Watch Out for These Commercial Roofing Red Flags

Commercial roofs are widely considered more resilient than their residential counterparts. This natural resilience, however, comes with a price: it’s difficult to tell if the commercial roof is suffering from superficial damage or requires professional attention. 

The price for a roof repair varies on the kind of damage the roof is experiencing, which is why it’s vital to always get ahead of things. In this post, Wortham Bros. shares commercial roofing red flags to watch out for.

Water Ponding

Most flat and low-slope roofs have natural waterproofing membranes that prevent water accumulation. When there’s considerable ponding on the surface, it’s a clear sign that the commercial roofing’s waterproofing is compromised and leaks are now present underneath the surface.

Water accelerates the aging process of the roof through chemical leeching. Apart from leaks, the roof will also be more susceptible to UV damage. The roof repair cost of a water-damaged roof is also considerable, which is why it’s important that it’s addressed as soon as possible when the ponding is still fairly minor.

Ceiling Rot

Rot damage on commercial roofs often manifest within and it’s very rare that it appears on the very surface. That’s why you should check for signs of rotting and water damage on the ceiling. These often manifest in unused areas of the commercial space or where the foundations of the roof are usually found.

Mold and Mildew

Mold growth on the walls of your commercial space is a red flag that water is getting between the walls by way of the roof. While it doesn’t do any damage to the property itself, mold and mildew can aggravate allergies and are very unsightly.

At Wortham Bros., Inc., we offer complete roof repair options for both commercial and residential properties. We’ll make sure your roof is up to shape so that it can continue to protect your commercial space for years to come. Get in touch with us at (972) 960-3135 or fill out our contact form to learn more.

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