand the nuances of your roof, and can properly identify what’s going wrong, the more likely you are to be able to find adequate help and find the right solution. Whether you need emergency roof leak repair or just want to check what’s covered under your warranty, have as much information as is available.
Learn about the different issues that can affect a roof.
There might have been an issue with how your commercial roofing contractors installed your roof; there might be a long history of bad weather that accelerates the deterioration process; there might just be routine wear and tear. Whatever the issue is, building owners need to acquaint themselves with the primary types of damage that befall a roof, including:
- Damage or seam separation in gutters
- Leaking coping caps or flashing
- Leaking around chimneys, mechanical equipment, roof drains, and other roof penetrations
- Dislodged shingles
- Rips or tears in roofing fabric
- Deteriorated or rusted substrate materials
- Damaged trusses or other roof framing components
- Roof pitch failure
Leaks caused by gutters and flashing are generally inexpensive to repair compared to categorical structure damage, including deteriorating substrate, damaged trusses, and inadequate roof pitching. The commercial roof installation process may not always go according to plan, which is why you need to stay up-to-date with issues plaguing your roof and be as proactive as you can be. This means implementing a routine maintenance plan, typically involving a bi-annual checkup.